Automatic Straight Truck Jobs

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Roxanne C.'s Comment
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Does anyone know what companies run automatic straight trucks? I have my Class B with air brake and I had a straight truck job for 8 years and my truck was automatic. I now have a job driving a large bus like a Greyhound bus but I would really prefer to drive truck I've done this for 5 years. Anytime I've tried to drive straight truck with standard shift I've had a really bad time no matter what technique I taught myself or tried it just always never seem to work it would for a little while and then the next thing I know for some reason I could not get the gears to shift they would just jam and get stuck so I'm looking for companies that run straight trucks that don't use standards I know that's kind of hard but if you are out there and you know of anything I'm looking thanks in advance.

Rob T.'s Comment
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I don't believe we have any members here that operate straight trucks, this forum is mainly class A tractor trailers. Many of the companies that require a class A are switching over to automatics. Maybe try JB hunt, I see their "final mile" division straight trucks around here all the time, but I can't say for certain they're automatic.

PackRat's Comment
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Good suggestion, Rob. I've been hearing ads on the radio for non-CDL box truck jobs at Schneider this week. Welcome to the TT, Roxanne!


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  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
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Roxanne C.'s Comment
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Thank you for the information I will look at Schneider's. I knew about JB Hunt.

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