Manual Transmission

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Big Scott's Comment
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CFI will train you on automatics and the whole fleet is all automatic.

Errol V.'s Comment
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I have found several YouTube videos from CDL College in Colorado that are excellent for training.

Check out this one about shifting: 🎬[Tutorial] 10 Speed Shifting TIPS, 2018 –Truck Driver Students

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • 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.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Michael H.'s Comment
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I hear what your saying I watched a lot of you tube videos on double clutching since my first post and think I grasp the concept of how to do it but I think it is bs that I have to learn from youtube videos or other students while instructors are running to there cars one after the other as soon as one gets backs the other goes I'm sure I will learn enough but for the money I am spending I would not think most of my education would be from YouTube or other students I thank you for your comments though and wish you the best

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.

Old School's Comment
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Well, there was absolutely no reason for you to spend that money. Where have you been? We teach this stuff in here daily.

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CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • 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.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Michael H.'s Comment
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I know you teach it here and I check out this site sometimes 10 15 times a day I was trying to go to school on weekends so I could can keep money coming in till I get my cdl but I should have listened to you guys the pros and went with a company trained cdl on automatics I thank you so much for all the knowledge everyone here puts out im just wish I would've taken advantage of you guys knowledge sooner

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • 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.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Big T's Comment
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I hope you find a program that works for you. You have convinced yourself you cant drive a manual and that mindset becomes self fulfilling prophecy in this industry.

I know you teach it here and I check out this site sometimes 10 15 times a day I was trying to go to school on weekends so I could can keep money coming in till I get my cdl but I should have listened to you guys the pros and went with a company trained cdl on automatics I thank you so much for all the knowledge everyone here puts out im just wish I would've taken advantage of you guys knowledge sooner

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • 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.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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You have convinced yourself you cant drive a manual and that mindset becomes self fulfilling prophecy in this industry.

I totally agree

It seems that encouraging him to face challenges head on and learn how to shift whizzed right past his head like a poorly aimed bullet.

Michael H.'s Comment
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I hear what your saying I watched a lot of you tube videos on double clutching since my first post and think I grasp the concept of how to do it but I think it is bs that I have to learn from youtube videos or other students while instructors are running to there cars one after the other as soon as one gets backs the other goes I'm sure I will learn enough but for the money I am spending I would not think most of my education would be from YouTube or other students I thank you for your comments though and wish you the best

I guess yall did not see this

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.

PJ's Comment
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Michael I understand your frustration, you have explained it very well. I too had trouble with shifting in school. I finally got it down to the point, after a lot of hard work on my part, to pass the test. That was almost 5 yrs ago. Today I’m still driving a manual 18 spd. Instructors are like everyone else in this world. Some good, some ok, and some that are very poor. Quit worrying about what those instructors are doing, and buckle down and get it done. Your time spent there is a tiny fraction of your career. And at the end of the day you will be the loser. No matter their competence they still have your money, and they have a cdl. You don’t yet.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • 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.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Michael H.'s Comment
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Thanks pj you are so correct I'm thinking I will gain from them what I am able and look at training menus on here and watch a lot of you tube I am pretty sure I can do the double clutch now it just was not even told to me how to do it at class and some folks are to busy thinking of what the want to say next about self fulling prophecy and encouragement whizzing by my head than reading what I said but its ok some folks are just that way I guess

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.

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