Roadranger Gearbox Training

Common on many American and Asian trucks, the Roadranger from Eaton takes some practice to get used to. It's possible to damage or break it through poor technique.

This course shows you how to drive an 18-speed Roadranger.

Why do a Roadranger online course?

  • You've never driven a Roadranger before: having this theoretical knowledge means you'll be able to get in the truck and be proficient more quickly.
  • You already drive a Roadranger: this course will give you best-practice technique to improve your driving, reduce fuel economy and ensure your gearbox lasts as long as possible without breakages.

What will you learn?

  • Perfect upshift and downshift technique
  • Skip shifting, compound shifting and progressive shifting
  • Range shift and split shift
  • Whether or not to float gears
  • Clutch brakes and countershafts
  • Using lo range and reverse (and how not to break your gearbox while reversing)


What happens when you pass the course? You get a certificate of completion.

What training does this complement? Roadranger training is an excellent course to pair with Pre-trip inspection and Heavy vehicle load security.

Is there any instructor-led training? This course is online-only, but we can help coordinate in-cab training for your drivers in selected locations.


  • You will need one course licence per person taking the course - you can't use one licence for multiple drivers
  • It helps if you have access to a truck with a Roadranger gearbox to practice
  • You will need a computer, smartphone or tablet with internet access to take the theory training

Set up is free whether you are purchasing one course licence or a hundred course licences.

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$45.00 + GST per person ($51.75)


Certificate of Completion


Approximately 0.75 hours


Full access for 6 months


Optional practical training available in selected locations - contact us for pricing

Course provided by TR Driver Training

TR Driver Training specialises in heavy and light commercial and rural vehicle training nationwide. Call us on 0800 637 000

Training modules

Roadranger Gearbox Training

Learn best-practice techniques to get the best out of Eaton's non-synchro gearbox

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