Snackbar is chillin'....at Shaffer

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  1. newbietrucker91

    newbietrucker91 Medium Load Member

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    that DriveWyze never worked from day 1. Every time I would boot up the peoplenet I would get a pop up saying how it had crashed. Since I was dedicated for 1.5 years and ran nights and non of the scales were open nights during that whole time, I never bothered letting tech support known. Probably why my peoplenet ran smooth with just a few slowdowns. God forbid you accidently press the same button twice then the whole unit would freeze up and require a hard reset to get it back up and running.
     
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  3. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    Having them send the same message (I know, it's a preprogrammed message set to send that way) is like the little kid in the back seat saying 'are we there yet' every 2 minutes. It really doesn't hurt anything, it's just friggin annoying. I still think there is going to be an updated Peoplenet unit come out for Megas that has a prosthetic hand mounted on it, and it won't display any messages until you hold it's hand while the company tells you how to do your job.

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  4. Gearjammin' Penguin

    Gearjammin' Penguin "Ride Fast-Truck Safe"

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    The jackwagon who came up with that nonsense should be sentenced to having his alarm clock replaced with an air horn for the rest of his life. :mad::mad::mad:
     
  5. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    I agree 100%
     
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  6. Farmerbob1

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    I'll be honest, the only time it bothers me is when I have to get out of my truck at a customer scalehouse. You shouldn't set tractor brakes when on a scale. It's not as bad as adjusting tandems, of course, but there is some flexing of the platforms going on when the brakes set on a tractor. I would like to just set trailer brakes, and sometimes when I'm on a tight load, I will ignore the honking and set only tandems. Especially when heading into Cali and I want to be really sure about my steer weights.

    Other than that, most of the times that I hear the alarm horn, I probably should have the tractor brakes set.
     
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  7. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    Ya' have to laugh at the people running this circus of mahem. "High priority load, must be on time...stay at shipper for break.....yadayadayada"...so which way do they route me (going from Columbus OH to just south of Baltimore)...not the most direct...70-79-19-68-back to 70... bringing the bananas out of Wilmington, DE to Delaware OH, (thru Baltimore) they ran me on the PA pike out of Breezewood...now, this high priority load goes out and around...and...the fuel solution only wanted me to put in 69 gal at the peelot near the Delaware OH delivery...it really makes you wonder, do they really know what they are doing or are they just winging it, hoping we don't find out how clueless they really are.
     
  8. Deadwood

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    A full third of the time I close my driver door and release my brakes to get rolling that “safety system” starts honking like mad.

    If the door doesn’t correctly close correctly when using force then a honking alarm isn’t what’s needed. What’s needed is a better engineered door, Drives me absolutely insane.
     
  9. Farmerbob1

    Farmerbob1 Road Train Member

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    Your door position sensor is likely damaged or misaligned. Most of them are magnetic switches if memory serves correctly. This shouldn't be too bad to get fixed.
     
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  10. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    Insanity rules this company. Next load, pick up bananas at the same place I did last week, going to the same place I delivered Saturday...and the routing is totally different. Last week was 95 to the bypass around Baltimore to I-70 to the PA pike to New Stanton, then I-70 to the Columbus bypass, and up I-71...this week, same load, same pickup and delivery customers, but now they want me to use US routes to I-283, then to the PA pike and 70 across to Columbus...but paid the exact same loaded miles....Wiskey-Tango-Foxtrot. there is no consistency with this place...well, at least in regards to their 'optional routing'....they're consistent when it comes to nagging, nannying and micromanaging.
     
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  11. newbietrucker91

    newbietrucker91 Medium Load Member

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    I always wondered...do they make you follow their routes? When I was otr and then dedicated I always choice my own route to the customer.
     
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