Trip Planning Regards To Routes

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Rainy D.'s Comment
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I thought of this thread last night ...just shows even the Atlas can be wrong.

I have a 2016 Rand McNally deluxe

Prime gave me directions that said to take pennyville parkway to exit 63 and customer would be on the right. The problem was that the parkway is now part of I 69 and not only are the exit numbers different but even some of the old truck routes are no longer for trucks. Not cool to find out at 0300 your directions gps and atlas are all wrong hahah

What used to be 63 is now exit 134. I was going nits thinking I was WAY out of route.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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I thought of this thread last night ...just shows even the Atlas can be wrong.

I have a 2016 Rand McNally deluxe

Prime gave me directions that said to take pennyville parkway to exit 63 and customer would be on the right. The problem was that the parkway is now part of I 69 and not only are the exit numbers different but even some of the old truck routes are no longer for trucks. Not cool to find out at 0300 your directions gps and atlas are all wrong hahah

What used to be 63 is now exit 134. I was going nits thinking I was WAY out of route.

This isn't the first time the exit numbers have changed. The Pennyrile Pkwy used to terminate in Hopkinsville, KY on the south end. A few years back they added an extension that went all the way to 24. That changed all the numbers by like 4 or 5 miles. Of course last year building the new connection for the I-69 corridor. Luckily I am very familiar with the Pennyrile Pkwy, so really don't need exit numbers on it, lol. Although the new interchange for I-69 just south of Western Ky Pkwy threw for a loop the first time I went thru it. Why they did it at the 41 interchange is beyond me. It went from choice A or B to A, B, or C. LoL

Rainy D.'s Comment
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I thought of this thread last night ...just shows even the Atlas can be wrong.

I have a 2016 Rand McNally deluxe

Prime gave me directions that said to take pennyville parkway to exit 63 and customer would be on the right. The problem was that the parkway is now part of I 69 and not only are the exit numbers different but even some of the old truck routes are no longer for trucks. Not cool to find out at 0300 your directions gps and atlas are all wrong hahah

What used to be 63 is now exit 134. I was going nits thinking I was WAY out of route.

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This isn't the first time the exit numbers have changed. The Pennyrile Pkwy used to terminate in Hopkinsville, KY on the south end. A few years back they added an extension that went all the way to 24. That changed all the numbers by like 4 or 5 miles. Of course last year building the new connection for the I-69 corridor. Luckily I am very familiar with the Pennyrile Pkwy, so really don't need exit numbers on it, lol. Although the new interchange for I-69 just south of Western Ky Pkwy threw for a loop the first time I went thru it. Why they did it at the 41 interchange is beyond me. It went from choice A or B to A, B, or C. LoL

Yep and get n the 2016 atlas exit 134/is the thee parkway... I was like oh crap...I'm way west!!!!

Guess what I bought today? The 2017 lol

Patrick C.'s Comment
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Don't blame you. There have been a lot of highway construction over the last few years

Isaac H.'s Comment
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Yeah, when i take 69S my QC shows me floating in the air so i feel your pain. Lol.

I thought of this thread last night ...just shows even the Atlas can be wrong.

I have a 2016 Rand McNally deluxe

Prime gave me directions that said to take pennyville parkway to exit 63 and customer would be on the right. The problem was that the parkway is now part of I 69 and not only are the exit numbers different but even some of the old truck routes are no longer for trucks. Not cool to find out at 0300 your directions gps and atlas are all wrong hahah

What used to be 63 is now exit 134. I was going nits thinking I was WAY out of route.

Farmerbob1's Comment
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I drove into NYC yesterday, to Western Beef in Maspeth. I am doing a roadside 34, and will roll out tomorrow.

In NYC, everything is wrong. The Qualcomm is completely wrong about almost everything. Google, which is never reliable inside cities for a truck anyway, wants me to go on parkways. I don't have a good truck-specific GPS yet.

Fortunately, Stevens supports us very well in NYC. When entering, and when finishing every stop, you are required to call and get turn-by -turn routing to the next destination.

Without it, this would have potentially been a highly painful experience.

I will be Very Happy to see the George Washington Bridge behind me tomorrow afternoon.

Oh, and the dock I was assigned at Western Beef? Dock 3, when another truck was in dock 4. I ended up having to do a Blind Side Alley Dock maneuver. I was, umm, moderately unhappy. There were Many G.O.A.L.s (Get Out And Looks) In the rain.

I also had to back in past two posts with my driver side trailer door closed, then go back and open it before the dock. Reversed the procedure to get out without ripping off my driver side trailer door.

Oh, and it was an uphill back, which meant my automatic truck was bucking and bouncing like a drunken sailor tap dancing on a sailboat in a squall whenever I started moving back after worming a bit.

But it's done. My 34 is nearly finished, then I roll East onto Long Island tonight and pick up the outgoing load tomorrow.

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.
Rainy D.'s Comment
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Hey Sam.... I thought of this thread when my friend told me this last night. I won't say which company.

He called and said his trainer decided to take a different route than they were told. The trainer wanted the shortest route but the customer wanted them to go south then come back north.

When they opened the trailer candy was everywhere. Apparently Skittles do not do well in high altitudes. Hi f course it could be an urban legend and he is full of crap..... But not something I'm gonna risk hahhah

Kanelin's Comment
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Hey Sam.... I thought of this thread when my friend told me this last night. I won't say which company.

He called and said his trainer decided to take a different route than they were told. The trainer wanted the shortest route but the customer wanted them to go south then come back north.

When they opened the trailer candy was everywhere. Apparently Skittles do not do well in high altitudes. Hi f course it could be an urban legend and he is full of crap..... But not something I'm gonna risk hahhah

We had much the same thing with some ice cream a few weeks back. Had to go south through El past and along 10 to get from Springfield MO to Henderson nv, instead of going 44-40. We called it exploding ice cream.

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Patrick C.'s Comment
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If candy was everywhere from bags popping that makes sense. Any air tight sealed container (bag, can, etc...) that has air trapped inside doesn't react well to 2 things. Large changes in temperature and elevation.

If you would like a science lesson, I would gladly explain. I can even get into the physiological effects of altitude on the human body. Especially into the types and effects of Hypoxia.

I was a rotary wing aircraft mechanic and crew chief in the Army.

Old School's Comment
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Yep, you never take a load of potato chips over the Rockies. Most of the bags get opened before you can deliver them.

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