🎬[Tutorial] 10 Speed Shifting: Double Clutch, Hybrid Shifting, Floating Gears

🎬[Tutorial] 10 Speed Shifting: Double Clutch, Hybrid Shifting, Floating Gears

This video begins with a review of Double Clutching a 10-speed transmission (Eaton Fuller).
We then introduce Hybrid Shifting as a way of learning how to float gears.
We then show floating, fixing missed gears, and a random sample of all 3 types of shifting.

JUMP TO a specific section in this video:
Double clutching 00:27
Hybrid shifting 3:23
Floating 5:50
Fixing missed gears 8:20
DEMO: double clutching, hybrid shifting, and floating (random) 9:35

KILLER 10 Speed Double Clutch Shifting video for truck driver students here: https://youtu.be/z6AKaBeRNU8

This CDL Skills Test Road Training video is part of a playlist for Commercial Driver License students. CDL College offers affordable training options for people who wish to obtain their CDL A or B.



  1. Nitlesh Nand on October 8, 2020 at 3:44 am

    Thanks your videos are very informative. I have learnt more from your videos than from my cdl school.

  2. 126cardinal on October 8, 2020 at 3:46 am

    great tutorial

  3. bzacon on October 8, 2020 at 3:46 am

    Never understand why hybrid is clutch out. It seems more intuitive to blip out and clutch in. Is this for dog wear? My intuition tells me grinding is worse, but I can also imagine how floating to neutral could cause damage, it just seems less violent.

  4. Patrick Kennedy on October 8, 2020 at 3:48 am

    Really enjoyed the flick , I’m in my second week of cdl and that helped a lot.
    Best flick I’ve seen 😊

  5. Silviu Poenar on October 8, 2020 at 3:49 am

    Should’ve mention [splitter 🖕] from 5 to 6 and [ splitter ⏬]down from 6 to 5

  6. Marshall Adams on October 8, 2020 at 3:51 am

    question: on floating gears when you downshift, what is the step by step procedures because I’m a little lost on how to do that. I saw the video but I couldn’t tell if the driver braked first to slow down, thanks

  7. Arrow206 Project206 on October 8, 2020 at 3:51 am

    Floating the gears, looks cool, and I have done it for 43 years. Any Mechanic will tell you, that is what a clutch is for, to shift the gears. It is still considered a Bad Habit to do. In fact any Road tester should fail a student for not using the clutch. So teaching them how to Float, is not really a good idea. Besides riding the clutch, will end the life quicker anyway. LOL… What you are doing by Floating is taking the Synchronous of the Transmission and wearing them down. Eventually, the transmission will wear out and you will lose that ability to shift like that over time and even the clutch will not slow the speed and you will never get the gear unless you grind the heck out of it, to slow. The Only time this Floating comes in handy, is if your clutch breaks down and your out of adjustment. At a set of lights, you can shut down the truck in 1st gear, and start the truck into running and Floating gears can get you to a shop for repairs. A tricky maneuver, but it can help to get you in for repairs

  8. Otto on October 8, 2020 at 3:51 am

    It’s been over 20 years since I drive a split shift but I’m about to get back into it. This was a good refresher.

  9. Larry Spicer on October 8, 2020 at 3:51 am

    Every driver I caught floating gears in my trucks I fired there ass on the spot!!!! That clutch is there for a reason and by god if you dont know how to use it you need another line of work.

  10. Michael Crovella on October 8, 2020 at 3:52 am

    CDL College produces videos superior to most others. Good job guys!

  11. joseph moorer on October 8, 2020 at 3:53 am

    That is my problem, missing gears and recovery is difficult especially when downshifting

  12. Dayton D on October 8, 2020 at 3:53 am

    I can’t shift double clutching! What a pain it is! I never understood how it was easier that way? I have floated the gears since the first time i stepped in a truck and drove it as a kid. Plus back then i was to short to be pushing clutches and shifting at the same time lol

  13. Toto Thedog on October 8, 2020 at 3:56 am

    I started learning how drive truck by floating gears. To be honest I have never double cluthed. Just seems pointless. I get hybrid, some of the trucks at the yard at my job. The sticks gets stuck in gear sometimes, and you have to clutch it out. Good video though man.

