Printing On The Road?

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Yep's Comment
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Have any of you seen truck stops with printing services?

There's a company back home that insists I fax them my resume and application. Problem is I need to sign the application and none of the truck stops I've been to the past 3 days have a way for me to print from my flash drive.

Rick S.'s Comment
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Have any of you seen truck stops with printing services?

There's a company back home that insists I fax them my resume and application. Problem is I need to sign the application and none of the truck stops I've been to the past 3 days have a way for me to print from my flash drive.

Office Depot/OfficeMax/Fedex Ship & Copy Center, Public Library - all of these places can print a hard copy for you. Don't know that truckstops have this available as a "service" - though some certainly must have an "internet kiosk".

Rick

David's Comment
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It's said that the transformation machines have the ability to goto email, never bothered to check.. there is a way to send a fax via online, just need the fax number. Other option if you have a pc with you is email it to someone back home and have them fax it to you then you sign and fax to company. And the last option is buy a printer. and hook it up at a truck stop or something.

Tracy W.'s Comment
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I have an HP 100 in my truck. It's a small mobile printer, works really well. I also have a Neat Receipts scanner and software. All my purchases get scanned into the Neat software, very easy to use and great right now at tax time. The scanner can also be used to scan regular docs into Adobe or other applications, you can then print them on the printer.

I purchased both items at Staples, but Best Buy and Office Depot have them too.

If you get just the scanner and software ($179) you can use the free online fax programs to fax from your computer, or a pay one like eFax.

The printer and scanner have saved my butt several times and don't take up much room. The scanner is so small it fits in the backpack my computer is in.

Tracy

Tracy W.'s Comment
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I have an HP 100 in my truck. It's a small mobile printer, works really well. I also have a Neat Receipts scanner and software. All my purchases get scanned into the Neat software, very easy to use and great right now at tax time. The scanner can also be used to scan regular docs into Adobe or other applications, you can then print them on the printer.

I purchased both items at Staples, but Best Buy and Office Depot have them too.

If you get just the scanner and software ($179) you can use the free online fax programs to fax from your computer, or a pay one like eFax.

The printer and scanner have saved my butt several times and don't take up much room. The scanner is so small it fits in the backpack my computer is in.

Tracy

I forgot to mention....the printer is AC and battery powered....so you can use it anywhere. I charge it about once a month from my inverter during the day while driving.

Tracy

KaTow's Comment
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Resurrecting older thread...

I'm bringing my pc laptop with me. What is out there now for ways to print? Not sure what I would have to print, but wondering what others do. Copiers/printers from USB drive? Email ahead to Terminal? Print/Copy shops? Are there any printing services at truck stops?

Thanks!

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.

not4hire's Comment
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I had printers in my trucks for many years as I did a lot of cross-border and permit-related work. You can get a nice, compact, good quality inkjet for relatively cheap. The last one I had was a HP 2540 which was a print / scan /copy, wireless connectivity. I had a small plug-in inverter to power the printer in the truck. I even stopped taking my laptop and could do everything from my phone. I have let the printer freeze in northern Canadian winters and bake in south Texas summers and I have never had performance issues. Get a mainstream printer, rather than some off-brand so you can get supplies anywhere. I find the so-called "portable" printers too expensive and too unreliable... and I have used various ones as far back as about 2002.

As for the signature issue mentioned in the op; I have a scanned .jpg of my signature so I can insert it in any document without printing. Open document, insert signature, save document, return email... it takes about as long to do as it took to read that. Also, I haven't sent a fax in at least 12-15 years. Even people who insisted they needed a fax, like customs brokers, always had an email address.

Cold War Surplus's Comment
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Love's will print email attachments for $2.00/page. Just send an email to the Love's store you want to pick up your prints up at. The Love's in Troutdale, OR is store 449, so you would email your attachments to: store449@Loves.com to pick them up there. Not the cheapest solution but very convenient.

miracleofmagick's Comment
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If you just need to fill something out and sign it, adobe has an app called adobe fill and sign that allows you to do all that on your phone without ever printing it out.

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