Forced Retirement

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Adam B.'s Comment
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I have a love hate relationship with Onguard. I like it shows me the speed the car in front is going (helps me plan passing maneuvers) but it has definitely detected bridges and overhead signs and when I hear the double beep I have to hit the brake pedal before it does so I don't get whiplash. It's irritating when the system does decide to break while driving your cruise won't work anymore either.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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There is a way to get the cruise to work after OnGuard fails. It is kinda a pain, but involves toggling it on and off 3 times in a row then setting it.

Pianoman's Comment
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Turtle I'm wondering if a trip to the mechanics might help? All the trucks I drive have on-guard but I don't remember the last time it slammed on the brakes for no reason. I remember reading on this site maybe a year ago that one of our members was having the same problem and the mechanics were able to turn down the sensitivity to get it to stop slamming on the brakes.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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I got my next truck assignment. It is truck# 1666. It is a 2014 Cascadia Evolution with 398k miles on it. I will be swapping tomorrow.

Turtle's Comment
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Turtle I'm wondering if a trip to the mechanics might help? All the trucks I drive have on-guard but I don't remember the last time it slammed on the brakes for no reason. I remember reading on this site maybe a year ago that one of our members was having the same problem and the mechanics were able to turn down the sensitivity to get it to stop slamming on the brakes.

Yeah I was told it may just need an adjustment, so I'll stop in the next time I'm near a terminal. But I hate going near a terminal haha

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.

G-Town's Comment
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I got my next truck assignment. It is truck# 1666. It is a 2014 Cascadia Evolution with 398k miles on it. I will be swapping tomorrow.

You might have gotten lucky,...I don't think On-Guard started until 2016...

Patrick C.'s Comment
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It has OnGuard. All 2013 model (trucks manufactured mid 2012) and newer trucks that my company has, has OnGuard.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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My old truck was one of the last trucks that Wolding got without OnGuard. My old truck was manufactured Oct 2011.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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I just looked up the OnGuard. Gen 1 came out in 2007 and discontinued 2012. Gen 2 started in 2013.

G-Town's Comment
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It has OnGuard. All 2013 model (trucks manufactured mid 2012) and newer trucks that my company has, has OnGuard.

May be different with Swift, my 2015 had some detection capability but nothing like the 2016.

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