Forced Retirement

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Patrick C.'s Comment
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Well, my transition into my new truck (new to me) was an utter fuster cluck! Showed up Friday and the old occupants hadn't even started moving out. I had the load to deliver the next morning, so I informed night weekend dispatch that I was using 1563 (my old truck) to do the load. I would just come back after I picked up the load after my current load. I talked to the soon to be former occupants of 1666 (my new truck). I told them I would be back at the terminal on Saturday between 1500 and 1600. They assured me they would be out by then. When I got back to the terminal Saturday afternoon, they STILL hadn't vacates the truck. I was fairly livid at this point. I waited 3 hours for them to vacate, so I could move in. I spent Saturday evening/night moving my stuff over. Sunday morning got up and cleaned up my old truck, then parked her on the line.

When it was all said and done 1563 had 571,251 miles on her. I originally got her with 486k last October.

Anyways.....

Drive Safe and God Speed

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.

Cornelius A.'s Comment
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Do the new Volvos also have the on guard system on board? if yes when did they start having them?? thanks your reply will help

John M.'s Comment
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So is that why my truck random jerks as if it's slamming on the breaks, it's only done it twice that I can recall I forget what happened the first time but the second I was passing a pick up with some long things of roofing metal in the back and I think the system picked it up right as I got next to him and it like jerked on the breaks and lurched forward

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Turtle's Comment
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So is that why my truck random jerks as if it's slamming on the breaks, it's only done it twice that I can recall I forget what happened the first time but the second I was passing a pick up with some long things of roofing metal in the back and I think the system picked it up right as I got next to him and it like jerked on the breaks and lurched forward

Yep, that's exactly what happened to you. The Onguard picks up on far too many phantom objects. A friend I went to orientation with had his system hit the brakes when an empty potato chip bag blew across on front of him.

The accident avoidance factor is minimal in my opinion, when compared to the potential problems that can arise when your brakes suddenly slam on without warning.

I detest the Onguard with extreme prejudice. I'm a professional truck driver, just let me drive the truck.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

G-Town's Comment
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So is that why my truck random jerks as if it's slamming on the breaks, it's only done it twice that I can recall I forget what happened the first time but the second I was passing a pick up with some long things of roofing metal in the back and I think the system picked it up right as I got next to him and it like jerked on the breaks and lurched forward

Not a perfect system...

You might want your shop to check if the adjustment is set too sensitive.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

John M.'s Comment
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To be fair it's only done it twice, it constantly alerts me to collisions when I get close to overpasses, like you said G-town, I break for overpasses rofl-3.gif

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So is that why my truck random jerks as if it's slamming on the breaks, it's only done it twice that I can recall I forget what happened the first time but the second I was passing a pick up with some long things of roofing metal in the back and I think the system picked it up right as I got next to him and it like jerked on the breaks and lurched forward

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Not a perfect system...

You might want your shop to check if the adjustment is set too sensitive.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

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