Use Your Satellite View Before Getting Into Trouble

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Ryan B.'s Comment
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The new road and road name doesn't register on my GPS or the Omnitracs GPS


Speaking of new things not showing up on GPS, how about exit numbers? Why is Massachusetts so full of new exit numbers? Most of the time there is a small sign saying, "old exit #..." that helps. My GPS always shows the old numbers. Really have to pay attention there.

That's a really good point. It's an issue that is a software map update thing. Not all GPS unit brands are equal in the way updates are made available.


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Davy A.'s Comment
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I use a systematic approach 1. Google sat photo. 2. Street view. 3. Google for accurate phone number instead of bad one given by dispatch. 4. Stop outside and pre walk. (Just like walking a race track before you run it).

Priorities are 1. Safety and Ease of entrance and exit. 2. Driver side back over blind side. (Somewhat even with 1.) 3. Maneuvering room. 4. Location of dock and or trailer drop. 5. Overnight parking

I have plenty of spots that's it's safer and easier to either blind side or convert from a blind to a sight side. But my default is driver side.

PJ's Comment
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First time there I always use google earth both in overhead and street view, for what I can get. It always gets me the gate, but private roads within don’t have street view, only public roadways.

Thankfully my customers are well established.

I often will walk parts to get a good eyeball on what I need to do. I also often have customers drive me through the location in their vehicle, or on a golf cart or gator.

I will NOT take a chance damaging my equipment or their grounds.

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