Scheider Cascadia Trucks

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Travis H.'s Comment
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Anyone ever drove for Schneider? I'm new with them. I have a 2015 Cascadia and I can't idle it for the weather. I've tried everything. Curious if I'm screwed or missing something. Thank you

Jamie's Comment
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You can only idle if it's a certain temperature outside, I believe below 20(or 30) and 72+ if I'm not mistaking. I'm new to Schneider as well only a few weeks out. Other than that it'll shut itself off about 4 minutes after our set the brakes.

Bill F.'s Comment
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That was the only thing I didn't like about Schneider. Not being able to idle the trucks. Driving in the southeast is a heat the Green Bay people just could not understand. Cab cooling system was only good for about 6-8 hours, even when working properly. Just not good enough. Sitting in Mobile as a storm system came in just miserable from the heat/humidity. Every other truck in the lot idling and cool. Black truck constantly shutting off while sitting at a dock for hours at a time. Great company but I hated their no idling policy, but I understand that is their right.

Steve L.'s Comment
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What Jamie said was true for me. But also, all three Cascadias I had with Schneider would idle if you turned on the cruise control. But if you have an automatic, you might not be able to do that in neutral.

You may want to ask for help from a trainer at one of the OC’s. That’s what I did and was very comfortable after that.

I hope this helps.

David M.'s Comment
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I have a 2018 Cascadia from CRST. I have to turn on the cruise control then hit a button on the temp control back in the sleeper. The truck will idle for a while then shut down for a while then start it'self back up (after a short warning tone) and idle for a while longer. It takes a little getting used to for sleeping.

ChefsJK's Comment
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I had a 2016 when I worked for them and there was no way to keep it from shutting down if ut was between the temps listed, your best bet when it is on the warmer side out park next to and between other trucks to keep it warmer, the thermometer is behind the passenger side mirror or was in my truck at least.

ChefsJK's Comment
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Granted there are ways around it to be honest, lol. A couple of ICs showed me some tricks.

Jeremy's Comment
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Try only pulling trailer brakes on most will idle without truck brakes pulled

Pete B.'s Comment
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I’ve idled the heck out of my Schneider truck, often when the temp was below 70; as others have pointed out, you need to tap/turn on the cruise control button, then the button beneath it, to idle the truck. Simply coming to a stop & setting the brakes is not how you idle the truck. The engine will shut off after a few minutes.

The Schneider instructors tell you not to idle below 70, but that’s just a suggestion. You can idle as much as you want, but bear in mind you’ll never hit a bonus that way.

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