Question. Will We Have A Choice In 5 Years Of Manual Or Automatic Transmission? I Have Been Told Things.

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Victor C. II's Comment
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Wow that really helps! I did not realize just how much it can wear on you. I have knees that have arthritis because I had lymes disease and the clutch I find, keeps them loosened up. If I personally let them set for a super long time without moving them they ACH! But I think when I decide to be an owner operator , I will invested in an auto and a manual cause I am going to.hire my brother if he wants to drive and also some more people.and see how it goes. I want to have a company that I can pass on to my kids or family to run. Gotta start somewhere I guess! Wow thanks for enlightening me!

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Jeremy's Comment
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I took one of our automatics out while my truck had repairs done only complaint/concerns i have is the brake wear because it certainly didnt slow a load on a big hill like my 10 sp does

Errol V.'s Comment
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If you're still wondering about auto-shift transmissions and fuel economy, think about this: auto-shifts will coast (shift to neutral) going down some hills, while if you did that in a manual, you'd be breaking the law.

G-Town's Comment
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I took one of our automatics out while my truck had repairs done only complaint/concerns i have is the brake wear because it certainly didnt slow a load on a big hill like my 10 sp does

Whenever I descend a grade, I switch to manual. Holds the hill just fine.

Errol V.'s Comment
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I took one of our automatics out while my truck had repairs done only complaint/concerns i have is the brake wear because it certainly didnt slow a load on a big hill like my 10 sp does

I drive an automatic. With cruise control on, when I start down a hill the Jakes seem to always keep me at 67 mph or less. No braking really needed.

Without cruise, I can pull the shift paddle back a notch, and the Jakes do it again.

Rick S.'s Comment
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You keep saying "WHEN I GO O/O".

While it's nice to have a game plan - let's focus on getting through school, and getting a coupla 100K miles under your belt - before you commit to something like that.

Make it IF I DECIDE TO GO O/O - and we'll work on crossing that bridge, when it's a little closer than years into the future.

Don't knock an auto - until you've got a few miles in one.

Rick

mountain girl's Comment
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I miss the phenomenal calf muscles I used to have with a manual, both legs.

Other than that, contrary to what I expected, the automatic chooses gears on mountain downgrades very well and the engine brake works the way Errol described. I use it a ton. Haha.

I do miss the manual but on safety, I have to admit, the automatic chooses gears better than humans because it uses the traction sensors that get a more exact, timely read on the road than I could through mere "feel" of the ride.

-mountain girl

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Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Victor C. II's Comment
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Rick you are right and yes I am one to always jump the gun on something that I am so passionate about! I will slow down. I am just going to work on working for TMC or another company for a few years maybe for a while if I love working there and then decide wether or not I am going to. Thanks for all the advice Rick and if you have anymore I would love to hear it!

Mountain girl, that is dually noted and will not be ignored! I do, just like you, like to shift the gears but I also understand the safety factor in the automatic transmission! Thanks for the info and if you have anymore that would be awesome!

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