Many Drivers Like To Use An Old-fashioned Road Atlas.....and The Telephone....but...

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Speaking of technology, is it possible TruckingTruth has attracted the first person who just might be negatively impacted by autonomous trucks? By the time Todd makes the move...well, ya know.

Or is Todd really a “bot” honing his skills in preparation for the next political election?

LOL

Todd Holmes's Comment
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My tools. This is one of the most important tools. Get a new one every year. 0842979001546459162.jpg Garmin dezl 580 and my PeopleNet. 0547164001546459298.jpg Rand McNally Tnd 540 0673801001546459406.jpg When my student gets off my truck, I will mount the Rand McNally under the Garmin.

I also use many apps on my phone including DOT apps for road conditions.

I go by the thought of "Use the best tools you can."

It's sounds like the prudent driver had better have a number of tools in his navigation tool box and know how to use each and every one of them like a master of his trade.

Every good driver should also have a paper notepad and have at least two ink pens: the pen is mightier than the diesel engine!

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.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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As a few others have mentioned, every single thing you've brought up and over analyzed has been talked about before in numerous threads which can quickly be found in the search bar. I've said it a couple times already that I'm a firm believer that you're really not interested in trucking, you're a troll who lives for the sound of your own voice.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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As a few others have mentioned, every single thing you've brought up and over analyzed has been talked about before in numerous threads which can quickly be found in the search bar. I've said it a couple times already that I'm a firm believer that you're really not interested in trucking, you're a troll who lives for the sound of your own voice.

He does love to post long posts of no substance, for sure.

Todd Holmes's Comment
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As a few others have mentioned, every single thing you've brought up and over analyzed has been talked about before in numerous threads which can quickly be found in the search bar. I've said it a couple times already that I'm a firm believer that you're really not interested in trucking, you're a troll who lives for the sound of your own voice.

If that is the case, what can be found in the search bar, then why does Brett even allow new posts on things supposedly covered before to begin with?

Stop being so antisocial, people, please! Many people are under the impression that drivers (and railroad men) are antisocial cliques.

Being a firm believer that "I am not interested in this craft". I would not stake my soul on it.

Mik D.'s Comment
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What about GPS technology as from Garmin and others? What do you think about this stuff?

Garmin, for instance has a GPS navigator and more:

dēzlCam™ 785 LMT-S 7" GPS Truck Navigator with Built-in Dash Cam PART NUMBER: 010-01856-00

an optional dash cam and even a backup cam. It claims it can alert you for traffic, weather, curves and steep grades.

It claims it's Custom Truck Routing feature can:

"Along with its camera-enabled features, the dēzlCam 785 LMT-S truck navigator also includes preloaded maps that detail truck-related route warnings — such as bridge heights, sharp curves, steep grades and more — for most major roads and highways. Simply enter your vehicle profile information (customizable by height, weight, length, width and hazardous materials*) to find truck-preferred routes suitable for the size and weight of your truck².

*(Yes, it supposedly can find you a legal HAZMAT route (in most areas) without having to go through the hassle and time of calling all the various state DOT offices as Brett had mentioned toward the end of his Raw Truth book. If a HAZMAT truck driver gets in trouble for driving a route Garmin prescribed, can he turn around and sue Garmin? Brett told me in his book of his nightmare driving in New York City the first time in his career. Could Garmin back then have made Brett's life much easier? )

Customized Truck Routing For added convenience, the Simple Truck Profile lets you easily swap trailer sizes with the touch of a button."

I like Garmin, used since training days of 2017, trainer used it, I've learned to know when it's wrong, such as routing through a residential neighborhood or down a street with a NO TRUCKS sign.....then again...there was this one delivery where a NO truck sign was on the route chosen by the GPS, I did a full 360 and it was the only way in... then turned in to that street and had a cop follow me and there was the Amazon, and the cop pulled off...

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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Have you ever used the search bar Todd? Let's have some fun...

Here is what happened when I entered the words Todd Holmes . Quite a list of posts you authored.

You should read through them, learn something about yourself. Read through them, all of them as if you were an outsider looking-in and notice the consistency of your absurd and negatively laced rhetoric before you come back at us proclaiming "truck drivers and railroaders are anti-social". You have made a lot of very good, well intended people angry. Happy? Put yourself in the shoes of all the experienced people here who tried to "give a sh** about you" and your tireless pursuit of all that is trivial and obscure. You're an island Dude...can't get any more "antisocial" than that.

We all sincerely tried to help you until it was painfully obvious you have virtually zero interest in the information we have provided and even less intention to take heed and actually apply it to whatever it is that you are doing here.No one cares about your past grades, your pathetic whining about CFS, the excuse of why you became morbidly obese, your delusions of military glory and your propensity for boundless insults. All we care about is if you are serious about being a truck driver. Thats' it...doesn't get any simpler than that.

Make good on your promise (and I paraphrase): resist the impulsive urges to post until you have a legitimate question. And just so you understand...your progress in High Road CDL Training Program is tracked. There is no BS...so put your damn shovel away and do something constructive.

Prove all of us wrong who view you as a passive, knot-holler pretending to be something you are not.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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G-Town- Well said. I thought I was in the twilight zone with all the negative vibes I got from him.

Rainy 's Comment
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A picture speaks 1000 words so here are three....

NJ has pededstrian piers above the sandy beaches that connect hotels, amusements, and casinos. They are miles long and go through various towns. They are meant for people, bikes, and emergency vehicles only. Until I got into trucking i thought they were everywhere, but many people seem to not know what "boardwalks" are.

Anyway.. following the GPS got this driver onto the pier but then he continued to drive miles trying to find a way off. The beams supporting the boardwalk were not meant for our weight and hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage was caused.

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This one followed a GPS and was too stupid to know a ton is 2000 pounds. there was a weight limit sign and she ignored that. She destroyed a 100 year old bridge

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This one was probably following the GPS and ignored the clearance signs and ripped off the trailer roof.

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My point is....GPS and google are no match for the atlas. Google doesnt look for weight limits or clearances. Trucker GPSs will send you down narrow streets or tell you "low clearance one mile". Great! i drove 5 miles down a one lane road to get here and there are no parking lots to turn around so now i have back up for miles against the traffic.

Todd, the more you talk, the more you show why training is so so very important.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Turtle's Comment
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G-Town- Well said. I thought I was in the twilight zone with all the negative vibes I got from him.

Oh no my friend, negative vibes abound. I've just opted to mostly refrain from comment. Besides, it's all being said quite clearly, although being equally ignored.

Even with the negativity in these discussions, I believe there are some positive truths to be gained from them. It's clear that's nonsense will be picked apart here. There's a lot to be learned from that.

And yes G-Town, perfectly said as always.

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