Peoplenet

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MY HIGHWAY OR NO WAY's Comment
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The company I'm gonna go to has peoplenet. Can anyone enlighten me on the difference in this and Qualcomm. Does peoplenet have a gps on it.? Please give me info?

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.
Tractor Man's Comment
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Www.peoplenetonline.com

Dutch's Comment
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To some degree, what you get used to, ends up being what you will prefer. I have used Qualcomm almost exclusively, and have a little experience with Peoplenet. The main thing I didn't like about the Peoplenet unit I used, was that it had no option to edit your logs. For me, I like having the option to edit, because sometimes I think I am getting a drop and hook , but I end up getting a live load, or sometimes even need to come back the next day to pick up a load. Since my Qualcomm starts logging on duty as soon as I shut off the motor, sometimes I will want to edit my logs, if something doesn't go as planned.

The Peoplenet unit I used also had fewer buttons than a Qualcomm, and the buttons it did have had multiple functions, depending on what screen was showing. I'm sure though, after awhile, I would adapt to the different software, just as I would if I decided to change brands of GPS.

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Shawn 's Comment
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I used Peoplenet and never had a problem. A lot has to do with the way the company has it set up. Overall it was driver friendly system. One of the pros I did like was it would not automatically change your status unless you started driving, unless you went past 5 miles. Everything else you had to tell it what to do. As with any elog system, you have to get used to the way it works.

Elog:

Electronic Onboard Recorder

Electronic Logbook

A device which records the amount of time a vehicle has been driven. If the vehicle is not being driven, the operator will manually input whether or not he/she is on duty or not.

MY HIGHWAY OR NO WAY's Comment
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Does it have GPS

MY HIGHWAY OR NO WAY's Comment
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Does it have GPS

MY HIGHWAY OR NO WAY's Comment
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Does it have GPS

6 string rhythm's Comment
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Does it have GPS

It depends if any given company chooses that option. GPS is an added feature. My company just started using GPS with Peoplenet within the past year. I don't use it, I use my Rand when I need GPS / maps.

Peoplenet might look different depending on what features a company uses with it. Some companies just use plain, vanilla Peoplenet.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Shawn 's Comment
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Does it have GPS

Yes it does. Takes a lot of guess work out when logging.

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