The Commercial Drivers License (CDL)
 

 

The Commercial Drivers License

B-3 SHIFTING GEARS

Manual Transmissions

Correct shifting of gears is important. If you can't get your vehicle into the right gear while driving, you will have less control.

Basic Method for Shifting Up.

Most heavy vehicles with manual transmissions require double clutching to change gears.

Knowing When to Shift Up.

Basic Procedures for Shifting Down

Special conditions where you should downshift are:

Before starting down a hill.

Before entering a curve.

Multi-Speed Rear Axles and Auxiliary Transmissions

Automatic Transmissions

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