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    Is cruise control an industry wide standard in 18 wheelers?

    As the title states, how many companies have cruise control in their rigs?


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    I'd say that 99.99999% of all tractors have cruise control.

    That seems to be basic equipment right along with the steering wheel.

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    Now I see why they call you coonass

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    even the old trucks had cruise control---sometimes you had to pull out throttle---some trucks you had to wedge a stick against the throttle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toms_2003_GT View Post
    Now I see why they call you coonass
    And why would that be...?

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    may be "standard equipment", but i HAVE worked for companies that disconnect the cruise control...........reason being..........?? if a driver falls asleep while driving, the truck just keeps on going........!!

    and it was one LTL company as well as one OTR company that those cruise controls were disconnected..........

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    I remember driving a truck about twenty years ago, that if you put the headlights on the cruse would not work. The way around that was to bend an arm on the relay that controlled the cruse.

    Safe Miles,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rerun8963 View Post
    may be "standard equipment", but i HAVE worked for companies that disconnect the cruise control...........reason being..........?? if a driver falls asleep while driving, the truck just keeps on going........!!

    and it was one LTL company as well as one OTR company that those cruise controls were disconnected..........
    That seems kind of odd...

    Most companies want drivers to use the cruise control as the truck gets
    better fuel economy when using it.

    And it seems the chances of a driver falling asleep either using it or not
    will still cause major damage. It happens but not that often so it seems
    it would be better for them to not override it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larryparker View Post
    I remember driving a truck about twenty years ago, that if you put the headlights on the cruse would not work. The way around that was to bend an arm on the relay that controlled the cruse.

    Safe Miles,

    Larry

    Driving for Swift about a dozen years ago the first truck I had with them would kill the cruise when you kicked on the headlights. Used to piss me off something fierce lol.