Hello there! First post here, relatively new to UPS. I got in at a good time, and within a short time I'm up for cover driver. The problem is that I only recently managed to get scarce practice in manual transmissions until I could drive on the roads without too much trouble in an old car, and I wasn't allowed to be yard certified until I could do so. But before I could even do that, the test hit! I failed my first test, but they're doing a rare retest shortly. My confidence is crushed, and management refuses to let me get certified in the yard before it. I'll definitely do the test to the best of my abilities, but the truck I'm in for the test is completely unlike anything I've driven! Not so much in size alone, but the gears! It's a 4-speed, the stick is -very- lose and hard to even properly find the gears. There's even gaps where you're too fast for the lower gear, but end up slowing down too much for the higher gear. At one point I couldn't even go into first despite being at a stop for several seconds because the gear would just grind, even holding the clutch to the floor while trying to shift from neutral! Even a cover driver that had been stuck with it during peak season couldn't believe they were testing on it. This seems like a rant, but I'm curious. Is this normal? Is that kind of unwieldiness on a standard transmission normal, or is the truck possibly just in poor shape? Or is it possible I'm still just very bad at changing gears? What kind of trucks did you test on? And lastly do you have any tips for an aspiring cover driver to pass his test?