Garmin Is Becoming Self Aware?

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Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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That makes sense, I'll try to turn live traffic off and see what changes. What is zonar?

Zonar is a fleet management / ELD system. Pretty sure that's what PJ uses also, with his carrier. (Or he did, until they wanted 'him' to pay half, when all the 'extra' mandates came to fruition, re: ELD's in general.)

You can't change that on a Garmin. You can either disconnect your phone from it or know your route and drive what you know. I know and drive my route. Mine likes to tell me the interstate is closed.

Is it, in fact . . . closed, when she tells you that?!?!

~ Anne ~

Interstate:

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

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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If you cannot make it stop perhaps you can go back in time and try to destroy the technology that was left behind (Arnold's hand) but be careful because.....I'll be back!!

"HEY, Mikey ... (He LIKES it!!!)" ~~~~~ Arnold, for Mikey:

~ Anne ~ rofl-3.gif sorry.gif rofl-3.gif

Andrey's Comment
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If the company supplies you with their tablet and navigation, why are these other devices needed?

My company gave me a tablet with ELD, everything else is on me. When I drove for Roehl, I had a Copilot, which was not bad. You can install it and use for free with limited options or pay $10 a month and have a trucker version with bridges and all other bells and whistles. I canceled my subscription after the first month, making a switch to a hardware GPS.

Andrey's Comment
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Another strange thing. I was driving under a bridge (on I-81, PA-NY state line), it looked as a perfect 14+ bridge, but my Garmin freaked out and insisted that it was 12' 9"... I am starting to feel disappointed.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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I bought a Garmin dezl otr 700 and have had none of the problems you mention. The only time it changes my route is if I miss or bypass a road it has already mapped out. Yesterday I bypassed a highway that was closed and had a detour, it automatically changed my route and I looked at where it changed and followed them to where I was going. Google your particular model and issue and see what it says will correct it, you may be able to find it by looking through the settings section but I'm sure you've already tried it. My company uses Qualcomm but doesn't utilize their mapping so I had to supply my own GPS, I used Google maps for a few days (cautiously) while I compared truck GPS units then bought this one. I have nothing but good things to say about it.

What model do you have?

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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.
Andrey's Comment
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What model do you have?

I have an OTR 500. I thought the only difference is size, 5" vs 7", but maybe there is something else...

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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