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Mik D.'s Comment
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Gps was a bad boy today, tried putting me on a restricted road, made me read the signs๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Jamie's Comment
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Damn GPS making you read signs! I aways look for any signs that might tell me I can't go that way before making my turn and as I'm making my turn as a double check. Hasn't failed me yet, had to go different routes but have never been on a road I wasn't supposed to be on not counting wrong turns. rofl-1.gif

Dan S.'s Comment
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Randy (Randy McNally GPS) will lie to me worse than my XHEX 1st wife

PackRat's Comment
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Try to stay off those "No Trucks" roads. I got two tickets for being overlength on two roads, one in Ohio and the other in my home state of Virginia. That GPS isn't always correct, but it is a good tool to get one in the ballpark.

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PJ's Comment
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Never, Never, Never believe that tiny machine all the time... There are countless videos on their bo booโ€™s... I have the newest Rand McNally out, 740, and we agree to disagree about 10-15% of the time...Most companies are providing routing to their company drivers, and kinda require you to follow it. Qualcomโ€™s have gos in them also. The good ol fashion map book is a must!!!

Mario H.'s Comment
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Gps was a bad boy today, tried putting me on a restricted road, made me read the signs๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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Hello!

First of all, do you have a truck dedicated GPS? Are you using that 'No truck' option? If you know the area, you might know some better routes than ones that GPS gives. But in most cases, following GPS is a best idea.

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PlanB's Comment
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Hello and welcome Mario.

I'm sorry but most of us here will disagree with your post.

Most of us use Truck dedicated gps units and know from experience that these units are far from perfect. If you just follow the GPS without verifying it's route they WILL put you on roads you can not fit on or are not legally able to drive on.

Blindly following a truck gps is akin to playing Russian Roulette. You may get lucky the first few times, but your luck won't last.

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Gps was a bad boy today, tried putting me on a restricted road, made me read the signs๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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Hello!

First of all, do you have a truck dedicated GPS? Are you using that 'No truck' option? If you know the area, you might know some better routes than ones that GPS gives. But in most cases, following GPS is a best idea.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

PJ's Comment
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No No No never ever trust that little machine. ALWAYS check your routing against the map book. My company only gives us final mile routing. From the closest highway to the customer. They sort of expect we can find the general area on our own. A high expection I know, lol. I use my truck GPS and look at the route it SUGGESTS. Then I look at google maps. Then I break open my trusty printed atlas and check all 3 against each other. Then I do the unthinkable!!!! I look at the location on google earth. There are often more than one entrances to a customer, however only one for a truck. Even at doing all this for EVERY trip I still encounter suprises from time to time. When Iโ€™m sitting in front of the guard shack I enter the location into memory also. I do enjoy going to certain customers repeatedly because then I know the ropes. I also enter misc phone numbers and if they allow breaks in the notes. It makes my life a bit easier

Pete E Pothole's Comment
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The industrial park in the city I live in has an issue that fouls up many drivers. It shows there is access on the backside of the industrial park when there is only one entrance. I typically see 5 trucks a week stopped in front of the electrical substation because they followed GPS and were expecting to turn onto Andrew Way. But from satellite view you can clearly see there is no road where the map shows one.

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I thought the Rand McNally GPS used the same maps as the atlas?

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