Truckers Path New Routing Highly Inaccurate

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I have always used truckers path for trip planning as far as time to destination to get a rough idea of arrival time. It’s quick, easy, and has always been accurate.

Yesterday I noticed a new feature to enter your truck info and use truck routing. I ran the numbers quickly and found that not only was I going to be 5 hours late for my appointment, I would probably not reach a stopping point that would let me make my appointment with only one 10 hour break, and would probably have to search for parking in the little text stop areas along the NY thruway, as I wouldn’t have enough time to get to any decent stops.

I was leaving Dunkirk NY and it said it was 5 hours or more to Waterloo, I don’t remember exactly, and 16 to Lewiston ME. I didn’t think much of it as I was rushing to get moving.

While driving I started thinking about it and realized it couldn’t possibly be correct. Pulled over and ran it without the truck routing. Here is the exact same route, with and without truck routing.

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∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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If you are going to use an app, you should use Copilot Truck. It is definitely worth the monthly or yearly subscription. I use my atlas and copilot, that is it.

Robsteeler's Comment
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Are you paying for that trucker path routing? I tried it and it just used google maps. It gives you some different routing for 100 bucks a year, but I don’t know if it’s any good.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Are you paying for that trucker path routing? I tried it and it just used google maps. It gives you some different routing for 100 bucks a year, but I don’t know if it’s any good.

I find the place I want to go, then enter it into my Copilot. For quick on the fly use, I choose the Google maps option for routing. Trucker Path routing has always been sub par.

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Robsteeler's Comment
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Does it also show you truck stops and parking? That’s mostly what I use TP for.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Does it also show you truck stops and parking? That’s mostly what I use TP for.

I pay the monthly for copilot. I paid for the trucker Path specifically for the "night screen" option.

The Copilot will not show you on the map, the way trucker Path does, but you can easily find them while punching your routing in. They also show truck parking that isn't in TP. (typically mom n Pops)

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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This is a list of truck services, near me, currently. I just press the desired one, and it then goes to the map screen, giving you 1 or more routes.

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I paid for a month to test the routing (2 week trial, so I will be canceling).

I do pay for TP though, yo get night mode and parking prediction (history, really)

I do not use the routing except to get a quick idea of distance/time. Though yo be honest it is usually a good route at a glance, I haven’t tested it but it usually routes me just like the company’s local directions.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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If you are going to use an app, you should use Copilot Truck. It is definitely worth the monthly or yearly subscription. I use my atlas and copilot, that is it.

I tried CoPilot’s GPS feature. First thing it did was try to route me on a parkway.

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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I would never use Trucker Path to route me. I have an Atlas, Garmin and Rand McNally GPS. They get me there. However, they will mess you up at times. It is most important to know where you are going and pay attention.

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