Profile For Mike P.

Mike P.'s Info

  • Location:
    Warrensburg, MO

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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  • Joined Us:
    7 months, 4 weeks ago

Mike P.'s Bio

Currently in the process of getting CDL. Hope to join the profession when I retire from my current career.

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Posted:  7 months, 2 weeks ago

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Automatic vs Manual

It won't make a difference. Many of the larger companies have all switched to automatics. Just jump in with a company that offers Paid CDL Training Programs. CFI and others offer it and are not listed in that link. Good luck.

Im paying for my own training at a local community college. Do these companies make me pay for their OJT or will i just get a person to show me the ropes?

Posted:  7 months, 2 weeks ago

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Automatic vs Manual

So here is my conflict. I am new person thinking about driving. I often hear that if the skills test is taken with an automatic truck then I am restricted to ONLY driving automatics. I am wondering if that is that big of a deal. Can anyone tell me what the industry outlook is for automatics? Are they on the rise and are manuals being phased out? I dont think I really care which one I get the license with because I know if its only the automatic restriction then I can get the manual some time down the road. But I am also smart enough to realize that a passenger car manual transmission isnt the same as a big truck manual. So is the manual "restriction" really that restrictive? Would I be limited greatly? Just doing my research on the entire decision making process. Any comments on this is welcomed. Thanks.

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