Shifting Synchronized Manual Transmission Training

Safe and Smart New Driver Training Program

Safe and Smart New Driver Training Program: Shifting Synchronized Manual Transmission Training

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
  • Describe proper shifting skills

Safe and Smart New Driver Training Program: Shifting Synchronized Manual Transmission Training

Basic Controls for Manual Transmissions

  • Manual Transmission
  • Shifting Controls
  • Safe Shifting Tools
  • Speedometer
  • Tachometer
  • Governor

Shifting Synchronized Manual Transmissions

  • Synchronized Transmissions
  • Upshifting
  • Downshifting
  • Downshifting Synchronized Transmissions
  • “Hitting” a Gear
  • 5 and 6 Speed Shifting Patterns

Shifting Skills

  • Good Shifting Skills

Universally Compatible

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.


Knowledge Assessment

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.