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Bird-One's Comment
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I tried running one from my phone. I can’t remember which one it was use but I would use it even when I knew where I was going. I’d say it was accurate 75 percent of the time at the best. My Garmin has yet to cross me. You don’t need a massive 8 inch tablet the smaller one is just fine. Especially when you’re going to be split seating like I will be soon.

Rhino's Comment
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Oh ok awesome. I will look into getting one. Ya I don’t need that big of one lol just need something that does the job. And something easily transportable due to slip seating

I tried running one from my phone. I can’t remember which one it was use but I would use it even when I knew where I was going. I’d say it was accurate 75 percent of the time at the best. My Garmin has yet to cross me. You don’t need a massive 8 inch tablet the smaller one is just fine. Especially when you’re going to be split seating like I will be soon.

Banks's Comment
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For linehaul , I would always use Google maps and alter the route to make it match the directions given by the company. I never had an issue. As you become more familiar with where you're going, you'll need it less and less. A lot of these buildings are built for easy access to and from the highways.

Linehaul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.
Rhino's Comment
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Oh ok awesome thank you. For sure. My trainer was telling me in the routes were in there’s not a lot of low hanging bridges or anything so phone gps might be ok.

For linehaul , I would always use Google maps and alter the route to make it match the directions given by the company. I never had an issue. As you become more familiar with where you're going, you'll need it less and less. A lot of these buildings are built for easy access to and from the highways.

Linehaul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.
Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Just remember the problem with relying on your phone is if you have to go off your normal route for some reason. It may lead you down a road you can't be on, it is basically impossible to back a set out of trouble. I've heard of a few drivers needing to get the police to block or devert traffic and a tow truck to drag them backwards to safety.

Most likely like Banks says after you make the same trip 2 or 3 times you won't really need it unless something happens.

Rhino's Comment
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Oh ya for sure. I’m prob gonna get me one soon once I’m on my own. Just have to remember to take it with me and not leave it in truck haha. Wow ya that would suck. I hope I’m never in that situation.

I’m in susanville California now for my 10. From my understanding my tm might be signing off on me to do triples so I’ll see if that’s so soon lol

Just remember the problem with relying on your phone is if you have to go off your normal route for some reason. It may lead you down a road you can't be on, it is basically impossible to back a set out of trouble. I've heard of a few drivers needing to get the police to block or devert traffic and a tow truck to drag them backwards to safety.

Most likely like Banks says after you make the same trip 2 or 3 times you won't really need it unless something happens.

Banks's Comment
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What Bobcat said. Never follow Google maps blindly. Puking a set through a town isn't fun, I don't want to think about triples.

One time I had to go to Newburgh,NY to drop off trailers, take a rail over to the train yard in Newark, NJ and pick up two trailers at the yard in Elizabeth, NJ.

I wasn't familiar with the center in Elizabeth, but I was ok taking the companies directions back home. At one point I got forced off the interstate because I couldn't merge to the right to stay on it.

No biggie I said, I see the signs that say I78 with the arrows... Until they stopped popping up. Plan B is go back to where I came from. I make the first right I can and the next right I can. Eventually I get back on the interstate, but I was driving through Elizabeth for about half an hour.

Those are the situations you have to avoid with triples. I was making right turns taking up entire streets and still coming pretty close to street poles.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rhino's Comment
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For sure. Damn I dk I don’t think I could drive over there screw that lol thanks for the advice.

What Bobcat said. Never follow Google maps blindly. Puking a set through a town isn't fun, I don't want to think about triples.

One time I had to go to Newburgh,NY to drop off trailers, take a rail over to the train yard in Newark, NJ and pick up two trailers at the yard in Elizabeth, NJ.

I wasn't familiar with the center in Elizabeth, but I was ok taking the companies directions back home. At one point I got forced off the interstate because I couldn't merge to the right to stay on it.

No biggie I said, I see the signs that say I78 with the arrows... Until they stopped popping up. Plan B is go back to where I came from. I make the first right I can and the next right I can. Eventually I get back on the interstate, but I was driving through Elizabeth for about half an hour.

Those are the situations you have to avoid with triples. I was making right turns taking up entire streets and still coming pretty close to street poles.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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You must have been really impressive or they are really desperate lol.

I think at OD you need a year before you can do triples, does it pay more? I thinks it is only 2 or 3 more cpm here.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

G-Town's Comment
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Invest in a truckers Atlas. Use it in combination with a trucker’s GPS. Know your routes and write them down in the event the GPS goes wonky, and “it will” at the worst time. Have a plan that supplements GPS.

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