Trucker Tracker In Beta - Try It Out!

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PJ's Comment
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Daniel B yes we are pretty close if there was a decent road connecting the 2 that is. I'm pulling out tomorrow and going back to memphis to catch I55 north. Maybe we could time it and grab a hot cup.

Scott L.'s Comment
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Pretty awesome Brett! Now we need a program that will live update our locations. Then we can watch everybody crawling around the country. : )

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Daniel B yes we are pretty close if there was a decent road connecting the 2 that is. I'm pulling out tomorrow and going back to memphis to catch I55 north. Maybe we could time it and grab a hot cup.

Yeah man I'm going straight through Memphis so looks like we will be on I40 from Little Rock to Memphis. What time are you heading out of Hot Springs?

Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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Being able to live update would be awsome. Also the idea of destination is great as well to see who we might be crossing paths with as we go.

Sorry, no new idea for a "catchy"name.


Heavy C's Comment
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Tractor tracker?

PJ's Comment
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Daniel I sent you a PM

Woody'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.

Animal, I think the avatar on this site is like many sites on the net. You need to upload your picture to a hosting site like photobucket first. Then you can get an address for the picture on photobucket. That is the address you need to put in for the location in your profile.

I hope that makes sense.



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.


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.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Woody's Comment
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Brett, just checked the tracker app again. Can't say positively but I'm pretty sure all the last updated times are the same as when I updated my location earlier today. I did not update my location this time, just opened the link in a new tab, then refreshed the tab again to be sure.

As an example it shows Dave D updated 10 mins ago, which is what I believe it said when I checked it this afternoon.

I'm on an iPad using Safari as the browser.


Starcar's Comment
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Sooo....even tho I don't drive much anymore, and if I do, its local.....Can some of us who would like to meet up with our friends on TT put OUR home 20 on the map ??? Then I could spy on who's heading this way, so I can hide Redgator's blanket !!!!

BugSmasherOne (Paul K.)'s Comment
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Currently heading down I-55 from St. Louis heading to Memphis also. Have a drop and hook and leaving for Monday delivery appointments in Phoenix and LA. Then back to Memphis by Thursday morning.

I'm on a team dispatched truck for company training and we will be heading west on I-40 in the morning. Red Knight ProStar with Cummins Engine trailer.

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.

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