How to shift a 10 speed tractor trailer

*****WHEN GOING DOWN A have to be in the proper gear BEFORE you start down the hill...failure to do so may lead to an "Out of control situation" that may cause DEATH!!!*****

How to shift a big truck in 3 easy steps, LOL! When I got the silly idea I wanted to drive truck I searched You Tube on how to shift these things and really couldnt find anything good. I tried to make this as simple as I could. The biggest thing is not NOT over complicate this! Just think of it as a 5 speed... Lift the "high / low selecter" and it's another 5 speed. Slowing down is the harder part. Look at your speedometer, add the two numbers together and put it in that gear....Sounds easy? it is.... after a few days. Just remember when slowing down, in a worst case scenerio, if you mess up and can't get it in gear, you to come to a complete stop and start over...just throw your 4-ways on. Don't panic, stay calm, it's just a truck! In a few days you'll be shifting like a pro!!!
Hope this helps! If you have any questions, just drop me a line.

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Author Susiman Jerusan ( ago)
Thank you man :)

Author F Mann ( ago)
I liked that adding the speed together will tell you what gear you need to
be in . its takes the thinking out. Nice newbie Tip!

Author Mike Friday ( ago)
keep pushing the clutch like that and you will be grinding gears

Author chad milbourn ( ago)
what is the point in double clutching

Author Blake Robinson ( ago)
I have tried the manuals in those tractors but they are Pritchard hard and
I didn't have to use the clutch to shift but only when starting

Author Gustavo Aguilera ( ago)
actually I already learned to double clutch in my school and yes u don't
depress the clutch to the floor just pass free play point only time u fully
depress clutch is when u completely stop

Author Lydia Daffenberg ( ago)
Thank you for posting this--it is a great help.

Author Thomas C ( ago)
Too far with the clutch pedal only do that in first

Author Fishing with Ronny ( ago)
Wow I learned a lot thanks man

Author Alex Gonzalez ( ago)
this was very helpful. I believe it was well explain besides the fact that
this is confusing when reading the DMV Manual

Author james bond ( ago)
its very useful video, still i am keep grinding. ... so stressed out

Author DIEGO ( ago)
Super helpful, thank you

Author Penny Lester ( ago)
Great video, very informative.

Author Christopher Smith,Countrytime Sky ( ago)
man your info is much appreciated thank you so much ......

Author Gustavo Aguilera ( ago)
#1 The accelerator (throttle)is released,the clutch pedal is pressed,and
the gearbox is shifted into neutral.#2 The clutch pedal is then
released,the driver matches the engine speed to the gear speed either using
throttle (accelerator)(when changing to a lower gear )or waiting for engine
speed to decrease (when changing gear to a higher gear)until they are at a
level suitable for shifting into the next gear.#3 At the moment when the
revs between engine and gear are closely matched,the driver then instantly
presses the clutch again to shift into the next gear.The result should be a
very smooth gear change. hopefully this helps cause I'm new comer to

Author Gustavo Aguilera ( ago)
this guy is doing it right I 2 saw a different video on double clutching
where he doesn't put it all the way the first time to put it in neutral but
I Google it the proper method and u do have to clutch it in all the way
both times cause ur clutching in neutral as a gear so to speak.i to am
going to cdl school but I like to research things also thank God for

Author Ross McKinnon ( ago)
hahaha fuckin sox? you could have worn shoes for the video Man, Good vid
anyway though very informative

Author pin dongle ( ago)
Awww shittttd!!!!! Escaping the cops and teaching you how to double-clutch

Hello my name is Cutch and I show you how to clutch. The feds are hot on my
tail they have stolen my crocs and Im ready to die.

Author Billy Turner ( ago)
If your at 10 mph in fifth pulling up to a red light do you just clutch and
break and stop

Author Josesosa Aosa ( ago)
nooooo,after 2 gear ckutch is history,wassap🐫🐫🐖🎠✈✈

Author cumulo25 ( ago)
When you double clutch on a downshift, wouldn't you rev the engine BEFORE
you push the clutch in the second tine to engage the lower gear? Revving
the engine with the clutch pushed in seems kind of pointless since you want
to wind the tranny up in neutral, and having the clutch in when you rev it
would defeat the purpose.

Author MrWill1985 ( ago)
Shifting a truck is different then shifting a car. I know the other person
in my truck driving class drives a car with a manual and he runs into
mishaps with shifting the truck.

Author Richie Rich ( ago)

Author leo 77 ( ago)
Iunderstand most of whats being taught here.. my question is whats the
purpose of double clutching?

Author shane sheets ( ago)
By far the best video showing double clutching

Author Birendrajit Singh ( ago)
Can you please tell me, at what RPM, low and high gear need to change and
also of we stopped at red light, at that time we have to move truck in 2nd
gear or 1st gear?

Author Zain B ( ago)
Thanks for the vid man. Makes my life a lot easier. I'm getting better at
floating the gears and honestly hate double clutching because of the toll
it takes on your leg. I just need more practice like you said and will get
better and better. Also like the trick of adding up the numbers to know
what gear to get into.

