Best Android Tablet GPS APP?

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ChefsJK's Comment
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Has anyone tried Verizon Nav on their phones? They have a truck setting, i am just curious about it and have yet to try it, will be testing it out on Monday along with directions written on the window.

Jamie's Comment
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I was trying CoPilot out today, it did a pretty good job. I used it alone side my GPS on the quadcomm, etc. It took me on a few routes better but over all I was going the same route just a bit different at times.

Solo's Comment
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Swore I'd never do business with Verizon again after a strange and wonderful conversation...

Had a mobile hot spot... worked fine... wasn't using it for a while so I put it on hold. Thought that meant I didn't owe them anything. After a human started calling me daily I eventually found out they pro-rated the bill and I owed them $10.

When I asked "So a human being is calling me every day because I owe you $10 I didn't know I owe you?" the reply was: . . . . . "We'll call you every day for $5!"

You should have been receiving 3 calls/day if you can believe that.

Solo's Comment
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Has anyone tried Verizon Nav on their phones? They have a truck setting, i am just curious about it and have yet to try it, will be testing it out on Monday along with directions written on the window.

I would be interested to know more. I didn't know VZ Nav had a truck option.

ChefsJK's Comment
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Either did I, a UPS feeder driver told me about it so I figure I will give it a go and see how it compares to the directions I am given tomorrow night.

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Has anyone tried Verizon Nav on their phones? They have a truck setting, i am just curious about it and have yet to try it, will be testing it out on Monday along with directions written on the window.

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I would be interested to know more. I didn't know VZ Nav had a truck option.

ChefsJK's Comment
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Ok so after a couple of weeks of use, I will give you my thoughts on the Verizon Navigation app that Verizon users have on their Android phones this weekend when i am off and have some time. Been working a lot of ot lately, which is never a bad thing. Stay safe

JuiceBox's Comment
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Google maps and common sense. Honestly, do not EVER trust your GPS whole heartedly. My rand McNally will warn me of low clearances that are not there, weight restrictions that do not exist, dirt roads, and some times it doesn't even know I am on a road at all. Google maps is best with its accurate traffic and road closure information and the capabilities it has such as zooming in on local routes or shippers and recievers. Street view is also an excellent capability. It is used for cars obviously but if you can't get passed that then no GPS is suitable imo.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Apple has 3 versions. A free version, a US/Canada and a US/Canada HD. The last two are $150, but it doesn't say what the difference is that I saw.

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Android pricing for "premium" (trucking useful) features:

$9.99 / month, $99.95 / year.

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I pay the monthly on the Copilot. Best navigation ever, short of an actual Rand McNally or Garmin. It is built from their navigation software that many companies already use.

I tried this the other day and it tried to route me on a parkway. embarrassed.gif

ChefsJK's Comment
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I wasn't saying to trust your gps like that at all, if people don't get that by now with all the info on this site, then maybe they should look into another profession, lol. I also have weitten directions handed to me if I have never been to the place before and also short hand those directions on my windshield for a quick reference, next week I will be headed into Brooklyn all week so im sure that will be fun the first couple of nights, but I also have the route given to me already so I can look it over and adjust it all over the weekend.

Google maps and common sense. Honestly, do not EVER trust your GPS whole heartedly. My rand McNally will warn me of low clearances that are not there, weight restrictions that do not exist, dirt roads, and some times it doesn't even know I am on a road at all. Google maps is best with its accurate traffic and road closure information and the capabilities it has such as zooming in on local routes or shippers and recievers. Street view is also an excellent capability. It is used for cars obviously but if you can't get passed that then no GPS is suitable imo.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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