Computers, Internet And Trucking (Video Games)

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Andrew's Comment
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Been out of the long haul side for almost a year, but this was my set up in my cab..

I mainly only played when I was on a reset or stuck at a terminal/shipper/reciever... The setup worked pretty good, also had a laptop with HDMI out and was able to watch tv shows and movies that I'd get while at home...

It is possible. Some of the truck stops had good wifi in the buildings, out side was hit n miss.

when you hung your tv over the bed did you get a glare on the screen at times from the window on the other side? How big is that screen?

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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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I had a cover for my side window and I used the front "shade" to cover the passanger window as well. TV was 32" that I bought @ walmart in Reno, NV

Yep's Comment
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I'm curious about how you guys find play time?

Surely your not playing every day. I just want to write my stories, play civ4 or total war when I get home, and I never seem to have time. I work 22 hour days, 12 shift & 10 off, but between sleep, eating and working out I am left with no writing time. Some times a shipper/receiver will take their time and I can write but thats rare. And the last restart I had was in February. I also have to take into account that I am just a naturally slow person too. Currently looking in to Prime's dedicated positions in hope that ill have more time.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

HAMMERTIME's Comment
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trucker using tablet as GPS

This is a picture of my Tablet that I use as my GPS, it works great and I have other options I can do with it if wanted.

David's Comment
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I'm curious about how you guys find play time?

Surely your not playing every day. I just want to write my stories, play civ4 or total war when I get home, and I never seem to have time. I work 22 hour days, 12 shift & 10 off, but between sleep, eating and working out I am left with no writing time. Some times a shipper/receiver will take their time and I can write but thats rare. And the last restart I had was in February. I also have to take into account that I am just a naturally slow person too. Currently looking in to Prime's dedicated positions in hope that ill have more time.

You'll find the time... few times I was stuck in the middle of no where for 2 days with just a mom and pops truck stop. Found the time after cleaning out truck, working out, to play..

There will be times when you waot for a load or shipper reciever to load/unload you..

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

HAMMERTIME's Comment
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I usually play about 2 hours on average. I'll use today as an example, its 5pm and I'm shut down for the day and have logged 628 miles. I'll probably play from 6pm to 8pm and then crash and wake up and start my day at 4am.

Andrew's Comment
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This is a picture of my Tablet that I use as my GPS, it works great and I have other options I can do with it if wanted.

Is it illegal to have that up front?

Starcar's Comment
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Not when you use it as a GPS...use it for anything else while your in the driver's seat, and you will be in trouble...

Tim M.'s Comment
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I don't drive anymore (retired). I don't think I'd bring my PS3 on the road. I've tried playing my games on a small screen. Resident Evil games did not cut it on a small screen. I had couple games for my laptop one time that worked great Call of Duty and 18 wheels of steel. Call of Duty worked fine for a small laptop. So no problem there. Small screen is too crappy for Resident Evil.

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