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Posted: 7/31/2009 6:00:16 PM EST
Okay, so I am looking to learn how to operate a commercial truck (18 wheeler). I have ZERO experience with them and have never driven a manual transmission (I have a motorcycle, but dont count that as the same). So does anyone know what I can go, somewhere near the metro area, that can teach me EVERYTHING? I dont claim to know a lot about trucks, because I dont know anything, and I want to change that. So, any ideas? A lot of schools say they can train if you already know how to drive a manual transmission, but I would rather go somewhere that works from the bare basics to the most important aspects. Thanks!
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 6:04:58 PM EST
You need to find a friend or relative that has a vehicle with a manual transmission and work on the basic principal.

The clutch on your bike operates on the principal as a big truck but you still to get a feel for it before you enroll in a school.

TD

Link Posted: 7/31/2009 7:28:49 PM EST
They have a class at Chattahoochee Tech here in Acworth ....I've driven tractors, and owned a few 5 speeds....my brother drove a rig before he went back in the Marines..I don't know if I could do it..its tuff
Link Posted: 8/1/2009 4:50:57 AM EST
Originally Posted By Hunterview:
Okay, so I am looking to learn how to operate a commercial truck (18 wheeler). I have ZERO experience with them and have never driven a manual transmission (I have a motorcycle, but dont count that as the same). So does anyone know what I can go, somewhere near the metro area, that can teach me EVERYTHING? I dont claim to know a lot about trucks, because I dont know anything, and I want to change that. So, any ideas? A lot of schools say they can train if you already know how to drive a manual transmission, but I would rather go somewhere that works from the bare basics to the most important aspects. Thanks!


STOP WATCHING ICE ROAD TRUCKERS!!!!! The hot blonde chick only exists on TV!!!!
Link Posted: 8/1/2009 7:03:20 AM EST
Originally Posted By fcs2178:
Originally Posted By Hunterview:
Okay, so I am looking to learn how to operate a commercial truck (18 wheeler). I have ZERO experience with them and have never driven a manual transmission (I have a motorcycle, but dont count that as the same). So does anyone know what I can go, somewhere near the metro area, that can teach me EVERYTHING? I dont claim to know a lot about trucks, because I dont know anything, and I want to change that. So, any ideas? A lot of schools say they can train if you already know how to drive a manual transmission, but I would rather go somewhere that works from the bare basics to the most important aspects. Thanks!


STOP WATCHING ICE ROAD TRUCKERS!!!!! The hot blonde chick only exists on TV!!!!


whoa now, thats called a benefit of the job. You have to work for that
Link Posted: 8/1/2009 7:31:54 AM EST
Well if you want to do this in steps I have suggestion.

Go to the local school system and get hired as a bus driver. They'll teach you how to drive a bus and pay and train you for your class B CDL. Once you have that and some practice find a dump and a trailer to borrow and take the test to get your class A.


Better than paying somebody in my opinion.
Link Posted: 8/1/2009 7:38:15 AM EST
Originally Posted By GeorgiaBII:
Well if you want to do this in steps I have suggestion.

Go to the local school system and get hired as a bus driver. They'll teach you how to drive a bus and pay and train you for your class B CDL. Once you have that and some practice find a dump and a trailer to borrow and take the test to get your class A.


Better than paying somebody in my opinion.


I am all for this also, just has to be a very specific rule in place. Hunter is not allowed to drive any route which will allow him to pick up anyone of HS age. Also there will be no wearing of a metrosexual blazer on said route........

Link Posted: 8/1/2009 7:44:51 AM EST
Originally Posted By fcs2178:
Originally Posted By GeorgiaBII:
Well if you want to do this in steps I have suggestion.

Go to the local school system and get hired as a bus driver. They'll teach you how to drive a bus and pay and train you for your class B CDL. Once you have that and some practice find a dump and a trailer to borrow and take the test to get your class A.


Better than paying somebody in my opinion.


I am all for this also, just has to be a very specific rule in place. Hunter is not allowed to drive any route which will allow him to pick up anyone of HS age. Also there will be no wearing of a metrosexual blazer on said route........



okay.... I get the impression there is a story here.... SPILL
Link Posted: 8/1/2009 11:35:09 AM EST
Originally Posted By GeorgiaBII:
Originally Posted By fcs2178:
Originally Posted By GeorgiaBII:
Well if you want to do this in steps I have suggestion.

Go to the local school system and get hired as a bus driver. They'll teach you how to drive a bus and pay and train you for your class B CDL. Once you have that and some practice find a dump and a trailer to borrow and take the test to get your class A.


Better than paying somebody in my opinion.


I am all for this also, just has to be a very specific rule in place. Hunter is not allowed to drive any route which will allow him to pick up anyone of HS age. Also there will be no wearing of a metrosexual blazer on said route........



okay.... I get the impression there is a story here.... SPILL


haha the story is too long for this. I dont even know if it a story, more of a bunch or random events that end up not going my way haha. No point for me to argue, I will never win
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