  14. Gigantic Pepper on October 8, 2020 at 3:56 am

    Question, so let’s say we’re in 7th gear coming to a complete stop, can we come to a complete stop (clutch all the way then brake) put splitter down and shift to the starting gear (eg 1st or 2nd gear) then release the brake and slowly off the clutch and then gas? I never drove manual before or would we have to go from 7,6,5,4,3,2,1? and I am currently in CDL school, the instructor threw us in the fire, never backed in my life, the first two days he made us straight back and offset! Did horrible D:

  15. McCoy Debra on October 8, 2020 at 3:56 am

    why half clutch when shift gear?not clutch to the floor?thank u

  16. Seven1 Productions on October 8, 2020 at 3:57 am

    I was told that hybrid shifting was wrong that it messes up the clutch.

  17. Eric Kroiss on October 8, 2020 at 3:57 am

    do these techniques work in your avg car? Say a VW Jetta? Whats different in the transmission if they don’t?

  18. Mustang Chris on October 8, 2020 at 3:58 am

    Hybrid shifting is just Single clutch

  19. Chris Roberts on October 8, 2020 at 3:58 am

    Very helpful to me! Especially the "don’t panic" part. Much appreciated

  20. Noah TUBE on October 8, 2020 at 3:59 am

    Wow,Thanks guys.

  21. teamus95N on October 8, 2020 at 3:59 am

    Hybrid 100%

  22. Antor Medrano on October 8, 2020 at 4:05 am

    Slideshifting is the best strategy! Also the clutch last longer!

  23. Aum Akash on October 8, 2020 at 4:08 am

    Great video…i only know to double clutch. Thanks man

  24. Robert Buglio on October 8, 2020 at 4:11 am

    Its good to know how to drive a manual .autos are easer on your nee and body makes life easier .

  25. Neil Ayrons on October 8, 2020 at 4:12 am

    Very helpful. I wasn’t taught how to double clutch and shift and this video explained it all. Now to put it to the test in the truck. Thank you.

  26. Jesus Garcia on October 8, 2020 at 4:13 am

    I am an experienced driver and I am learning a lot from your videos. I am having problems double clutching after 20 yrs floating gears. You have excellent videos, thank you.

  27. Bob A. on October 8, 2020 at 4:15 am

    If my tendom dump truck is loaded 48,000 lb as gross weight, at what gear should I be at the intersection to turn left or right?

  28. Damian Gillett on October 8, 2020 at 4:16 am

    but when you grind like a few I saw, A gearbox is far more expensive than a clutch….. Maybe consider an Allison ? 8:16 for example. You do that shit fully loaded with 62 to 96t down hill with red traffic lights and 20 cars in front of you….. How is it going to end? I can tell you – multiple fatalities. Yes It’s a handy skill but ensure you are on a road that should you miss a gear you can recover without burning your brakes up

  29. GETREAL! on October 8, 2020 at 4:17 am

    Excellent video. Only it will be so much more helpful if you showed tbe rpm needle at the corner of the screen … Thank you

  30. Clayton G on October 8, 2020 at 4:18 am

    This video is very helpful 👌 in that you explain exactly what is happening and the sequence are repeated. Thank you i love these videos!!

  31. Daniel White on October 8, 2020 at 4:19 am

    Gear shifting is designed to the RPM of the engine and the speed of the truck. Old school instructors called it the V the high and low RPM to shift at that is the reason there is a tachometer in every truck. Floating gears can be very good but no transmission manufacture will recommend floating gears. The more you know about your equipment will make a more professional operator in every.

  32. Omar H on October 8, 2020 at 4:21 am


  33. HighBrass 777 on October 8, 2020 at 4:21 am

    It is the correct RPM’s that are giving me trouble.

  34. Fernando Cuevas on October 8, 2020 at 4:22 am

    Wow it was awesome how they applied all the techniques at the end, double clutch, hydrib and floating!!! I was always wondering if it was possible to downshift floating gears and thanks to this video now I know!!! Can’t wait to apply the hybrid as well!!! I just recently got my CDL license but I was only taught how to double clutch and was told about floating gears but like I said I didn’t know you could float gears to downshift and didn’t even know about hybrid shifting!!! Awesome video!! This helps a lot for us beginners because I’m sure employers look for this kind of knowledge on potential employees!

