Auto Or Manual

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Jeremiah's Comment
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I was wondering if Prime will give you a choice of Automatic or manual will the make you drive a manual LW? And what do you guys like to drive?

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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I was wondering if Prime will give you a choice of Automatic or manual will the make you drive a manual LW? And what do you guys like to drive?

Don't think Prime has automatics. There are very few companies that have automatics anymore and they are getting away from them and going back to manual trannies.

Jeremiah's Comment
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Oh ok my friend drives as O/O for Rohel and he has a Auto but its like at a '12 so I didn't know. And I waiting to go to prime till my baby is born so I just getting ready to go and trying to bleed ever stone for info haha.

Chris L.'s Comment
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I haven't seen any automatics here, heck you can't even pick your color. It's the luck of the draw when it comes to truck assignment.

Woody's Comment
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Don't think Prime has automatics. There are very few companies that have automatics anymore and they are getting away from them and going back to manual trannies.

That is what I had heard as well. Which is why I was surprised that some if not most of the new trucks Knight was bringing in were automatics. I had also heard of another larger company that was bringing in autos but I can't remember which one.

As far as the original posters question, I have NO desire to drive an auto. My concern has always been how will they shift in bad weather. I was talking to another driver the other day that had one and without my mentioning this he brought it up. He said the one he drove seemed to shift hard and was worried about driving in snow with it. To be fair I have not personally spoken with anyone that has driven an auto in the snow so I may be worried about nothing, but I want total control of my gears and how they are shifted.

Woody

bookworm's Comment
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My roommate drove a 2012 auto Volvo for almost 2 years and he'd do runs up to Denver once a week or more and he never had a problem on the snow with his as long as he got his chains on. I've never driven one either so I couldn't tell you. The head instructor at FFE's school in Ft. Worth told me that within 5 years most major companies would be running autos, but idk, that's just his opinion I'm sure.

Pat M.'s Comment
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When you drive an auto you slow down on the snow/ice which you should be doing anyhow. They have a manual mode just like your cars. A friend of mine has a mack with an autoshift and the only time he does not like it is when he is pulling a belly dump

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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When you drive an auto you slow down on the snow/ice which you should be doing anyhow. They have a manual mode just like your cars. A friend of mine has a mack with an autoshift and the only time he does not like it is when he is pulling a belly dump

Not all automatics have the manual mode option.

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