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Mikki 's Comment
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Is this what I'm looking for in the hard copy?

2014 Deluxe Motor Carriers' Road Atlas (DMCRA) - Laminated (Rand Mcnally Motor Carriers' Road Atlas Deluxe Edition... by Rand McNally (Jun 15, 2013)

I may be wrong....but I think they are telling you the Randmcnally 720 GPS and of course the atlas as another tool

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.
Sly48's Comment
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Is this what I'm looking for in the hard copy?

2014 Deluxe Motor Carriers' Road Atlas (DMCRA) - Laminated (Rand Mcnally Motor Carriers' Road Atlas Deluxe Edition... by Rand McNally (Jun 15, 2013)

That's it

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.
AJ D.'s Comment
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Is this what I'm looking for in the hard copy?

2014 Deluxe Motor Carriers' Road Atlas (DMCRA) - Laminated (Rand Mcnally Motor Carriers' Road Atlas Deluxe Edition... by Rand McNally (Jun 15, 2013)

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I may be wrong....but I think they are telling you the Randmcnally 720 GPS and of course the atlas as another tool

Yes... thank you.

I will need both, so I have expanded the thread to all things Navvy !! lol

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.
AJ D.'s Comment
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Is this what I'm looking for in the hard copy?

2014 Deluxe Motor Carriers' Road Atlas (DMCRA) - Laminated (Rand Mcnally Motor Carriers' Road Atlas Deluxe Edition... by Rand McNally (Jun 15, 2013)

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That's it

Should I go ahead and order this ? ... or is there a chance the carrier I sign with will issue me one?

I may as well wait and see...

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.
C. S.'s Comment
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Should I go ahead and order this ? ... or is there a chance the carrier I sign with will issue me one?

I may as well wait and see...

There is a newer version.

2015 Deluxe Motor Carrier's Road Atlas

Not sure what, if any, updates there have been. But at around the same price (maybe $5 more) as the 2014 version I see no reason not to get it. As far as carriers giving them out, I think some do but I have heard they are usually the paper, non-laminated editions. I'm sure it varies by company, maybe current drivers can recall what they were issued.

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.
Brian 's Comment
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Is this what I'm looking for in the hard copy?

2014 Deluxe Motor Carriers' Road Atlas (DMCRA) - Laminated (Rand Mcnally Motor Carriers' Road Atlas Deluxe Edition... by Rand McNally (Jun 15, 2013)

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Should I go ahead and order this ? ... or is there a chance the carrier I sign with will issue me one?

I may as well wait and see...

I ordered the 2015 Rand McNally's deluxe motor carriers road atlas , spiral bound laminated pages off eBay for $37.99 free shipping & no tax, received in about 4 days, was the best price I found about 3 weeks ago

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.
Rolling Thunder's Comment
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I have the Rand McNally TND 720 and it does just fine for me. Of course, I also use Google Maps for the satellite views and, when necessary, I have an atlas for back-up.

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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First spend the money for the large Rand McNally laminated Atlas. It will be good for at least 5 years.

I have tried every GPS on the market. Yes I mean I have actually bought them and used them. By far my favorite is Rand McNally 720. The 520 is just as good but I like the bigger screen. It has more options than any other GPS.

For a while(5 days) I ran the 720 and Garmins new 7 inch GPS side by side at the same time. Routing was good for both of them which I expected it to be but finding stuff along the route was a pain with the garmin. The 720, depending on your search parameters, finds every thing you want along your route. There were a few time I would do a search around my truck while sitting in a small truck stop. The Garmin said the nearest truck stop was 20 miles away and did not even show the truck stop I was in. Mean while not only did the 720 find the truck stop I was in but 3 others within 10 miles of my current location.

AJ D.'s Comment
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Great info guys... thanks... :)

ButtonUp's Comment
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I use a Rand McNally GPS and Atlas. I just picked up a new atlas.

One time in Ohio I was leaving a shipper and was being sent to another strange place. There was construction on the truck route, and a lot of NO TRUCK roads. A driver gave me some directions to get going the way I needed... well... guess what, that way the road was closed. Before I knew it, I was pretty much lost.

No cell phone signal. No GPS signal. Couldn't use the Qualcomm , cell phone, or GPS.

So, I pulled out the ATLAS! (GASP!)

It was a crazy 100 miles or so through some small one-road towns, narrow shoulder-less back-roads, and a maze of NO TRUCK streets, but it did the job!

The GPS will ask you to go the "long way" sometimes, so it helps to know where you're going and not rely 100% on the GPS, but, I use mine for weather, traffic conditions, and on-the-fly alternate routes. It takes some finessing to get it to work right sometimes, but has helped me a bunch. Also the traffic service and weather relies on wifi, and the traffic is 20 bucks a year.

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.

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.
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