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Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Mobileye

Wow! Some of you have had bad experiences with it. So far, mine hasn't applied the brakes and some cars have cut over very close. I guess Werner had that set to only happen in xtreme instances. Their techs installed & calibrated it. Mainly it is annoying driving in traffic with the darn thing beeping until you back off. Then a truck fills that space & back to beeping. And repeat. I drove in rain, but not snow yet. I figured out the other alarm. It's the overspeed warning. It just doesn't work right. I don't think I can go 50 over when already doing 65. It's right half the time when you are 5 over.

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Idiot driver-what would u do?

I think most truck stops have cameras on every pump. I could see my truck (& others) on the monitor at a Pilot today. Unless he paid cash, all his info is recorded with time stamp. Assuming he got fuel. Otherwise it's just a pic of him & truck. MIght be too late for the law, but the company might want to know.

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Mobileye

Six days ago I got a message to stop at the terminal and get the Mobileye installed. Great. Luckily, I had a 6 hr drive to watch other drivers and imagine the worst. Most cars get back over about 5ft in front of my bumper. And that's out on open interstate. Most trucks were not much better. Me included. Nobody waited 100yds. I had heard it will apply your brakes if too close. How am I gonna drive with this thing? Well, so far not too bad. I over compensated the first day. Any warning & I tapped the brakes. Not necessary. Plus it makes others mad. When cars cut you off, you're ok if they keep going fast enough. Warning beeps are quicker if you come up behind someone. It does make it hard to pass or change lanes. You need a huge gap in front of you & in the lane you are going to. I tend to get stuck behind slightly slower vehicles. You get used to it. It does slow you down overall. It hasn't applied the brakes for me yet. But then, I haven't had much heavy traffic. Been starting my days at midnite doing the 8th days. The mobileye seems to be fairly accurate. Sometimes it will read cars in the next lane during corners as being too close. It has a hard time seeing trailers in the rain due to water spray. The lane indicators are good. They don't alarm if your signals are on. Seems most functions are off til higher speeds. I have one alarm that I am clueless about: both line warnings with #'s will come on for what seems no reason. I didn't get a manual or explanation after install. Just a "install done, now go drive". I would rather not have it, but it won't kill me. I hate the following distance warning. Not practical on today's roads. Might as well park it in heavy traffic or just ignore the beeps. How will it effect my job or license? Supposedly it is just a driving aid. Yeah, right. I can't believe the company will pass up a chance to data log all those warnings. And then rip drivers a new one. Anybody else had one for more than a week? Any ideas?

Posted:  3 years, 10 months ago

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Ready for load & HOS issue

Ok. I wasn't sure if they saw my hours. Seems like they don't sometimes. I will always say yes now on. Thanks.

Posted:  3 years, 10 months ago

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Ready for load & HOS issue

Hi, all. Hope you can help since I don't know who else to ask. I've been solo for 13 days now. My training consisted of 4week class and the 5 wks with trainer. We ran a dedicated run back & forth from Sacramento, CA to St. Louis, MO. That was very different from solo runs. One issue I've just had is with getting set up for a new load when I only have 1-2hrs left on my clock. We use Quallcoms. When done with a load, you send a message that also asks if you are ready for load immediately. Should I say yes even though I have to rest 10hrs? Or say no with explanation? I don't want to annoy my FM, but I also don't want to sit for 15hrs because I didn't become ready for load until my 10hrs were up. In this situation, my hrs were up & load done at 8pm.

Thanks

Posted:  3 years, 10 months ago

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Mobile WiFi on the road

I have a prepaid plan with verizon. I started with the 1gig $45/mnth plan. My phone is an older Moto G. Works good for hotspot. Only 3G, so not super fast. I ran out of data last month, so I upgraded to 2.5gig $60/mnth plan. So far, so good. I would usually have a signal, even when my trainer wouldn't with Sprint.

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