Trip Planning Regards To Routes

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DynaMike13's Comment
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QC will make you avoid toll roads and sometimes send through a local town or whatever. I follow my gamin GPS instead. I don't care if they save money because they don't care about my miles. **** 'em

Tractor Man's Comment
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QC will make you avoid toll roads and sometimes send through a local town or whatever. I follow my gamin GPS instead. I don't care if they save money because they don't care about my miles. **** 'em

Great Attitude Mike! That'll get you a long way in this Business! You should save those type of comments for TruckersReport. They thrive on them over there.

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Hours Of Service

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Joseph L.'s Comment
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About a week and half ago we were out in Iowa or Illinois and got sent information for a load to be picked up after sending in the Marco 1 to confirm we would be getting the load , the trainer started putting the information into his GPS unit. Right as he was finishing putting in the information the GPS/ directional guide unit went off line. After failing to get it restarted. We went old school we broke out the atlas (two of them) mine because it's pages are laminate and we could mark on it and the trainers to check low clearance hazards on our route. Turns out there was none. We checked the area were we going to be delivering too using Google maps. Once we got that figure out. We headed out. We actually used Google maps starting out. It had us on the freeway (the I70 going west) which was a normal travel route for us. The trainer advise me to be careful because Google maps has a way of redirecting you into some nasty spots. We had to rely on my phone for directions. About two hours into the run we directed to keep left at certain point (we did as it was the direction we needed to go) then my phone lost coverage. The trainer also didn't have coverage. So we relied on the atlas, kept an eye on the signs and drove on. Finally we stopped for a bathroom break. When we left the trainers navigational system had started working again. It was nice to have it again while I drove. But it was also nice to know I could take the route directions sent to me by the company and find them in an atlas and figure out my way from point A to point B and then to point C. Safely.

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