Companies That Hire With Automatic Restriction

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Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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CFI will. Our fleet is all autoshift. Of the two main schools we use, Crowder College is now training on autoshift and they are working closely with Truck Dynasty to get them at least one autoshift truck.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Lol JoAnne, it's actually BETTER, if you've never driven a car with a manual transmission. A truck with a manual transmission is a completely different animal and you haven't learned bad habits. You'll find learning to double clutch much easier that those who've driven manual 4 wheelers.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
JoAnne EC's Comment
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Lol JoAnne, it's actually BETTER, if you've never driven a car with a manual transmission. A truck with a manual transmission is a completely different animal and you haven't learned bad habits. You'll find learning to double clutch much easier that those who've driven manual 4 wheelers.

Kinda what I was thinking; thanks for reinforcing it. The only thing I (think I) know is that in a car, you press the clutch all the way to the floor and in a truck, I think that's a no-no. So I can see how that would be a pain to have learned it one way then it's totally different in a rig. Thanks Susan! =)

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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G&D Integrated, six months experience required. Will hire auto restriction, all the newer units (purchased in the last 3 years) are autoshift, and we are on a give year replacement cycle.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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So I don't get into another argument with G-Town about the loss of the manual trannies. I will have to be open to them. But I won't say that I will not miss them. But it's like the first time that you got into a truck, it was something different than driving a shift car or truck (pick-up.) It's something I grew up with. I didn't drive an automatic until I was 21. I even took my first driver's test in my dad's tempest which was a stick, 3 on-the-tree. For all you people who do not know what is, the shifting lever is on the steering column.

Anyway I am rambling again. If it makes you less tired at the end of the day, I guess I will embrace it more.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Old Dominion has no automatics and does not plan on getting any in the foreseeable future.

Old School's Comment
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I even took my first driver's test in my dad's tempest which was a stick, 3 on-the-tree.

Haha! Man, you are old! I haven't heard that phrase in a long time. Those things were fun to drive.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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A friend of mine had a ‘61 Chevy Apache C-10 step-side with a 3-speed on the column. Borrowed it often. Wish I had bought it from him when he had it for sale in the early 80s.

Neat little truck.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Old School-

Thank you for calling me old! You should of seen what it was like going to truck school again with all the youngsters. One of of graduates couldn't drive out of California. He won't be 21 until July. Out of all the ones in my class I alone will be going OTR. They all got local gigs. There was one guy who was going to team with his GF after graduation. He was 59 and looked well much older so to speak. Hard life I guess. The pic of me with the Raptor is only 1 1/2 years old. It was at the science building of the college I went to.

G-Town you should of bought it. They are going for $1500 without an engine out here. There trannies were strong workhorses.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Anyone remember push button automatic transmissions? :)

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