Problems In Lower Gears (10 Speed)

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Drew D.'s Comment
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Yeah I feel like the six weeks of training I'm going to get going OTR with a trainer from my company is going to help me develop significantly more realistic shifting habits. I will be in a 13 speed for those six weeks and then I have a choice between another 13 speed or an automatic. Right now, I am all about the learning curve of getting these gears air tight. That said, I am going to do what feels safe within my means.

All the advice you have given me has been awesome and definitely helped me pass my road test. I missed 11 points out of 38 according to my tester. He said I did phenomenally well for having been placed in their worst truck for training and testing (his words). That said, I have a ton of improvements to make. But I feel like time behind the wheel running OTR with the guidance of am experienced in house trainer is going to be the biggest boon to improving all aspects of my capabilities. I only have a couple more days and I cannot wait. Been out of work for two months (longest I've ever been out the work force in my life) in order to obtain my class A.

I will keep you all in the loop as my journey progresses. Thanks again for the straight up no BS feedback and advice! Be safe!

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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Drew wrote:

That said, I am going to do what feels safe within my means.

“Mike drop” on the above statement, that’s what really matters. And what feels safe and within your means may evolve... maybe not. You absolutely have the right attitude. All good.

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