  35. Arrow206 Project206 on October 8, 2020 at 4:22 am

    Hybrid Shifting, normally, we would do that if we jammed the gear, and it won’t go back in the next up or down, and would use the clutch to set the gear into position. Or if we can’t release the gear forwards. It is a short cut, to help when we get a shift wrong say on a hill, when your loaded and the truck slows to fast for the Sync to Mesh. And by the way, Smack smack… your riding the clutch still. Bad habits are hard to break, but you need to keep the clutch free….

  36. Alexander Castillo on October 8, 2020 at 4:23 am

    Honestly I’d panic if I missed a gear 🙁

  37. Victor Abreu on October 8, 2020 at 4:25 am

    Best!!! Videos ever. Very formal and easy to understand. Thank you so much for showing a real practice video. If I only could’ve knew your school. Thank you so much. From NJ.

  38. Kicker Mindrup on October 8, 2020 at 4:27 am

    This is a great angle! Thanks

  39. Arrow206 Project206 on October 8, 2020 at 4:27 am

    OK I was just watching you double clutch shift… 1st off, I would like to point out, that in the olden days, you would get a knuckle smack, for riding the clutch like that. Take your foot off the clutch pedal totally. You wearing out the clutch and bringing it out of adjustment a little at a time. Most Clutch brakes, have a self adjustment, and that means while preparing to put into 1st gear, you apply the clutch all the way to the floor, when at a Stop and Start. #2- when you double clutch, you only need press the pedal about 4 inches on pulling the shift out and again about 4 inches when replacing the next gear. Your putting too much effort on your legs, when it is not needed.

  40. Marshall Adams on October 8, 2020 at 4:30 am

    Question: on floating gears while downshifting, when you brake to 1000 to 1100 rpm’s, do you stab the accelerator lightly to pop out of gear and shift to neutral, Then accelerate to 1300 – 1500 rpm’s, then release accelerator to pop to new gear? thanks

  41. Janus Malcom on October 8, 2020 at 4:32 am

    4th Option: buy a truck with automatic transmission.

  42. Cindy Seitz on October 8, 2020 at 4:32 am

    Thanks so much. Way easier to learn watching your video than during the pressure on the road with the school ( left nameless) . Well explained too, some of us need the explanation of the mechanics that are taking place as well as the procedure so it all makes sense. I know I’ll pass my road test and maneuvers this time. I’ve seen all your videos and they are outstanding to learn this trade by.

    Thank you , Thank you , Thank you.!!!

  43. Mista iLLuzioN//Tha TruckeR\ on October 8, 2020 at 4:34 am

    Great video

  44. Matt Gyver on October 8, 2020 at 4:36 am

    Just got my CDL bye bye double clutch! RPM shifting here we come!

  45. ussif zak on October 8, 2020 at 4:38 am

    Man your teachings are so clear and easy to understand. Thanks

  46. YukonGoatSlayer on October 8, 2020 at 4:38 am

    This is a great video. Better than anything else that I have found. I am still seeking one answer though.

    I just finished CDL and was taught to float when upshifting and use the hybrid when down shifting. My question is regarding use of the jake brake when downshifting. Assuming it is engaged, how do I properly downshift? Do I need to play with my throttle to disengage the jake during my shift?


  47. Anthony Holmes on October 8, 2020 at 4:38 am

    So honestly, other than starting to move from a dead stop, what is the point in double or hybrid shifting if it shifting gears can easily be done by floating gears. Is it just to have the basic knowledge of it and/or just in case something else goes wrong and you need to do it?

  48. L.E. Grower on October 8, 2020 at 4:41 am

    Driving a ten speed shifting is not the same as a regular manual car shifting. Thanks for the video

  49. MyPain Urhealing on October 8, 2020 at 4:42 am

    Thanks a million for sharing!

  50. GETREAL! on October 8, 2020 at 4:43 am

    This the best shifting gear on Youtube so far! Very helpful thankyou