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Big Scott's Comment
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Good luck Patrick. Have fun moving.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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I absolutely hate On-Guard. My trainer had it. Within the 2 weeks I was with him, I was ready to rip it out of the dash. He showed me some tricks to get it to fail, but.... I rather not have to deal with it. His would pick up random stuff all the time and start hitting the brakes. Overpasses, those yellow signs mounted to the guard rail letting you know it is a turn, the barrels in narrow construction zones, you name it.

I can not describe how much I loathe that system. You could throw an ARI Legacy sleeper on a truck for free and I still wouldn't buy a truck that had it. You couldn't give me a truck for free with it installed.

Actually that is a lie. Because I would take the truck, sell it, than buy one without, lol.

Anyways, not looking forward to it. Oh well.... C'est la vi

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Pete B.'s Comment
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I'm still a little unclear as to how you feel about it...

Dan R.'s Comment
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The new crash mitigation systems on the '18 Cascadia's are amazing. My company took one up into the passes outside SLC in the winter and tried to get it to slide and simply couldn't do it.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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Good luck Patrick. Have fun moving.

Moving out will be anything but fun. Hopefully the load planners won't bring me to the yard until I have exhausted my 70. That way I can spend a 34 hr reset switching trucks.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Easiest way to get it to fail and not get caught is unplug the passenger side upper wall speaker. It will automatically disable it. When going back to a terminal plug it back in. Takes 20 seconds tops. Even then, it would be difficult to get caught. Who would ever check the speaker wire if it fails?

Daniel B.'s secret he held for 3 years at Prime.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Turtle's Comment
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Easiest way to get it to fail and not get caught is unplug the passenger side upper wall speaker. It will automatically disable it. When going back to a terminal plug it back in. Takes 20 seconds tops. Even then, it would be difficult to get caught. Who would ever check the speaker wire if it fails?

Daniel B.'s secret he held for 3 years at Prime.

Does this disable the on guard or the lane departure system?

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Easiest way to get it to fail and not get caught is unplug the passenger side upper wall speaker. It will automatically disable it. When going back to a terminal plug it back in. Takes 20 seconds tops. Even then, it would be difficult to get caught. Who would ever check the speaker wire if it fails?

Daniel B.'s secret he held for 3 years at Prime.

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Does this disable the on guard or the lane departure system?

Both. I can't explain why it disables it but it does, at least in all the trucks that I have driven.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Turtle's Comment
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I may give that a shot. I don't mind the lane departure so much, but the on guard system drives me crazy. I've received two critical events due to it hitting the brakes for phantom obstructions. In both cases I was able to back up my claims of innocence with timestamped footage from my dash cam. But I worry what will happen when there is snow on the ground.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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Another way to get it to fail is slap some mud on the front sensor. Or wrap it in a piece of paper before you start your truck up. It will fail the boot sequence either way.

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