Questions About Qualcomm GPS

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Mr. T's Comment
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Thanks for all the info guys. I guess knowing how to read an Atlas is Key!

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Errol V.'s Comment
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An additional fact about the QC GPS is the dispatcher's update usually includes the correct place to turn in - not the driveway to the office parking lot. Also done additional notes about the place.

Dispatcher:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Rainy 's Comment
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My first trainer used QC and atlas. QC sent us down a dirt road and a cornfield... and HE was driving the corn field. It looked like a freaking horror movie.

My current trainer uses the trucker gps and her maps... she has an old and very slow QC I use Google while she dies the GPS and we compare notes

PJ's Comment
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The gps feature on qualcom, peoplenet, truck pc etc is another componet the company has to pay for. Some do and some don't. You may find yourself working for a carrier that does not, so learn the atlas. Since I am older and sometimes have sight challenges that go with it I spent the money on the large print one with lamineted pages. I love it. I use google earth on all stop locations if its the first time there to get the lay of the place. Another thing I do is when I get to the guard shack or scale in my case I save the current location in my gps, name it, and if I get a inside phone number or special information such as different load times I put that in the notes. Next time I go there I am much better prepared.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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The gps feature on qualcom, peoplenet, truck pc etc is another componet the company has to pay for. Some do and some don't. You may find yourself working for a carrier that does not, so learn the atlas. Since I am older and sometimes have sight challenges that go with it I spent the money on the large print one with lamineted pages. I love it.

I love the giant Rand Mcnally book, I have one too. My dad taught me how to trip plan, using the old AAA Triptics, and RM atlas, and then sat me in the passenger seat, and that book was almost as big as me! I loved being the navigator. I still use one today, as well as my google maps on my phone.

I use google earth on all stop locations if its the first time there to get the lay of the place. Another thing I do is when I get to the guard shack or scale in my case I save the current location in my gps, name it, and if I get a inside phone number or special information such as different load times I put that in the notes. Next time I go there I am much better prepared.

That is a great idea. Thanks for the pro tip!

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