Beeping Trucks

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by airintrace, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. airintrace

    airintrace Active Member

    I got assigned a new truck last night and this was my first day out with it; and I tell you this truck beeps for everything. When you put in reverse, directional, hazards, lights on with truck off, handbrake not on. It gets a little annoying as the day goes on. Is this a problem that can be rectified without having to get a different truck or do you guys just block it out and press on?
     
  2. Method$

    Method$ Member

    Turn dimmer off, block out the rest. Mechanic can turn off beeping, but you'll end up driving around with the 4-ways on (if in workhorse).
     
  3. Pkgcar1988

    Pkgcar1988 Active Member

    It won't beep as loud with the lights on and the truck off if you slide the dash light dimmer all the way down. That will help a little but yes it will still beep about something else. Annoying, I know. I have just gotten used to it. Have customers all the time ask why that thing beeps so much.
     
  4. airintrace

    airintrace Active Member

    Does sliding the dimmer down affect all the beeping by making it lower or does it stop some specific beeps? Not sure I follow...
     
  5. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Most of those newer trucks (especially the workhorse) are junk and that beeper will probably quit working on its own in a few months.
     
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  6. Pkgcar1988

    Pkgcar1988 Active Member

    Will stop the beeping saying the lights are on, which is the loudest imo. ( I leave my lights in all day rain or shine)
     
  7. Method$

    Method$ Member

    Dimmer turned off will end beeping for lights, apply parking brake before turning off engine will end a beep, 4-ways will beep unless mechanic fixes, reverse will also give a couple beeps. Newer freight liners also have "shift inhibit" if you shift before wheels stop.
     
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  8. Method$

    Method$ Member

    Orion will beep when you break trace as well...
     
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  9. airintrace

    airintrace Active Member

    Thank You. I saw shift inhibit a couple of times today as well. This should help.
     
  10. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    just find the stupid little speaker and cover it
     
  11. ol'browneye

    ol'browneye Active Member

    Our mechanic said he wasn't allowed to disable it but if it "broke" he wasn't required to fix it. My beeper broke from wishful thinking.
     
  12. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    I honestly wonder what Osha would have to say about the beep being above acceptable cab noise levels?
     
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  13. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    meaning?
     
  14. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Is the beeping above the acceptable level.

    Although since you can turn the beeping off at anytime by just turning lights off e brake on ect I'm sure it's not a big deal.
     
  15. Method$

    Method$ Member

    Anyone know location of said speaker? I'd like to stick a sock in it.
     
  16. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    just under the left side of steering wheel. Little circle in the middle, stuff and tape it. The parking break one I can't find. the newer PC's, dimmer switch helps
     
  17. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

    Go sweet talk your mechanic.
     
  18. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

    What I tell MGT at least once a month......"BEEP OFF"..........and go about your day with a smile and love in your heart!
     
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The beeping is annoying but is well within acceptable levels.
     
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  20. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    I've tried the dimmer trick on most of our trucks that beep with no results. I'm going for the stuff and tape trick next.

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