This course is designed to help new CMV drivers learn the basics of shifting synchronized manual transmissions.
Shifting gears is one of the more difficult skills a driver learns when becoming a professional driver. Correct shifting technique is important. It allows drivers to maintain control of their vehicle and operate the vehicle efficiently. Mastering this skill takes coordination, patience, and practice.
After completing this course, learners will be able to:
Explain the basic controls and tools used to shift a manual transmission
Identify the basic shift patterns and procedures of a synchronized manual transmission
Safe and Smart New Driver Training Program: Shifting Synchronized Manual Transmission Training
Basic Controls for Manual Transmissions
Safe Shifting Tools
Shifting Synchronized Manual Transmissions
Downshifting Synchronized Transmissions
“Hitting” a Gear
5 and 6 Speed Shifting Patterns
Good Shifting Skills
This course was created using standards that will allow playback on most internet capable devices with standard web browsing capabilities including Apple’s iTouch, iPad, and iPhone, as well as most other smart phones and tablets including those with Android and Windows operating systems.
Average Completion Time
Completion times vary depending on the number of times the information is viewed prior to finishing the course. The average completion time is 20 minutes.
Testing is conducted in this online course to reinforce the information presented. You are provided three opportunities to achieve a passing mark of 80% or greater.
Certificate of Completion
Upon successful completion of this course, a certificate will be available to download and print. You can access your certificate through your online account.