GPS???

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Bruce K.'s Comment
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The driver that did my road training taught me to write down all the exits and pertinent info on an index card before leaving for a delivery. This included receiver address and phone number. Then he would tape the index card to the dash for easy reference. This really saved my assignment once when I lost communication with the company navigation app.

Christopher L.'s Comment
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You don't want just any old Atlas. You want the one for motor carriers. It has additional sections with tons of important information you will need. It also shows you all the truck routes. I prefer the one with a spiral binder. It lays flat which makes it much easier to use.

I got the semi trucking one!

PackRat's Comment
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The first investment should be a deluxe Rand McNally Truckers Road Atlas.

Yeah

NaeNaeInNC's Comment
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The driver that did my road training taught me to write down all the exits and pertinent info on an index card before leaving for a delivery. This included receiver address and phone number. Then he would tape the index card to the dash for easy reference. This really saved my assignment once when I lost communication with the company navigation app.

I do my interstates on the upper part of the windshield in dry erase marker, and our last mile turn by turn down the side. Has saved my bacon a few times already.

Interstate:

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

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Just bout a 2022 RM Atlas with points. I run two Garmin GPSs. I won't buy or recommend anything electronic by Rand McNally.

I have an older Garmin dzel 580 and a new OTR 700.

Always know your route, a GPS will totally screw you at some point.

Nothing beats great written directions and paying attention.

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.

PJ's Comment
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I guess I am a dissenter on this one. I have been running rand mcnally’s since 2013. I started with a 720, went to a 740 and a tablet. Weak point is the charge cords. Otherwise not to bad. I recently bought the new 750. Works well so far.

I have an installed gps unit in my Pete. It is Garmin based. I have used it against the RM’s and I’m not impressed with it at all. It never agree’s with the RM and consistently plans out a longer route. I have checked the settings so many times I lost count trying to figure out if it is set differently than the RM’s.

Just my experience’s.

PackRat's Comment
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All I have ever used has been Rand McNally models. Had a battery go out on one, and that was replaced under warranty. The magnetic mounting on the 740 model is very weak, but easily remedied with six drops of glue. I have more than a half million miles on my latest TND 740 and these GPS wizards have performed every function I require. I've used my fuel points to pay for each, so essentially the trucking companies paid for them.

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