Constant Truck Problems

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Selah C.'s Comment
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I am constantly having trouble with this truck. It's a 2024 Cascadia and it's one thing after the other literally. Now, and this keeps happened since I got the truck, it keeps going into load shed when I stop for the night and put it into opti idle. Why? How do I fix this?

ID Mtn Gal's Comment
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If you are a company driver, you need to let your dispatcher know and get hold of your shop if you have one. Or follow company's policy about getting it to a FL shop. If you are a lease operator, you have to follow your policy on maintenance. The 2024 is under warranty and you have to follow the maintenance setup for that truck or the warranty can be voided.

Dispatcher:

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.
Arejay (RJ)'s Comment
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It sounds like you might be dealing with a faulty battery. I faced a similar issue a few years ago with my truck. Despite visiting three different shops, all of them claimed the truck and batteries were in good condition. However, the problem persisted, especially when the bunk heater was running at night, triggering load shed. It wasn't until I took it to a fourth shop that they identified a bad battery.

The technician explained that some shops take shortcuts by testing batteries in series, which can lead to inaccurate results. To accurately diagnose the issue, they need to break the set and test each battery individually. Once the problematic battery was replaced, the truck no longer experienced load shedding issues. It's worth ensuring a thorough battery testing process to pinpoint and address the specific problem.

BK's Comment
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It sounds like you might be dealing with a faulty battery. I faced a similar issue a few years ago with my truck. Despite visiting three different shops, all of them claimed the truck and batteries were in good condition. However, the problem persisted, especially when the bunk heater was running at night, triggering load shed. It wasn't until I took it to a fourth shop that they identified a bad battery.

The technician explained that some shops take shortcuts by testing batteries in series, which can lead to inaccurate results. To accurately diagnose the issue, they need to break the set and test each battery individually. Once the problematic battery was replaced, the truck no longer experienced load shedding issues. It's worth ensuring a thorough battery testing process to pinpoint and address the specific problem.

Arejay, that is super useful information to know. A real gem for future use if necessary. Thanks for the tip!

Arejay (RJ)'s Comment
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Arejay, that is super useful information to know. A real gem for future use if necessary. Thanks for the tip!

You're welcome BK! I think the reasoning behind the shortcuts is that it takes so long to run the full test of each battery, they just want to get it done as quick as possible, so just test them all at once.

By the way, I have to say that I always enjoy the slightly cheesy humor you inject into so many of the conversations on TT. I always enjoy a "punny" joke and get a good chuckle. :)

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