Ghost Braking

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  1. mattbob

    mattbob Active Member

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    how many other centers are having problems with these new trucks Ghost Braking. Someone is going to get hurt bad or killed and nobody seems to care.
     
  2. Freight Crusher

    Freight Crusher Active Member

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    "Ghost braking"? Explain for us dummies
     
  4. Canadian Flyer

    Canadian Flyer Speedy Freightshaker #411

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    A lot of new trucks at several carriers have "collision mitigation" braking systems installed in them now. Using radar, they determine if you're too close and automatically apply the brakes...without warning.

    There's a discussion over on the Holland board about the same problem.
     
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  5. FedexLube

    FedexLube Well-Known Member

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    Yep! Almost had a bad accident with this particular problem. Went to jump out into the hammer lane due to a very slow moving truck and the sensor assumed I was going to clip the corner of the guys trailer (which I wasn't) and it jammed on the brakes. Luckily I was bob tailing or this could have been mofugly
     
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    suzy1052 Active Member

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    I heard it was traced down to a bad steering angle sensor. The truck thinks you jerked the wheel hard to avoid an accident and slams on the brakes.
     
  7. Big Dave

    Big Dave Dispatcher for Team BRG-Wong

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    That was my rapper name back on the 80's....
     
  8. citydog

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    Just curious how much space was between you and the truck had to go around? Not trying to critique your driving just curious.
     
  9. pops11359

    pops11359 Banned

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    It should only happen if the cruise control is on. That's what we were told anyway.
     
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  10. slipseat#5

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    It can happen when there is nobody in front of you. Last time it happened to me I had a heavy set and another truck almost plowed into the back of me. got off 2 exits up at truck stop. It happens so much a dispatcher in central was able to explain what i should tell the guy in shop there so he could reset it. (because i wanted another tractor towed out to me).Hard to understand how these tractors w/ that problem are still not fixed.I was told that the home office thoughts were"nut behind the wheel" in no uncertain terms. 14000 15000 Kw's were the ones having the problems up are way.
     
  11. GMAN

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    I still have your cassette.
     
  12. Big Dave

    Big Dave Dispatcher for Team BRG-Wong

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    Which one?
    Hoss Outta Compton
    F Da FMCSA
    Or the one during my constipated period:
    Too Legit To SH*T
     
  13. chitownpeddler

    chitownpeddler Well-Known Member

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    Not true. When I had a 14000 series in the city it would pick up light poles in T intersections and slam on the brakes. Everyone who drove those trucks had the same things happening. My 17000 series truck will brake if I get to close to the person in front of me , but nothing like the 14000 series.
     
  14. citydog

    citydog Well-Known Member

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    Houston it sounds like we have a flawed system. Did they fix the problem on your truck or does it still happen.
     
  15. chitownpeddler

    chitownpeddler Well-Known Member

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    I switched to a new tractor so I'm not sure if the issue was ever fixed
     
  16. Canadian Flyer

    Canadian Flyer Speedy Freightshaker #411

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    Was "Mofugly: Live & In Your Face" done while you were running wild board? I heard it was a legendary greatest hits tour, from terminal to terminal.
     
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  17. Big Dave

    Big Dave Dispatcher for Team BRG-Wong

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    Actually I've always been a city guy. I would perform for my customers. They loved me so much, they would load me up so quickly and tell me to go. I guess they wanted me to have a productive day. Sometimes they would load other carriers freight on my trailer and fill me up, then tell me to go. Management loved the extra freight so much, they named it after me......JOM....Just One Mo......
    :lmao:
     
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    A guy out of stl had it happen to him in a new peterbuilt! No one was around him and it was in the rain!! Central had a peterbuilt rep call him at 12 am. I believe they had to recalibrate the radar system! Rki islands had to recalibrate a few
     
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    Brakes applied for no reason today. I was approaching a bridge but , there wasn't anyone near me. It was a KW
     
  20. 00mustang

    00mustang JUST LIVING THE DREAM

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    I'm glad we don't have all this "safety stuff" on our trucks would drive me nuts. Just let me drive the truck I"ll figure it out if I need to brake or not.On another note I talked to a UPS guy with a new KW said the same thing brakes when nobody around,also said he hit a hard bump and it set it off also. "nuff said hope nobody has an accident because of this stay safe
     
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