PC transmission poll

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by You've Got Mail, Nov 1, 2014.


Is your PC equipped with a manual or an automatic transmission?

  1. Manual

  2. Automatic

  1. You've Got Mail

    You've Got Mail Active Member

    Curious to know the ratio of manuals to automatics on this forum.

    Does it have to do with seniority? I see a lot of drivers around my area without clutch pedals...

    As much as I love driving stick outside of work, being given an automatic PC would make life so much easier. One less thing to have to think about.
  2. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Stick shift Is much better in the snow.
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  3. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    I had a Freightliner/Allison auto for a while that would allow me to start in second. That wasn't bad.
  4. FatherBrown

    FatherBrown Member

    Auto is definitely nicer on some routes, but honestly I think I prefer the stick on a route with a lot of DR stops because there's less involved on the start/stop process. Don't have to shift into park to stop, and the vehicle is already in gear when you start. As far as ratio it's prob 3/4 auto at my center.
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  5. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    Its about half and half in my building. I realized that all of the biggest trucks are stick shift and all the little ones are automatic. I'm trying to learn how to drive stick right now so next year if I get the oppurtunity to driveI will be good.
  6. Gumby

    Gumby *

    The brand new automatics suck! Shift inhibitor. No rocking back and forth.
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  7. You've Got Mail

    You've Got Mail Active Member

  8. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    Yeah, that's a definite pain.

    Gotta protect them from the rookies that don't know how to drive in snow!
  9. Gumby

    Gumby *

    I had a brand new truck ,last year. Said take It back and give me my old truck please!
  10. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Best truck I ever had in the snow was,93 ford 5 speed.
  11. Survival of the fites. The strong will survive. If you want an automatic then figure out how to get one.
  12. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    All I want is a power source for the radio.
  13. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    Easy, peasy.

    Just poke around a little.
  14. jaker

    jaker trolling

    I got a new 2011 gas , auto and I love that truck
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Our center is 100% automatic.
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  16. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    Of course it is.
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  17. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    As a matter of fact yes we had two of those q4 2012. They look hideous. The shelves fold up on the inside, which could be useful. A driver on a route with 200-230 miles a day got one. He has a town to deliver to with a grade about 20 miles to get to and said it was a gutless wonder. We have one left, I think we traded it. We recently got in about 10 new propane vehicles p800s. These are to replace our p700 gas trucks. I would be curious to know if other centers are doing, or have done this also.
  18. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Automatics are quicker on a route with alot of drs easily. Screw driving a stick, more wear and tear on your arms shoulders and legs.
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  19. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    I usually have an automatic but my truck was in the shop so they gave me a stick and I was :censored2:. The truck they gave me was a stick and had decent pickup which was cool but dang all day long no legroom at all. Riding all day with my knees and nuttz on the steering wheel, sucked balls to say the least lol.
  20. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    All of the 1200s are not stick shifts.