GPS?

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Tammy A.'s Comment
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Im reading alot of messages and I dont see anybody saying they use a GPS. I have a truckers GPS because I had a 40 ft 5th wheel and lived on the road for a couple years. Im hoping the truck comes with one or at least use mine. Maybe Im missing something but I see alot of people ask dispatch for directions and I was wondering why.

Noob_Driver's Comment
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I think the majority of use a GPS, some trucks have an integrated GPS in our Qualcomm but I have a garmin. I ask for company directions on every new place I go to because our company directions are submitted by drivers so it makes getting to the shipper/reciever easier especially in regards to which entrance to go in or where the check in office is or any other instructions that might be applicable.... yellow vest, safety goggles, overnight parking, etc. Also a GPS will take you down roads you shouldnt be on so be careful.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

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.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Im reading alot of messages and I dont see anybody saying they use a GPS. I have a truckers GPS because I had a 40 ft 5th wheel and lived on the road for a couple years. Im hoping the truck comes with one or at least use mine. Maybe Im missing something but I see alot of people ask dispatch for directions and I was wondering why.

Howdy, Tammy ~!!

If, on the 'main screen' where you clicked on General Discussions to post here, the 4th blue tab down, is: All Topics by Tag. It's actually very useful; for instance the search I entered, produced this:

GPS systems (on Trucking Truth)

Once you familiarize yourself with our internal search features (which are great, as I posted to Dollie here:)

Helpful links and 'how to's'

..you'll find that there isn't much info that TT 'doesn't' have!!

Best wishes to you;

~ Anne ~

Tammy A.'s Comment
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Thanks! I am going to check out everything on this site. Not so great with the computer but getting better

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Im reading alot of messages and I dont see anybody saying they use a GPS. I have a truckers GPS because I had a 40 ft 5th wheel and lived on the road for a couple years. Im hoping the truck comes with one or at least use mine. Maybe Im missing something but I see alot of people ask dispatch for directions and I was wondering why.

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Howdy, Tammy ~!!

If, on the 'main screen' where you clicked on General Discussions to post here, the 4th blue tab down, is: All Topics by Tag. It's actually very useful; for instance the search I entered, produced this:

GPS systems (on Trucking Truth)

Once you familiarize yourself with our internal search features (which are great, as I posted to Dollie here:)

Helpful links and 'how to's'

..you'll find that there isn't much info that TT 'doesn't' have!!

Best wishes to you;

~ Anne ~

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Thanks! I am going to check out everything on this site. Not so great with the computer but getting better

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Im reading alot of messages and I dont see anybody saying they use a GPS. I have a truckers GPS because I had a 40 ft 5th wheel and lived on the road for a couple years. Im hoping the truck comes with one or at least use mine. Maybe Im missing something but I see alot of people ask dispatch for directions and I was wondering why.

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Howdy, Tammy ~!!

If, on the 'main screen' where you clicked on General Discussions to post here, the 4th blue tab down, is: All Topics by Tag. It's actually very useful; for instance the search I entered, produced this:

GPS systems (on Trucking Truth)

Once you familiarize yourself with our internal search features (which are great, as I posted to Dollie here:)

Helpful links and 'how to's'

..you'll find that there isn't much info that TT 'doesn't' have!!

Best wishes to you;

~ Anne ~

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You're fine, girl~!! If you can't find something 'tagged' .. just ask again, many of us are here to help!

I drove almost a year w/my guy on a permit (well, two permits...legalities is another story, haha!) . . . and can't wait TO get BACK OUT in January, when the LAST kiddo turns 18 .. LoL!

Yay, you ... and me!

~ Anne ~

ps: I'm the 'vampire' of the TT world; as I've got supper warm, waiting on Tom . . . with toothpick eyeballs, haha!

PJ's Comment
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Routing is done differently at different companies. Gps are a good tool to help, but not 100 percent. Always follow company policies. My company for example gives routing for the local miles from the closest hwy to the customer, in between is up to the driver to determine. Some companies give you turn by turn and expect you to follow it. It’s a wide range of polices out there. You will have to wait till your hired and see what that company wants.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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I have two Garmins. My company give me a fuel route with my fuel stops. I follow that as best I can. GPS is one of several tools I use. One thing to always remember with a GPS, it will mess up from time to time.

It is important to know where you're going. If both my GPSs quit right now, I know where I'm going.

Tammy A.'s Comment
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Well if they gave me step by step instructions then thats better then a GPS. Im good with that

Routing is done differently at different companies. Gps are a good tool to help, but not 100 percent. Always follow company policies. My company for example gives routing for the local miles from the closest hwy to the customer, in between is up to the driver to determine. Some companies give you turn by turn and expect you to follow it. It’s a wide range of polices out there. You will have to wait till your hired and see what that company wants.

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