A Good Driver Or Not!!!!!!!

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D-Wash's Comment
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Hey Vets, Do it mean that you're a Good Driver if you can Shift without using the Clutch???

Pianoman's Comment
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Hey Vets, Do it mean that you're a Good Driver if you can Shift without using the Clutch???

If it does, then I'm an amazing driver. Haha, I'm no vet but alot of people float. I think it's easier than double-clutching.

D-Wash's Comment
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Lol....I was just told to Float the gears during my road test for a job!!! I Don't think that's the Right thing to do so I'm asking my family here at T/T to see what they think!

Float The Gears:

An expression used to describe someone who is shifting gears without using the clutch at all. Drivers are taught to "Double Clutch" or press and release the clutch twice for each gear shift. If you're floating gears it means you're simply shifting without using the clutch at all.

Pianoman's Comment
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Lol....I was just told to Float the gears during my road test for a job!!! I Don't think that's the Right thing to do so I'm asking my family here at T/T to see what they think!

The tester at the new job told you to do that? Or someone else?

Float The Gears:

An expression used to describe someone who is shifting gears without using the clutch at all. Drivers are taught to "Double Clutch" or press and release the clutch twice for each gear shift. If you're floating gears it means you're simply shifting without using the clutch at all.

D-Wash's Comment
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No,,,Another Veteran Driver!

Pianoman's Comment
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Ask the tester what he/she wants you to do. If it's fine to do either, do what you feel most comfortable with. Double-clutching is always fine and I think most testers don't mind if you float since they're drivers too and probably do it themselves, but just ask to be sure.

Rob S.'s Comment
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Ask the tester what he or she wants to see. Then do your best. You might also explain in advance what you're used to doing. In my case, I've had an auto-shift for a long time. If I did a road test in a manual, I'd certainly tell the tester about my experience level. Never conceal anything, they'll find out anyway.

D-Wash's Comment
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Cool Paul I gotcha!!!...Thanks

Ask the tester what he/she wants you to do. If it's fine to do either, do what you feel most comfortable with. Double-clutching is always fine and I think most testers don't mind if you float since they're drivers too and probably do it themselves, but just ask to be sure.

D-Wash's Comment
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Yea Rob I've been in an Auto Shift for the past year myself and I think I would feel more comfortable Double Clutching than floating.

Double Clutch:

To engage and then disengage the clutch twice for every gear change.

When double clutching you will push in the clutch, take the gearshift out of gear, release the clutch, press the clutch in again, shift the gearshift into the next gear, then release the clutch.

This is done on standard transmissions which do not have synchronizers in them, like those found in almost all Class A trucks.

Double Clutching:

To engage and then disengage the clutch twice for every gear change.

When double clutching you will push in the clutch, take the gearshift out of gear, release the clutch, press the clutch in again, shift the gearshift into the next gear, then release the clutch.

This is done on standard transmissions which do not have synchronizers in them, like those found in almost all Class A trucks.

Tractor Man's Comment
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I NEVER use the clutch. I drive an Automatic!

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