Trucker Tracker In Beta - Try It Out!

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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Ok I've been working on a secret app the past two days and it's time to start playing with it. It's simply a way to let everyone know your current location. Then we can all see where the others are. Obviously this is voluntary. Nobody has to disclose their location.

This is a Beta test so there are likely some bugs. It's hardly been tested. I just played with it on my main computer and my iPad and it seems to be working.

Directions:

When the page loads, assuming you're logged in, you'll see a greeting that says "Please wait while we load the map". Then you'll see a green button appear that says "Update My Location". When you click that button it will attempt to use your GPS location to determine where you are. If it can't determine your location or your browser doesn't support GPS it will give you a form with city and state to fill in manually. Fill it in and hit "Submit". It will then enter your location into the system and reload the map.

You'll see a list on the right of anyone that has used it, listed in order from most recent updates first. The number you see next to the person's name will match the marker number on the map. You can click on a person's name or on the markers themselves and it will pop up a little box with their name on it.

I'll be watching it on and off for the next couple of hours to see if anyone is playing around with it.

There's going to be more features added. I just have the very basics right now to get started with it. Once I get this solid I'll add more features.

So give it a whirl! Let me know what bugs and problems you run into.

Trucker Tracker

p.s. - I think we need a better name than "Trucker Tracker" rofl-3.gif

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

Starcar's Comment
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Driver Dot ?? rofl-2.gif

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Dave D.'s Comment
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LOL Driver Dot ... hey High 5 on the creative name I like it. Oh yeah and Brett I'll wave in your general direction as I pass Attica about 5:30-6:00pm tomorrow on the NY Thruway on my way to Roehl.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Woody's Comment
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I wont be moving around much but I updated anyway to put another user on. I think it's a cool idea Brett. Would be good to know when we are near another TT member.

Driver Dot ,,,,,,,,,, you crack me up rofl-3.gif

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Alright seems to be working ok, eh?

I'm going to look into various features and I'll be looking for feedback from everyone. One of the things I'd like to do is allow people to enter their destination. Then I can try to determine who is going to be crossing paths and notify them.

For instance, Daniel might be in Seattle going to Atlanta, and Old School is in Chicago going to Dallas. Their paths would cross so the system could send each of them an alert letting them know their path will be crossing. That sort of thing.

I'll also be adding ways to make it easier to find the drivers you're looking for because eventually there will be a good number of people using this. You'll be able to sort lists by name or recent updates or maybe even regions of the country. We'll see.

PJ's Comment
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Just tried it out on the laptop. Worked just fine. I think its pretty cool. David D and I figured out the other day just by luck we are both going to be in Marshfield the same day. Kinda cool. smile.gif

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Brett, you are awesome! This is exactly what I needed to help me find Old School so he can buy me that dinner with tea like he promised! rofl-1.gif

But seriously thank you. I've always wanted this but knew you were busy so just waited until you found the time. Thank you very much great app.

And to anyone who is not a driver yet. It's a good idea to keep track of some members to see just how fast we move around. It would definitely be interesting and give you an idea of what's its like to sleep in a different state every day.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Just tried it out on the laptop. Worked just fine. I think its pretty cool. David D and I figured out the other day just by luck we are both going to be in Marshfield the same day. Kinda cool. smile.gif

Me and you are pretty damn close! Haha! I'm in Ozarks AR at the Love's for the night.

Gerald H. AKA Doc's Comment
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seems like a pretty nice tool.

Animal's Comment
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Cool App Brett. Tried it on an HP laptop with Windows 8 (which I DON'T like) and running IE 10 as a browser. Worked great using a guest WiFi connection.

Now if you could just tell me how I can get my avatar working I'd be all set. I cut and pasted the address (location) of a small JPEG I keep on my desktop into the location spot on my profile but it didn't take. I was going to just go back to using the default icon, but that location is gone so Animal has no avi, so Animal is sad - other than the fact this site is totally cool! I would have just e-mailed you via help, but this new laptop is giving me fits trying to set everything up to be able to float the Windows 8 gears. Won't be home to tinker with it in depth for a couple weeks so if you could help so I can have an avi, (even the default back) that would be awesome, as I have figured out how to get this [expletive deleted LOL] new laptop to connect to WiFi during downtime OTR , but I won't be able to see my tech guru (Mrs. Animal) for a couple more weeks. Mean time I'd like to have an avi when I visit. Again, awesome site and great App.

BTW. Possible name: "What's your 20". Driver Dots is funny, got a good chuckle out of it. Kudos on the clever Star. Thanks.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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