Re: New breed of truck drivers......
Biggest I ever drove was a 19,200# Gross GMC 6500 box truck. 5 speed with 2 speed rear, no synchos in 1st. I was working delivering auto parts from warehouse to stores. 3rd day on the job we had a big load, and needed that truck, nobody could drive it, I volunteered. No biggie, even on Pittsburgh hills. And I always have shifted with no clutch when appropriate, I taught myself after reading the VW owners manual that actually taught you have to drive WHEN your clutch cable breaks. It came in handy when I injured my left ankle and had to drive my 5sp Jeep to the emergency room without using the clutch at all. If you work on them, learn how they are put together, you can drive them better. You know what is happening, not magic voodoo connecting the pedal to the transmission.
1967 El Camino Malibu - Deepwater Blue
ZZ4 350, FiTech 600 complete!,Roadmaster tank, 700R4, Underdash A/C in progress, JGC Steering, 1990s truck serpentine.