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PackRat's Comment
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Scott D.'s Comment
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Drove an Auto for the first time today.... what a slow ass slushbox.. didnt think i was ever gonna get up to 65, and that was with an empty 48' trailer..

Robsteeler's Comment
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Congrats!

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Splitter's Comment
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Drove an Auto for the first time today.... what a slow ass slushbox.. didnt think i was ever gonna get up to 65, and that was with an empty 48' trailer..

Don't keep it floored. Let off the accelerator as if you were shifting. I let off just as it approaches 1500 rpms & it shifts faster.

Scott D.'s Comment
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Drove an Auto for the first time today.... what a slow ass slushbox.. didnt think i was ever gonna get up to 65, and that was with an empty 48' trailer..

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Don't keep it floored. Let off the accelerator as if you were shifting. I let off just as it approaches 1500 rpms & it shifts faster.

ill just stick to manuals until im forced to make the switch,, i was also bored as hell on this trip haha

Splitter's Comment
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Drove an Auto for the first time today.... what a slow ass slushbox.. didnt think i was ever gonna get up to 65, and that was with an empty 48' trailer..

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Don't keep it floored. Let off the accelerator as if you were shifting. I let off just as it approaches 1500 rpms & it shifts faster.

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ill just stick to manuals until im forced to make the switch,, i was also bored as hell on this trip haha

Luchy you! I don't have a choice. Lol

Scott D.'s Comment
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Drove an Auto for the first time today.... what a slow ass slushbox.. didnt think i was ever gonna get up to 65, and that was with an empty 48' trailer..

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Don't keep it floored. Let off the accelerator as if you were shifting. I let off just as it approaches 1500 rpms & it shifts faster.

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ill just stick to manuals until im forced to make the switch,, i was also bored as hell on this trip haha

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Luchy you! I don't have a choice. Lol

iv not decided on a company yet... but if given the choice.. im gonna stay manual as long as i can. unless its a 10 year old ragged out old hag that lives in the shop

Marc Lee's Comment
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Congratulations!

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G-Town's Comment
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Congratulations on passing your road test Scott. A big step with many more ahead of you.

I’ve read your assessment of driving an auto-shift as if you’ve been a twenty-year veteran trucker with 18-speed mastery.

Drove an Auto for the first time today.... what a slow ass slushbox.. didnt think i was ever gonna get up to 65, and that was with an empty 48' trailer..

Many of us in the forum have gone the way of auto-shift and frankly would not trade one for a manual. Having lived with an auto-shift for over three years, this includes me.

Once you understand how tightly coupled cruise control is with these transmissions, including the Jake (engine brake), it’s likely you will adopt a different opinion. In the mean time, it honestly has no bearing on becoming a successful, top performing driver.

Take a look at this:

Do Real Truckers Drive Automatics?

Good luck and best wishes for continued success.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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iv not decided on a company yet... but if given the choice.. im gonna stay manual as long as i can. unless its a 10 year old ragged out old hag that lives in the shop

OD only has manuals for the foreseeable future. But to me it does not matter what I drive they pay the same.

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