Intro, And A Possibly Naïve Question

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Oddball's Comment
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Backup cameras like made for cars will not have the range needed to cover the distance to the far corner of a trailer where it may be the most useful. The reason being is the reach of the bluetooth transmission. The more powerful transmitters are not put in any back up cameras that I have found and I have looked. Tops is 40 feet without a big metal thing in the way.

Good luck on your endeavour, I'd be trying to get on with Fedex or Ups, especially if you have a terminal so close! If I did, I'd be with them now. If you pull pups, you won't need a backup camera anyway.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Eugene K.'s Comment
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From what I’ve heard, the biggest reason truck drivers can’t stand New Jersey isn’t the traffic or the unfamiliar patterns:

It’s the complete lack of truck parking.

If you have a load into New Jersey, you will pray to all that is holy that you have a pre-plan ready to dispatch straight out. Because unless lightning strikes and you are able to find a rare spot at a service plaza along the turnpike, you will all but have to leave the state only to come back in due to lack of parking.

James H.'s Comment
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From what I’ve heard, the biggest reason truck drivers can’t stand New Jersey isn’t the traffic or the unfamiliar patterns:

It’s the complete lack of truck parking.

I've heard that as well. There are a couple rest areas on I-80 not far from where I am that usually look like they're not entirely full, and a small truck stop with parking for a dozen or so rigs on US 46, which is the old highway that I 80 parallels in New Jersey. I used to wonder how they stay in business, since their gas and diesel prices tend to be far higher than anyone else. Now I see that it's because drivers jump off 80 when their clock is running out.

Jared H.'s Comment
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Now this is what I’m talking about - 🎉🎉

Although I haven't used it much, I bought a Gopro that I can clip to my trailer to use as a backup camera. The Gopro connects to my phone via WIFI. see below.

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RealDiehl's Comment
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Hey! Is it me, or does Jared resemble actor, Domenick Lombardozzi. He played "Herc" in the HBO show The Wire

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PackRat's Comment
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Is that a television program?

RealDiehl's Comment
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Is that a television program?

Yep. It was on before I started driving. One of the best shows ever!

PackRat's Comment
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Is that a television program?

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Yep. It was on before I started driving. One of the best shows ever!

I stopped watching TV when they switched from black and white to colorized a while back.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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LoL.. good find, he DOES~~~!!! Doppelgangers, unite!

(Must be the Jiu Jitsuisms.....haha~!!)

~ Anne ~

RealDiehl's Comment
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Y'all are funny. While I'd love to tell PackRat all about the wonderful world of "talkies" and the innovation of technicolor😉, I must do my job now.

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