Is the Manual vs. Auto Debate Over?

Improving reliability, better gas mileage and zero learning curve for new drivers are selling points in a shift toward auto transmissions for bigger work trucks.
Is the Manual vs. Auto Debate Over?
Manual transmissions, such as this Eaton Fuller, place full control in the hands of the driver. (Photos by Ed Wodalski)

In the age-old debate of manual versus automatic transmissions in commercial trucks, Brian Stroetz, vacuum truck sales representative for Western Star dealer V & H Trucks in Marshfield, Wis., believes automatics will soon be the transmission of choice.

Far from extinct, Stroetz...

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