Collision Avoidance In Winter

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NaeNaeInNC's Comment
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I HATE those things. During TNT with Prime, in a 2021 Pete, it slammed on the brakes twice while climbing a hill. Over what? Those tubular goal post looking interstate signs. Within 6 minutes of the second one, safety was on the phone asking me what kind of boneheaded tailgating I was doing. They looked back at the data, and whoops. Road signs.Y freightliner (2019) has only given me the warning light in red once, but not slammed on the brakes. Let's hope it stays that way.

Interstate:

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

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

TNT:

Trainer-N-Trainee

Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14¢ per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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That is how my old truck worked. With this new one, you can’t override it. Nor can you go faster downhill by holding the pedal down, it just ignores the pedal and applies the Jake brake.

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I guess I’ma little confused? I thought those systems were only active in that sense when cruise control was being used?

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Nope. I almost never use the CC and these "safety" features will still kick in sometimes. The Collision Avoidance warning is the message I get most often on the dash, usually in construction areas, or in tight alleys behind some Walmart stores

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I guess it depends on how each company sets up the system then. Our trucks have it but if you’re on the pedal, you only get lights and buzzers.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Just today my Freightliner gave me the red light and warning alarm for a collision. Don't know why there was nothing around me.

Noob_Driver's Comment
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My old truck would pick up steel cable guard rail in a curve outside a conagra in st elmo and stab the brakes on me. Probably happened a dozen times. Thankfully it hasn't happened to me on the interstate at highway speeds.

Interstate:

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

Bud A.'s Comment
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My old truck was terrible for hitting the brakes for bridges and road signs. My new truck is not as bad. I've never had it hit the brakes when I'm on the pedal, only on cruise control. I've been on the same account as PackRat for two years, basically Montana to New Mexico, with most of the loads in Wyoming and Colorado. The worst part of driving in this region is hauling empties back to the DC on slick roads in the wind.

I can't say I drive any different with the stupid radar brakes on this new truck. Maintain distance, don't drive too fast, don't use cruise control when it's slick. Common sense, really. On the old truck, though, every time I came up to the bridge at 136th Ave coming north out of Denver, I turned off the cruise control and made sure I had enough space around me, because otherwise I was going to get a hard brake.

And for everyone who believes that the radar is going to save you from a collision, I've had two events where cars were suddenly directly in front of me and the radar did jack squat. Really, I consider this equipment to be an additional hazard that I have had to learn to deal with on a daily basis.

I don't have dashcam video of when a Tesla hydroplaned and bounced off the guardrail back into my lane where I hit him head on at 55 mph, but he hit me dead on at the radar and the system never engaged the brakes. I do have dashcam video of a Camaro that cut me off. I hit the brakes, not the radar.

Brake check

PackRat's Comment
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Seriously?

When are you going to introduce yourself?

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