OnGuard System

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Jamie's Comment
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Man I'm pretty mad, I've gone 3 months without any type of critical event or any real problems. But just now while I was exiting the interstate , it split into 4 Lanes; two going each way. I was in the lane to make my turn, with nothing in front of me when the OnGuard system took over and was about to slam on the brakes, as it detected the car in the other lane that was completely stopped, not even going the same way as me. I hit the accelerator to override the system as I knew it was an error as he wasn't in my lane.

I called my DBL up and explained my side of the story, that's all I could do. Hopefully nothing else comes out of it, but I'll see.shocked.png

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

G-Town's Comment
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It likely won’t. If you have one, did your camera upload (red LED on?)

Tractor Man's Comment
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I would assume that on guard works in conjunction with the dashcam. If you had plenty of following distance and weren't speeding, etc. Im quite sure safety will see that and move on. When I was driving a couple of years ago, it would occasionally sense a bridge abutment or some other "obstacle" and jam on the brakes. Never heard a word. Good call on giving your DM a heads up. Once while sitting parked at a truck stop, the qualcomm lit up like a Christmas tree, warning of a hard braking event. I hadn't moved in over an hour, idling with brakes set. I sent a free form message to document it. Again, never heard a thing about it.

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.

Dm:

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Jamie's Comment
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It likely won’t. If you have one, did your camera upload (red LED on?)

Sadly my truck doesn't have a dash cam provided by Schneider, and I couldn't save the clip from mine as I didn't notice my Qualcomm went off until a few minutes later after I parked at the pilot.

Although the system does track 3 minutes of objects in front of you, how far back you are, how long it was in front of you, etc. So that should help, as it didn't detect the car until almost the last second. I tend to check my on guard monitor often as a habit.

I'm just hoping nothing comes out of it, since I've worked hard to avoid having to any problems and would like my wife to ride along with me this summer. But Schneider requires 6 months of safe driving to have a passenger and this would interrupt it if they don't believe me, etc.

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.
Tractor Man's Comment
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Wow, I cant believe Schneider doesn't use dash cams. Im sure you will be fine.

Jamie's Comment
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Wow, I cant believe Schneider doesn't use dash cams. Im sure you will be fine.

Some trucks do, but not all. When I first joined Schneider, my trainer mentioned only half the solo trucks out of the West Memphis OC which I'm out of, has dash cams. At least the OTR trucks, certain accounts all have dash cams,etc. Mine only saves the previous minutes and a half and the next minute and a half afterwards.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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They can see the distance and direction of the object. it happens and they will believe you. if you had them all the time and told fibs, they wouldnt. Mine did it twice at bridges and they knew where the bridges were and took it off my record. not a big deal.

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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