New Cascadia Issues

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Robsteeler's Comment
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Has anyone else had weird electrical Gremlins in their new style Cascadia? I think they're 2018 and on models. My company calls them the P4. Anyway, I have had my hazard flashers going off by themselves randomly. I had parked my truck and gone away for the day and when I came back they were on. At first, I thought I left them on, but that's not the case. Usually, as soon as I put on my CPAP and lay down, they come on. I'll get up, shut them off and get back in bed. A minute later they come back on again. Happened 5 times last night. One day sitting at a shipper , they came on 10 times. I'm getting them looked at today, and also the speakers in my sleeper don't work so I'm getting that looked at too. If they discover an issue, I'll post an update, because I've heard the flasher thing is pretty common.


The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.


Constant Positive Airway Pressure

CPAP is a breathing assist device which is worn over the mouth or nose. It provides nighttime relief for individuals who suffer from Sleep Apnea.

Robsteeler's Comment
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Nothing? I was sure Susan would be talking smack about her truck! 😂

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Ive had issues with the 19 day cabs but not with the hazards.

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Adam had weird stuff and I think his was a 2019. The engine wouldnt shut off....even when he pulled the key out. and when he turned the wipers on, the lane sensors buzzed.

keep us posted. would l9ve to hear the explanation

Robsteeler's Comment
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I had to give them the key last night and I've been sitting in the driver's lounge. Been up since 2am so last night about 2am, I asked the guy if they were done yet because I was tired. He pulled the truck out onto the apron so I could sleep in it. I figured they'd be back pretty early for it, but I guess the day shift comes in at 0530 because that's when they woke me up to take the truck back! 😂 I'm back in the driver's lounge now. I really hope they fix what's wrong, but right now I'm feeling like I can live with the issues! I hope they finish it today because I want to be well rested when my reset is over.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Robsteeler, why didn't Schneider get you a motel room for the night? Sometimes you have to ask for it or they won't volunteer. It's nice to have a newer truck, but no fun to get the bugs worked out. Seems to me we're hearing a lot lately about problems with breaking in new trucks. My two units have been Frightliner 2016's and both were pretty reliable.

Robsteeler's Comment
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I called and asked but they said no. They did offer an empty truck for me to sleep in, but I didn’t want to clean it and make the bed. I hung out, slept for three hours, got my truck back (they couldn’t fix the flasher thing, but they fixed the speakers), and I stayed up until I couldn’t anymore. Then I slept my butt off and rolled for York, PA. Been here 2 hours waiting for an assignment. Almost out of hours now.

Tractor Man's Comment
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I called and asked but they said no. They did offer an empty truck for me to sleep in, but I didn’t want to clean it and make the bed. I

Seriously?, " Yes, OUR TRUCK broke down but we won't pay for a motel, go sleep in that abandoned truck over there. It smells bad and might have bed bugs, we're not sure." "By the way, make sure you are well rested for your shift tomorrow, we're all about SAFETY you know."


Robsteeler's Comment
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Well the truck still worked technically. I asked for them to fix the radio which gave a very low sound, and to fix the ghost flashers. Neither issue stops the truck from making money, so I was just glad they fixed the radio! If it was an actual mechanical issue, I’ve seen them put people up in hotels. They gave me a loaner truck a few months ago when my old truck was in the shop for a few days. I won’t do that again. Truck stunk so badly of cigarettes that all my stuff stunk when I got my truck back. If it happens again I’ll just go without pay. I hate cigarette smoke.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Robsteeler's Comment
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After two and a half hours I called again and they said I wouldn’t get an assignment tonight. So I ran over to the Carlisle OC and parked. Went to Walmart in the company car and restocked my truck with supplies. No sooner did I get back then an assignment came over my tablet with a pickup in the morning. Doesn’t have to get to Georgia until the 14th, but if it takes me that long, I’ll turn in my keys and go home!😂

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