GPS Under $150

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NeeklODN's Comment
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Any good ones? Hitting the open road on the 28th and I want to make sure I'm prepared but I'm a bit strapped for cash. Already have the 2019 atlas.

PackRat's Comment
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Nope. If you want to go cheap, expect to be disappointed and out of $150. May as well wait and save up your money.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Unfortunately to get a good truck GPS you have to drop around $400. You maybe able to find one used on ebay.

Susan D. 's Comment
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The TomTom runs about $300. I think they were on sale recently for $250 at Love's? Not sure which chain. I think it's probably the least expensive of truck GPS devices. I like mine. Naturally I wouldn't ever recommend relying only on a GPS. An atlas is my first go to.

Steve L.'s Comment
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Have you been using Truckerpath app? You can turn on the traffic function, which is helpful.

In four years I’ve never needed a “truck GPS.”

I bounce my Truckerpath trip plan against the Road Atlas to make sure it’s the best route. If I’m going through someplace like Atlanta, I’ll consider a backup plan.

Of course I also have the Qualcomm navigation also.

I hope this helps.

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.
NeeklODN's Comment
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Have you been using Truckerpath app? You can turn on the traffic function, which is helpful.

In four years I’ve never needed a “truck GPS.”

I bounce my Truckerpath trip plan against the Road Atlas to make sure it’s the best route. If I’m going through someplace like Atlanta, I’ll consider a backup plan.

Of course I also have the Qualcomm navigation also.

I hope this helps.

Steve,

I'm not as much worried about the main roads, I can look at the atlas vs Google maps to make sure that's ok. It's when you get into cities and stuff when I start to get worried. Do most companies give you a specific route? If so, is it normally pretty good at staying on truck routes?

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.
Steve L.'s Comment
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Have you been using Truckerpath app? You can turn on the traffic function, which is helpful.

In four years I’ve never needed a “truck GPS.”

I bounce my Truckerpath trip plan against the Road Atlas to make sure it’s the best route. If I’m going through someplace like Atlanta, I’ll consider a backup plan.

Of course I also have the Qualcomm navigation also.

I hope this helps.

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Steve,

I'm not as much worried about the main roads, I can look at the atlas vs Google maps to make sure that's ok. It's when you get into cities and stuff when I start to get worried. Do most companies give you a specific route? If so, is it normally pretty good at staying on truck routes?

Mine usually gives me an okay route. I live inPensacola also. What company are you moving to?

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.
Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Co-Pilot truck app. 9.99 a month, just as accurate as any other system with similar bells and whistles. It also runs the PC Miler software which is what most companies use when determining load mileage.

Susan D. 's Comment
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I generally will get local directions via Qualcomm. If by chance it's a new customer and we don't have local directions in our system, I simply call the customer, ask for the shipping department, and get the preferred route to their location.

A GPS, for me is a handy "map in my face" as sometimes it can be difficult to read street/road signs when it's raining, foggy, or dark, and I can see the street names on the GPS screen..

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.
NeeklODN's Comment
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Have you been using Truckerpath app? You can turn on the traffic function, which is helpful.

In four years I’ve never needed a “truck GPS.”

I bounce my Truckerpath trip plan against the Road Atlas to make sure it’s the best route. If I’m going through someplace like Atlanta, I’ll consider a backup plan.

Of course I also have the Qualcomm navigation also.

I hope this helps.

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Steve,

I'm not as much worried about the main roads, I can look at the atlas vs Google maps to make sure that's ok. It's when you get into cities and stuff when I start to get worried. Do most companies give you a specific route? If so, is it normally pretty good at staying on truck routes?

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Mine usually gives me an okay route. I live inPensacola also. What company are you moving to?

Steve, I'm going with summerford truck line. Small company based near Dothan Alabama. Supposedly good drivers are making 70k plus.

Thanks y'all for the input as always Will take all into consideration

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.

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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