Some people worry themselves silly about learning to shift. They think it will be too difficult or that they will have to learn it on their own. You will be taught how to shift during CDL training. Relax, it's not that hard to do.
It is basic but useful for learning all things new.
Know that many are nervous for the first day or so of doing this.
Some drivers want to skip the basics and go to shifting without using the clutch. Ever heard the saying crawl before you walk?
I believe the idea in the mind of many who inquire of this magnificent feat is, "If I learn to shift without the clutch, shifting will be easier".
Sorry, you have to learn the basics of shifting first to know what to do in order to use the clutch. Besides, to pull off, you still must use the clutch.
When I was training they didn't teach shifting without the clutch. Whether you are taught how to shift without the clutch or not, you will easily learn how to do this after you get familiar with driving a manual transmission.
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Rpm and road speed to shift smoothly on an eaton 18 speed not using a clutch. I was thrown in one recently. Any help would be appreciated
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