Are "manual Transmissions Only" Drivers Supertruckers?

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Ryan B.'s Comment
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You always crack me up on this topic Bruce. You act like using a clutch is the equivalent to doing squats in the gym or something. We have drivers over 70 years old using 13 and 18 speed manual transmissions and do just fine.

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The drivers who appreciate an auto the most might just have left knee problems like I do. Thankful to have an auto.

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BK's Comment
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You always crack me up on this topic Bruce. You act like using a clutch is the equivalent to doing squats in the gym or something. We have drivers over 70 years old using 13 and 18 speed manual transmissions and do just fine.

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The drivers who appreciate an auto the most might just have left knee problems like I do. Thankful to have an auto.

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Go ahead and make fun of a crippled up old man, lol

How many of the older drivers you refer to spent 50 years in heavy duty construction? Anything that is easier on my knees is a good thing to me.

port2ky's Comment
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The drivers who appreciate an auto the most might just have left knee problems like I do. Thankful to have an auto.

You're correct! I had dislocated my left knee a few years ago and had surgery for it in January. Ended up hurting it again in March slipping on an ice patch 😂

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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You always crack me up on this topic Bruce. You act like using a clutch is the equivalent to doing squats in the gym or something. We have drivers over 70 years old using 13 and 18 speed manual transmissions and do just fine.

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The drivers who appreciate an auto the most might just have left knee problems like I do. Thankful to have an auto.

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Go ahead and make fun of a crippled up old man, lol

How many of the older drivers you refer to spent 50 years in heavy duty construction? Anything that is easier on my knees is a good thing to me.

Tom TOTALLY prefers an auto, 100% ~ his sciatica in his right hip, being a lefty, is SO exacerbated shifting. Floating, skipping, doesn't matter. Still need that left leg.

We finally fixed the 'wallet' conundrum. Cargo pants in the winter, minimalist wallet nowadays.

Filling out apps, still pondering our (his) next move due to FAB, just note that many companies prefer an applicant NOT to have that restriction.

~ Anne ~

Bird-One's Comment
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You know I love ya Anne. But to be fair you are not using the clutch to float. And if you are floating than you are not using it to skip gears either. So when you say you still need that leg only when you need to press it in all the way do you need that left leg. Which is something I don’t really do a bunch of. I creep in low gear a lot. But that’s just me.

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You always crack me up on this topic Bruce. You act like using a clutch is the equivalent to doing squats in the gym or something. We have drivers over 70 years old using 13 and 18 speed manual transmissions and do just fine.

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The drivers who appreciate an auto the most might just have left knee problems like I do. Thankful to have an auto.

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rofl-3.gif

I couldn't resist.

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Go ahead and make fun of a crippled up old man, lol

How many of the older drivers you refer to spent 50 years in heavy duty construction? Anything that is easier on my knees is a good thing to me.

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Tom TOTALLY prefers an auto, 100% ~ his sciatica in his right hip, being a lefty, is SO exacerbated shifting. Floating, skipping, doesn't matter. Still need that left leg.

We finally fixed the 'wallet' conundrum. Cargo pants in the winter, minimalist wallet nowadays.

Filling out apps, still pondering our (his) next move due to FAB, just note that many companies prefer an applicant NOT to have that restriction.

~ Anne ~

Banks's Comment
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Companies are moving away from manuals. It's no longer a necessary skill and it reduces the amount of candidates in a hiring pool. I was talking to an old Dominion driver about a month ago and he told me the company is moving towards autoshifters in 2023. Reason being, too many potential employees have restricted licenses and they don't want to wait resources and time with training. FedEx no longer trains on manuals. The student has the option if they're available. My building has 3 manual truck left and once they're gone it'll no longer be an option.

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