Author solo jay ( ago)
1+5 meaning 15 mph?

Author Alex Urbina ( ago)
double clutch is for sissies 😂😂

Author kelvin reissland ( ago)
good number trick at the light. with the gears. never looked at it that
way. i kind of work off of sound and feel. but we learn something everyday

Author Nicholas Amick ( ago)
You're way too deep on the clutch. You're hitting the clutch brake now.
1-2" past free play in a 1-2 count.

Author Nando Cas ( ago)
your not sopouse to push the clutch all the way its bad for the
transmission youll mess it up

Author Prince Dabby ( ago)
this is really help me thanks a lot

Author Princefaro ( ago)
Hey, I am Ish. Thank you for this very helpful video. you are appreciated
so much.
I am getting ready to start driving for Universal. It has been about 4
years since i was in a truck. thank you

Author Scott Schalow ( ago)
i passed my cdl a in a 10 speed. that is what the company has in our trucks
. would like to learn the other 15, and 18 speed . possablity go owner
operater . down the road

Author donald mittan ( ago)
only use the brake when when your going to hit something
...brakes overheat very fast ......use the tranny

Author donald mittan ( ago)
only use the brake when when your going to hit something
...brakes overheat very fast ......use the tranny

Author Dustin Collins ( ago)
great help simplifying 10 thx

Author vettepassinbye ( ago)
You are so right, because I dont think I will learn it. I will let you know
ok good luck to me.

Author Alhourani ( ago)
youve got one hellofa leg!

Author Raymond Williams ( ago)
You're really good at explaining the gear shifting; I Even understood the
18 shift video, too! Thanks, I've always wanted to know how they worked.
Got them both first time-and I'm Dyslexic!

Author SUPERMAN 7 ( ago)
if you know how to shift a msnual car transmission, you can master a big
truck, its not hard at all!!! Confidence is key, perception, just do it....

Author SUPERMAN 7 ( ago)
Great video!!!

Author Shawn “S_Dawg” Flaherty ( ago)
I had to lmao and I just couldn't stop laughing out loud when he said "It's
just that simple", because for a newbie who has NEVER shifted before, it
never seems "...just. that. simple." lmao

Author Eddie James ( ago)
You should NEVER push the clutch in as far as this guy is doing when
shifting through the gears!!!

Author Jimmy H ( ago)
when shifting gears, it is not necessary to press clutch all the way down

Author Jimmy H ( ago)
when u downshift, press down clutch to N and rev. up rpm. and N again and
pop into gear.

Author Don boyd ( ago)
what if you in tenth gear and had to slow down fast so now you going 15mi
hr could u go straight to 6th gear. how do you react to that situation?

Author seth myers ( ago)
This video used to be titled "awww shittttd!!!!! escaping the cops and
teaching you how to double clutch"

Author Anthony Sadler ( ago)
Thanks man

Author John McDermott ( ago)
I am going to a class for my CDL next week. I've always known how to drive
a regular manual trans, but I was always curious about these big rigs. Good
information here, thanks!

Author Yomayra Marquez ( ago)
I did like it, exactly how it is in cdl classes. love the way he explained
it much better understanding

Author E Galindo ( ago)
What a great tip about finding the gear you should be at 40 MPH. It was a
very good video.

Author Erika Drummond ( ago)
You don't happen to live in north Florida, do you?

Author Double D ( ago)
When do I hit the actual brake? Im lost

Author Rami7605 ( ago)
Question: why truck needs so MANY speed shift? Why cant just have 6 as a

Author Weldon Mebane ( ago)
Great Video just started UPS Feeder School,great info!!

Author wavyheat305 ( ago)
I start off in fourth like a real man.

Author theOntarioFisherman ( ago)
Are u atleast wearing something xD?

Author Wayne Brown ( ago)
thx very informative hood job bunny

Author Radioman909 ( ago)
So when you went from 4 to 5 gear, instead of pushing in the clutch you
flipped the switch on the gear handle to switch from low to High? Is that

Author Jason Shea ( ago)
SkilledEddie is absolutely correct. Only press the clutch pedal all the way
to the floor when the truck is at a complete stop. Otherwise, you'll
destroy your clutch brake in a hurry.

Author S Singh ( ago)
great video thanks

Author rdashmine359 ( ago)
Awww shit! Escaping the cops and teaching you how to double clutch!!

Author MAD MEX ( ago)
thank you for the lesson, really helped me out.

Author Douglas Gonsalves ( ago)
My left leg hurts now.

Author Adrian Paradala ( ago)
good video,double clutch for the dot drive test. then just use the clutch
for the first gear,good well explained video.

Author silverscorpion73 ( ago)
nicely done way better than my instructor who just barks thins out and
yells when u dont get it like he says

Author Nookerdog777 ( ago)
Yea go ahead and shift like that. Your clutch break will be burnt out in an
hour lmao.

