Amazed He Got As Far As He Did Without Being Stopped!

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Bob H.'s Comment
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Check this out.............don't know what to say except WOW.

http://www.foxnews.com/auto/2017/09/21/tractor-trailer-makes-wrong-turn-and-gets-stuck-on-new-jersey-beach-boardwalk.html

Eric G.'s Comment
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The drivers unidentified company.... lol. I think it's right there on the side of the trailer.

Linden R.'s Comment
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The drivers unidentified company.... lol. I think it's right there on the side of the trailer.

It says "the unidentifyed driver's trucking company"

miracleofmagick's Comment
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And this, boys and girls, is why you don't blindly follow your GPS. Use common sense, look at the turns, read signs, and make judgement calls and this won't happen.

I can't tell you how many times I've had my GPS tell me to make a turn that was a bad idea. Guess what, I didn't make the turn and things worked out fine!

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Solely the result of a failed training program. Not to mention a lack of common sense.

Old School's Comment
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Solely the result of a failed training program.

Just curious how you connected that to the training program? If that was in the article I must have missed it.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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I guess it could be a couple of things. Either the trainer didn't teach how to properly plan a trip and utilize all available means to verify the route while emphasizing the reason to not rely on gps. Or, the driver chose to ignore everything they were taught and managed to drive over 2 miles on a single lane wood plank structure surrounded by benches before realizing maybe just maybe there was a problem.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Unholychaos's Comment
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Article stated he took a wrong turn, that doesn't mean GPS lead him wrong.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Pianoman's Comment
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I stopped using a gps and I won't go back. I'm forced to trip plan so much better and pay attention to the signs on the road instead of a device in the cab. Granted, I wouldn't have followed a gps instruction to turn onto a boardwalk anyway, but it's so much better to plan your entire route in advance rather than just hope your gps doesn't get you in a bind.

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