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Automatic trucks conquer the American highways
  • October 21, 2023

Automatic trucks conquer the American highways

The advantages of choosing automatic trucks for a fleet company are numerous. The trucking industry is experiencing a difficult time because of the shortage of truckers and they are betting high for new drivers to enter the market. But they must not forget that betting on technological advances in this sector are just as important, and automatic trucks are a positive bet for the sector.
Driving an automatic truck is easier in comparison to vehicles with manual transmission. It could be the easiest way for a new and with less experience driver to learn how to drive a truck much faster, because the truck automatic transmissions make driving simpler.
It´s basically a manual transmission but it counts with a computer that informs when the drivers they have to shift the gear. These transmissions are easy to use and cheaper than the manual transmissions and that´s why they are gaining ground in the sector.
Even though there were trucking companies against adopting the use of automatic trucks on their companies the evidence about how the trucks with these characteristics operate is making more and more companies to change their minds and planning to make changes on their truck fleet.
There are experienced truckers against this transition to automatic trucks. Basically, because they feel comfortable driving manual transmission trucks, they have been doing this their whole life and they will affirm they didn´t have any problem until now, so why would they have to make this change? Because it has many benefits for them and for the companies.
Benefits of choosing automatic semi trucks for a fleet company:

- Automatic trucks are safer on the road;
- Are easier to operate by new or experienced truck drivers;
- Lower maintenance cost for the company in the long term;
- They are high-performing trucks

Often times, truckers don´t have the opportunity to help the company make this type of important decision and would just like to be listened to. But in this case the benefits of automatic semi-trailers are great and benefit both companies and truckers. The best way for truck drivers to realize these benefits is to get behind the wheel and drive these trucks with automatic gearbox.
 

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Autor: Jose Luis Nogales
Date: 2023-06-02


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