Self Destruct Button? LOL

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Kat's Comment
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I have seen truckers joking in several Facebook groups about the red button on the dash... Lately I have been staring at it and wondering. Neither of my trainers ever mentioned it. Can someone here fill me in?

Old School's Comment
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Why don't you just go ahead and push it?

Then you can tell all of us how it works. smile.gif

Kat's Comment
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Ha! Absolutely not! I have wracked up more than my share of stupid moments over the past year. No need to add that one to my list. rofl-3.gif

Eric G.'s Comment
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Supposedly it's the alert everyone alarm. It sends signals to dispatch and safety, then dispatches fire and rescue as well as police.

That's what my trainer told me.

BQ 's Comment
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It sends a security alert to your company, who will then try contacting you to see if accidental or not, if no response or do respond but under duress, authorities in your area will be alerted and dispatched to location.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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I hate to admit my stupidity, but I didn't know what it was so I pushed it in WY.

I was extremely bored and Old School wouldn't answer his phone. So out of boredom and curiousity I pushed it.

Apparently dispatch called me seconds later and I didn't see so it went unanswered. So my QC went crazy with messages so I finally checked my phone and I had close to a dozen missed calls from dispatch, safety, and some security agency from San Diego.

I immediately called and confessed my sin to him and all was good. Except he had to spend the next 15 minutes letting EVERYONE know that I'm alive.

Oops!

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Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
ChickieMonster's Comment
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I have absolutely NO IDEA what you guys are talking about. Is it just a Prime thing?

Kat's Comment
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I have absolutely NO IDEA what you guys are talking about. Is it just a Prime thing?

It's a red push button on the dash. I have a Freightliner and it sits right next to my RightWeigh gauge. Wish I could post a pic, but I'm not that savvy. LOL

Kat's Comment
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I hate to admit my stupidity, but I didn't know what it was so I pushed it in WY.

I was extremely bored and Old School wouldn't answer his phone. So out of boredom and curiousity I pushed it.

Apparently dispatch called me seconds later and I didn't see so it went unanswered. So my QC went crazy with messages so I finally checked my phone and I had close to a dozen missed calls from dispatch, safety, and some security agency from San Diego.

I immediately called and confessed my sin to him and all was good. Except he had to spend the next 15 minutes letting EVERYONE know that I'm alive.

Oops!

Sounds like something I would do.... shocked.pngsmile.gif

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Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Unholychaos's Comment
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I have absolutely NO IDEA what you guys are talking about. Is it just a Prime thing?

I don't have one either, at least I don't think I do?? 2015 freightliner

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