Maps Or GPS

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Sam the Wrestler's Comment
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In reading all the materials to bring to schools and orientations (I've been pouring over the Company Sponsored Schools and Company sections quite heavily) I see that it says to bring an atlas, such as Rand. Are atlases still the preferred tool to trip plan, GPS, or a combination of both? I still have a ways before I get to that part, but my brain keeps flooding with questions, so I thought I would ask.

G-Town's Comment
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Sam P. asks:

In reading all the materials to bring to schools and orientations (I've been pouring over the Company Sponsored Schools and Company sections quite heavily) I see that it says to bring an atlas, such as Rand. Are atlases still the preferred tool to trip plan, GPS, or a combination of both? I still have a ways before I get to that part, but my brain keeps flooding with questions, so I thought I would ask.

I use both. The Rand-McNally Trucker's Road Atlas is the fall back I use to ensure my GPS is not routing me on a road that has truck related restrictions. Most of the time the GPS (Navi-Go) I use is correct, but it does on occasion attempt to route me on roads a large semi should avoid. The rule of thumb is never rely entirely on the GPS. In addition it will periodically drop the satellite connection and/or be unavailable due to a software upgrade or other maintenance issue. In either of these cases the GPS is not an option and the Atlas becomes the primary mapping tool.

Dave Reid's Comment
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The rule of thumb is never rely entirely on the GPS. In addition it will periodically drop the satellite connection and/or be unavailable due to a software upgrade or other maintenance issue.

This only happens when you are facing a major fork in the road....

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