Tablets On The Roads

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Jeremy's Comment
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I have a 32” tv ps1 and iphone 8+ I also read alot of dean koontz books

Keith A.'s Comment
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I use my phone and a tablet, mostly for truck battery reasons, and ease of access. Setting up and powering up laptops is sometimes too much work for the reward of having it when I just wanna watch a twenty minute episode of something.

Solo's Comment
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Our trucks come w/ flat screen smart TV's, so I bought a mobile hotspot off ebay and an unlimited (no throttling) data plan via ATT so that I can watch hulu, netflix, amazon, etc via it.

I also have my macbook for all things PC related.

I went a step further and purchased an ipad that sits in the middle of my dash next to a cluster of gauges that displays trucker path app w/ my pre-trip route w/ all pilots/flying J's, approved truck washes, and rest stops.

All have made living out of this truck very easy.

Robsteeler's Comment
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I use my phone plugged into the aux jack with my Sirius XM app and my new iPad pro as my library, TV/Netflix machine, and all of my computer type stuff. I have a detachable keyboard ordered that makes it really convenient.

Smart C.'s Comment
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I use a tablet, and my laptop, along with my Xbox 1.

My tablet is primarily used as a GPS, eReader, and I store all my Transflo pictures on it.

My laptop is primarily my music /video editing platform.

And my Xbox, well, that is for gaming, and Netflix.

My Xbox is used the least, mainly during resets. I am mostly on my tablet, and my laptop, working on my music, each day.

Are you allowed to have your tablet in your hand while driving?

Tractor Man's Comment
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Are you allowed to have your tablet in your hand while driving?

I'll bet if you think about that question for about 2 seconds, you can answer it yourself!

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I can barely find time to eat, but I do have an iPad somewhere in my truck.

My day is drive, eat, sleep, and repeat. I have no time or energy for anything else.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Third option...

So not out there "doing it" yet but...

I have a laptop and a tablet. Tablet has it's own cellular data plan. Phone (which has unlimited data ) can act as a mobile hotspot for laptop. But here's any interesting setup you may not know exists...

My phone is a Samsung Galaxy Note 9. I have a device called a DEX Station. It is a dock which allows me to charge and power the phone and it has the following ports: USB, HDMI, Ethernet. With a bluetooth keyboard and a wireless mouse (receiver uses the USB port) and an HDMI cable to my smart TV it is essentially a fully functional computer!

I got the DEX Station for the Note 8. Retail was $150 but my foreign version (with US power adapter) was about 1/2 that.

Note 9 can now do the HDMI connection with a cheap and simple adapter (as the DEX software is now native to the phone vs. in the DEX Station itself). Not sure but I think that means you can't power and charge the phone while using HDMI on the Note 9 without my DEX dock.

I only need to fire up the laptop to run full-blown Windows apps like TurboTax or something. Netflx only on the laptop at the moment but I think that is just because the phone is not yet authorized.

I plan to take them all on the road but suspect tablet will mostly be for navigation and phone and dock will handle almost everything else!

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Marc Lee's Comment
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Third option...

So not out there "doing it" yet but...

I have a laptop and a tablet. Tablet has it's own cellular data plan. Phone (which has unlimited data ) can act as a mobile hotspot for laptop. But here's any interesting setup you may not know exists...

My phone is a Samsung Galaxy Note 9. I have a device called a DEX Station. It is a dock which allows me to charge and power the phone and it has the following ports: USB, HDMI, Ethernet. With a bluetooth keyboard and a wireless mouse (receiver uses the USB port) and an HDMI cable to my smart TV it is essentially a fully functional computer!

I got the DEX Station for the Note 8. Retail was $150 but my foreign version (with US power adapter) was about 1/2 that.

Note 9 can now do the HDMI connection with a cheap and simple adapter (as the DEX software is now native to the phone vs. in the DEX Station itself). Not sure but I think that means you can't power and charge the phone while using HDMI on the Note 9 without my DEX dock.

I only need to fire up the laptop to run full-blown Windows apps like TurboTax or something. Netflx only on the laptop at the moment but I think that is just because the phone is not yet authorized.

I plan to take them all on the road but suspect tablet will mostly be for navigation and phone and dock will handle almost everything else!

Oops! Forgot... Actually DEX has 2 USB Ports! Mouse takes one... Flash drive or even external hard drive (with 100+ movies on it) could probably also be accessed from just the phone without the laptop!

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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