Tough Getting Used To Automatic

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∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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I hate backing in it. no control whatsoever! but i hate change....so my issue.

Hahaha.. I totally agree. I started in an auto. I was put in a manual, upon coming here. While I do miss certain aspects of the auto shift, I can say, with certainty, that I LOVE the control I have, while backing, vs the auto.

I drove an International, Volvo, and freightliner auto. I liked the Volvo the best, by a fair margin. The international was harder to Feather in, and I got a lot of forward drift while easing it back. The freightliner LOVED to lunge, and I slammed a fee docks harder than I intended, as a result.

Solo's Comment
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I was able to drive 3 brand new 2019 579's the other week, and let me tell you...my experience was quite pleasant, especially backing. No lurching or otherwise.

I was so at ease while driving and taking offramps and turns, not having to fuss w/ the manual (while occasionally reaching for a clutch pedal) and making sure my speed and gear selection (or complete miss/grind) was right. Just driving and being safe was all I had to be concerned with.

I HOPE to be issued an automatic, as my 6 weeks behind the wheel thus far, the only thing that gives me anxiety is low-speed downshifting, whereas the auto took 100% of that angst out of the picture, it was such a relief.

andhe78's Comment
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It’s one of those things you’ve just got to learn what you need to do to back smoothly. Have always had the dt12 transmission, and while the first few months was jerky going backwards, now days I can gently kiss a dock with the best of them. I love my auto.

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Rainy D.'s Comment
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It’s one of those things you’ve just got to learn what you need to do to back smoothly. Have always had the dt12 transmission, and while the first few months was jerky going backwards, now days I can gently kiss a dock with the best of them. I love my auto.

I wish. Im worse now Lol

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Mine rolls forward in reverse and although sometimes i can ease back, most times it is roll forward or slam back. However i dont have creep mode and want to try one to see the difference

I also have Popeye the Sailorman legs, so clutching in traffic everyone complains about was something i never noticed. seriously

I had my truck 2 months before i took a student...but he was doing all of the backing. I bumped a dock the other day and it took forever!!! I GOALed 3 times and pulled up like 10 times.

oh well, i didnt hit anything.

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HOS:

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HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jamie's Comment
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creep mode

My truck has creep mode, it's pretty handy for hitting docks pretty smoothly but it can still be bad at times... It has a mind of its own! rofl-3.gif

andhe78's Comment
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Yeah, the 2015 I started with didn’t have creep mode so had to learn to feather the throttle. Then I switched to my 2017 a few months ago that has creep mode and actually dislike it, I feel it backs too fast for me, can back slower and more in control when it’s disabled. It’s funny how we get used to certain things.

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