Video: Truck Driver Skills: Shifting an 18 Speed: How to Skip Gears
Shifting an 18 speed.
This video gives a demonstration of how to shift an 18 speed big truck, along with a bit of advice to help a new driver. How to skip gears, when going through all the gears, isn’t necessary, depending upon the situation.
Best advice for smooth shifting? It takes loads of practice. This demonstration features a 35+ year driver, with a 2004 Peterbilt 379, with a 475 Cat engine.