Manual Transmission

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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some folks are just that way I guess

Yeah, it's called experienced and we know what matters in this career. Complaining about not getting enough instructor attention never got anyone anywhere. We're trying to teach you the approach you need to take mentally to succeed in this career, and that means taking things into your own hands and making it happen.

Would you prefer we coddle you and criticize the school and give you excuses to fail? Do you think that will help make you a better driver?

Michael H.'s Comment
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I do not want coddling but you and the other fellow I guess did not bother reading this before starting in with the critsmad not constructive criticism but I understand i have seen your kind before as for me I would rather build up than tear down but to each his own I guess

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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

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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.

Old School's Comment
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I would rather build up than tear down but to each his own I guess

Kind of like the way you've been building up this school you're attending? You've been consistently critical of the process that you have no understanding of. All anyone here is trying to get you to do is Focus On What's Important.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I would rather build up than tear down

Look, I know what you want us to say. You want us to say you don't have to learn shifting because it's hard, and you want us to say that you don't have to take personal responsibility for whether or not you learn the things you're supposed to because the school is no good.

Well I'm not going to help you blame others if you don't learn what you're supposed to and I'm not going to encourage you to back down from challenges.

This is by far the easiest your trucking career will ever be. You're in school driving around a parking lot and you're already looking for people to blame if you don't do well and you're already trying to back down from basic challenges like how to shift a truck. What are you going to do when you hit Chicago rush hour traffic? What are you going to do in a snowstorm in the mountains? How are you going to feel when you're 1,000 miles from home and you haven't seen your family and friends in a long time?

Trucking is the type of career where you have to be fiercely independent and you have to take it upon yourself to make things happen. There's no one out there to blame if things don't go your way. No one is going to let you take the easy way out of things. Trucking is tough and it takes someone who knows how to overcome a long list of challenges and get the job done.

Nothing is going to be ideal for you on the road. Traffic, weather, tight schedules, terrible drivers, too much time alone - there's a lot of things to overcome. If you don't have the fortitude to show up at that school and find a way to learn the things you need to know then there's no hope for you. There's no way to sugarcoat that. I'm not tearing you down. Quit being so thin skinned. I'm trying to help you understand the magnitude of the challenges you're going to face out there. School is the easiest thing you'll ever do in trucking. You have to find a way to learn what you need to know.

Brian's Comment
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Don't sell yourself short. Like the millions of drivers before you and the ones that come after learning how to double clutch takes time and patience. What would you have done just a few years ago when autos certainly were not what they are today training wise? In late 2015 that wasn't an option that I was aware of. I can tell you the exact day in school where suddenly I could somewhat shift and negotiate a turn and thought alright maybe this will be fun. Its something you'll have to figure out for yourself the instructor good or bad can only do so much. So go grind some gears have some fun.

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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