What is your favorite to drive? Easiest to shift? Most comfy? I'm qualified and came off the qualified list and am a feeder driver now. I have driven very little. (Seniority here dovetails at annual bid. Ive only driven in feeders during training and 3 days in jan. bumped back to packages since i was at bottom till now.)Participated in annual bid and have a regular bid run that starts in 2 weeks. The tractor assigned to it is a sterling. Today a few of us new drivers from packages worked on hooking up sets and I got to use the sterling. First time ever driving one. During training I mostly drove the ch Mack. Couple times in a vision Mack. I noticed with the sterling the shift range seems to be a lot less rpm s than the Mack's. in the Mack's to shift up or down the range needs to be in the 900-1600 rpm range. In the sterling it seemed I had to be around 600 -900 rpm. Anyone know what the optimal shift range is for a sterling? I know if the tach was anywhere near 1500 it wouldn't go into gear when trying to downshift. Most guys talk bad about the sterlings. Didn't seem to bad to me. Better than a package car is the way I look at it. Only have driven a Mack pinnacle through the car wash, but they seem real nice. I've never been in a international. Ps. This is my first ever started thread after being here a while. Woo hoo.