Trucking Company Owners

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Wargames, May 30, 2020.

  1. SmallPackage

    SmallPackage Road Train Member

    2,466
    6,770
    Dec 20, 2019
    Marion Texas
    0
    Nope. Not suprised. Truck driving is the only job in the country that is requiring it to stay employed. Whether you need it or not it is becoming part of the uniform along with flip flops. Even 10 hr. day home on weekends local drivers are going through this crap. 25 year old kids in dump and mixer trucks being told they need Cpap to do their jobs.
     
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. Brandt

    Brandt Road Train Member

    3,476
    4,226
    Sep 17, 2012
    0
    You only need CPAP if someone stops breathing 5 time or more per hours at 10 seconds each time. If we know how they count sleep apnea events. Then people can record themselves sleeping and see if they even might come bask positive for sleep apnea.
     
  4. Brandt

    Brandt Road Train Member

    3,476
    4,226
    Sep 17, 2012
    0
    Wait till we have self driving truck ! I'm driving a 2020 Cascadia with Driver Assistance 4.0 it has adaptive cruise control and emergency braking if needed. It a good system so far I'm impressed with it. I show on the dash how fast traffic in front of truck is going. If someone cut in front of truck and they are going same speed or faster it won't to anything other then back of the power a little to increase the following distance.

    When it see slower traffic less then 3.9 seconds in front of you it fast to react. Depending on how slow they are going
     
  5. sirjeff

    sirjeff Medium Load Member

    372
    1,045
    Dec 1, 2013
    Kelowna, BC
    0
    Im glad its working well for you. What happens when snow covers the radar, or when a plastic bag or leaves or other garbage gets picked up and covers it? I know those systems have been nothing but problems up here in the land of animals, snow, and poor road markings.

    Brace yourself!!
     
  6. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

    6,594
    10,079
    Jul 25, 2008
    Nashville, TN
    0
    I have same system and it will apply the brakes based on radar and based on the camera. It's dangerous and it will do this with cruise-control on or off and with your foot on the accelerator or not on the pedal. About once or twice per month the system will misinterpret a shadow or an overpass or overhead sigh as an obstacle and make a panic stab at the brakes. My heirscare going to be rich.
     
    D.Tibbitt and Rubber duck kw Thank this.
  7. StrokerTSi

    StrokerTSi Medium Load Member

    532
    772
    Aug 28, 2016
    0
    Easy solution, stop getting a sleep studies done. Then you won't need the bs cpap machine.
     
  8. Brandt

    Brandt Road Train Member

    3,476
    4,226
    Sep 17, 2012
    0
    I don't have the camera and the system has only applies the brakes one time when nothing was their in 117,000 miles. If someone it less then 3.9 seconds and traffic slows it will slow the truck
     
    tscottme Thanks this.
  9. Brandt

    Brandt Road Train Member

    3,476
    4,226
    Sep 17, 2012
    0
    I get warning on the dash the system is not active. In heavy rain it will shut down also
    IMG_20200206_162226256.jpg
    IMG_20200206_162213897.jpg
    IMG_20200206_162206516.jpg
     
    Sirscrapntruckalot Thanks this.
  10. EuropeanTrucker

    EuropeanTrucker Medium Load Member

    392
    547
    Jun 15, 2018
    0
    When I first got my license I got hired at one of those 1099 Chicago companies. They just gave me keys and told me to run. No training, no nothing. First run was to North Carolina from what I can remember.

    Boss says”, The load is ready. You going to North Carolina tomorrow morning. Don’t be late”. It was nighttime and raining. I’m glad I made out alive of out Tennessee. I still remember driving through fancy gap ( it was it mount eagle ?) and Ashville like it was yesterday.
     
    Last edited: May 30, 2020
    D.Tibbitt and inandoutoftrouble Thank this.
  11. inandoutoftrouble

    inandoutoftrouble Road Train Member

    3,953
    3,562
    Sep 20, 2012
    Wichita KS
    0
    That was outright irresponsibility on the boss's part.

    God bless every American and their families! God bless the U.S.A.!
     
    D.Tibbitt Thanks this.
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted