Anyone Have A Good Truckers Map Site?? Mapquest Is For Cars So - I'm Sure There's One For Semis...right??

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kayakngal's Comment
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I'd like to find a interactive map similar to mapquest that's focused on semi trucking routes. Is there a popular site that drivers use frequently? I would appreciate a good site :)

I've been in training a few weeks now - slid backward down a mountain in Colorado and my trainer jack knifed while sliding backward...I was behind the semi trying to get traffic to move for us when the truck started sliding backward (ice) so, I had to run! Very scary and interesting 2nd day on the job also, the interstate was shut down so we were stranded for a few days. Talk about testing one's new career choice.

In the last few weeks I've been to so many states I can't even keep up - I'm just glad I brought multi weather clothing. I'm impressed with the showers in the truck stops (at least Pilot, Flying J and Loves) which are very clean and really a nice shower which was a concern for me.

My backing up still leaves much to be desired but I have a trainer whose been in the business for 20 years so I'm learning from someone who really knows what she's doing. Things are okay at this point and I'm keeping my eye on the prize so, these little trials are learning experiences. I have already chained tires, driven in snow, ice, rain, mountains, valleys, city, back roads and interstates. Backed into docks, truck stop spots, rest areas (parallel) and watched many others have the same trials as myself so it's been an amazing few weeks.

For the most part everyone is very friendly out here. Sleeping in the top bunk is kind of a bummer - again, keeping my eye on the prize (my own truck). :)

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.
guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Unfortunately map quest and googlemaps or any other mapping website is as good as another. Reason being we travel the same roads as cars. Unless you are using a GPS that is meant to trucks then any map will do. There is nothing out there that will take the place of good old fashion trip planning. No short cuts for easy truck routing. What makes it simpler for some of us out here is good ole fashion experience. Nothing beats it.

I use a combination of GPS, Google Earth , directions from my company and verbal directions from the customer and a map book. Even using all these resources its not 100%. Roads change. Construction pops up. Weather comes in looking to screw up a drivers day. So there is not just ONE thing I can point you to and say that's the best thing out there. If you take the 5 things I use and learn to use them the correct way I will promise you that you will have about a 99.9% chance of arriving to where you are supposed to be at.

Roadkill (aka:Guy DeCou)'s Comment
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I'd like to find a interactive map similar to mapquest that's focused on semi trucking routes. Is there a popular site that drivers use frequently? I would appreciate a good site :)

I've been in training a few weeks now - slid backward down a mountain in Colorado and my trainer jack knifed while sliding backward...I was behind the semi trying to get traffic to move for us when the truck started sliding backward (ice) so, I had to run! Very scary and interesting 2nd day on the job also, the interstate was shut down so we were stranded for a few days. Talk about testing one's new career choice.

In the last few weeks I've been to so many states I can't even keep up - I'm just glad I brought multi weather clothing. I'm impressed with the showers in the truck stops (at least Pilot, Flying J and Loves) which are very clean and really a nice shower which was a concern for me.

My backing up still leaves much to be desired but I have a trainer whose been in the business for 20 years so I'm learning from someone who really knows what she's doing. Things are okay at this point and I'm keeping my eye on the prize so, these little trials are learning experiences. I have already chained tires, driven in snow, ice, rain, mountains, valleys, city, back roads and interstates. Backed into docks, truck stop spots, rest areas (parallel) and watched many others have the same trials as myself so it's been an amazing few weeks.

For the most part everyone is very friendly out here. Sleeping in the top bunk is kind of a bummer - again, keeping my eye on the prize (my own truck). :)

Dang, Girl, you've had an interesting time, all right..didn't realize you were so far into it already..great update. Keep us in the loop when you have time and be safe.

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.
MIke N.'s Comment
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Http://www.truckmiles.com/

http://maps.randmcnally.com/

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
David's Comment
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Http://www.truckmiles.com/

http://maps.randmcnally.com/

Those are the only two I know that feature truckish routes.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Phil C.'s Comment
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cover of the 2014 rand mcnally motor carrier's road atlas

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