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Dee E
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Manual is the best choice. I think in my opinion automatics fall on there face when hauling heavier loads.

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Kelvin Barnes
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Manual is better, you control the speed not the truck, and also if you have a heavy load it pulls better.

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Gerald Gaston
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I've heard drivers say that they feel out of their element after going from a manual to an automatic, & vice versa, each does have it's pros, & cons, to each their own as they say

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Alexander Montoya
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@Stanley King My truck is an automatic which is what I prefer. Continuous shifting in LA traffic can be a drag. I also fractured my knee two years ago so an automatic is preserving my health in the long run. I know for overweight loads, my company uses manual transmission trucks.

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Letitia Lamontagne
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I've never driven an automatic. I think it all depends on what your load is and what motor your dealing with on weight & how much experience you have under your belt as to what you NEED to be driving. There's still people in this world that can't drive manual and NEVER will. Me ... 18 speed for long hauls, but 13 speed for city driver's is plenty. JUST MY OPINION 😉

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Kevin Hoss
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I reckon it depends on the application and some just their opinion. My opinion is manual. When hauling heavy freight you can get the power you need as you need it when an automatic is gonna leave you dragging. My thought on the subject anyways.

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Evelyn Ellis
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Manual is the only way to go, start out low gear with a heavy load. I really don’t see how a automatic can hold up to such loads . I drove a semi for 35 years. I learned to drive in a pickup, 3 on the column

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David Lutes
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Truck Driver at Truck Driver Save A Lot

I would most diff rather have manual, I’ve been drive 30 years and have driven a automatic and told them if I had to drive automatic I would quit first. I’m totally old school when it comes that stuff.

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Yamesha Walton
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Manual because you have more control! The automatic system save the company money from the new drivers damaging transmissions. So the question should be which is better saving lives or saving company money. Drivers are disposable to major companies.

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Ondria James
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Give me manual all day everyday. #1999 Driver What is automatic...I been gone a minute

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