Author Gustavo Kennedy ( ago)
question can you shift like in a car or small pick up double clutching
sounds like a lot of work to me .

Author Shema Harris ( ago)
you pushing the clutch too far. don't need to push the clutch in that much

Author Michael R ( ago)
Finally... One more thing. Trying to add and subtract numbers on your
gauges? A brand new nervous as it is driver is now also gonna be doing math
problems hoping maybe? Just maybe the light will turn green by the time he
gets there! Here's a trick... Be prepared and know how to stop at all red
lights. Don't hope or assume they're gonna change to green... Someone can
be killed. And if you wind up getting a little hung up getting moving
again, so what. That's how you learn, there is no magic pill you can take.
Miles in the seat... There's you're answer. Please no math problems behind
the wheel.

Author Michael R ( ago)
I don't mean to hate but this is both oversimplifying and complicating at
the same time. I stopped halfway thru cause I couldn't take it. You can't
just keep saying "it's that easy" because if it were than anyone could just
jump in and do it. What you did do was gloss over the most important thing
which is matching engine speed to road speed. Sitting in your underwear and
socks moving a gearshift around doesn't explain what really needs to be
understood which is matching engine speed to road speed and road
conditions. It's all done by listening to the engine, knowing what gear the
engine needs. It's all by feel and unfortunately the only way to learn it
is by getting behind the wheel and fucking up until you learn it. It's only
"that easy" once you've mastered it. That being said, it's not 'Rocket
Science' and most will get the hang of it rather quickly. Furthermore I've
never driven a big truck that would coast to a stoplight in 10th or 'top'

Author Cesar Velasquez ( ago)
why is double clutching important or necessary?

Author EZrussian ( ago)
Good explanation. Covered everything.

Author IronFarmer 112 ( ago)
What RPM range do you need to be in to down shift?

Author Keith Bertschin ( ago)
Great video, going to take my class 1 so this is great prep, thanks

Author Florida Joe ( ago)
You're depressing the clutch way too far!! You're also not double clutching
on this video! You never depress the clutch all the way to the floor while
moving. But thanks!

Author Adventurer Simone ( ago)
lol thanks for the speedometer points! Should make me look like a pro
tomorrow at training!

Author JJ Carpenter ( ago)
All I see are SOCKS!!! Can't concentrate on anything else... C'mon man!!

Author Morphs Of Manchester ( ago)
So As A UK driver (auto only) I have tried a 4 over 4 but failed miserably
(not the best teacher tbh) So considering we have sync gears would I just
change like a car as that's what I was doing on my lesson but because of
the ridiculously stupid placement of the changer on a Scania stuggled to
hit high range

Author Sticky Kingpin ( ago)
on my Toyota Rav4 I always rev match before getting on the clutch

Author Sticky Kingpin ( ago)
or does it not matter? I just don't want to ruin the clutch.

Author Sticky Kingpin ( ago)
great video, but from what I've learned, when down shifting and rev
matching, I heard you should hit the accelerator pedal first while in
neutral when rev matching before going to the clutch so not to burn out the
clutch. in this video he is saying to get on the clutch firstwhile in
neutral, then rev match, is that incorrect? Shouldn't it be rev first to
the desired rpms and then hit the clutch?

Author ace frehley ( ago)
Why don't transmission manufacturers put in synchronisers so you don't have
to double clutch , it is 2016.

Author Juan Lopez ( ago)
great video man this helped me a lot!!!...the only part i got a question is
about the speedometer you said (add some numbers) i got lost on that part i
dint see what numbers u adden to determine what gear to be in when u slow

Author juan martinez ( ago)
thank u so much for uploading this video , what if we dont do double
clutching ?

Author sccstudent0311 ( ago)
great video!

Author F M- Ali ( ago)
Still I didn't get the numbers for example(1+5=6)...Etc...Hows that ?

Author Ryan Wood ( ago)
Good video, thank you!

Author Kevin Stanley ( ago)
you should not pre select hard on every thing

Author Dave Sielaff ( ago)
Altho people will try to tell you it is easier on tranny to double clutch.
It is way faster and easier to not use the clutch at all. Ease up on the
fuel, pull into neutral and when engine rpm drop enough just slide into
next gear( this does take some practice, but then so does double clutching

Author Dave Sielaff ( ago)
Bet your mechanics hate you. You do not push the clutch down that far. When
you do you are engaging the clutch brake( which you only do at a complete
stop). This is for Trucks to stop the transmission from free wheeling so
you can engage the gears. If you do this while moving you will attempt to
stop the gears in the tranny that are being turned by the wheels.

Author stillsmokin53 ( ago)
this was a great video. thank you

Author Mario Long ( ago)
Good video. Yours is easy to understand. Like in your other video you
said DOT wants you to double clutch when taking that test. You are correct
Sir. Learn to double clutch first the right way. Good videos. Keep up
the good work Thanks....

Author Rene Johnson (1237 years ago)
Add the two together what two!

Author Rene Johnson (1296 years ago)
What he talking about look at the speedometer and ad the two together,

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