Turn right on the unmarked unpaved dirt road, travel 4 miles through the woods until you see the paper mill on your right! What?
“That was the directions that came across my Qualcom”, one day back in 2003. Needless to say I was hesitant to drive down that road in Illinois. In the winter no less! The directions this time was correct, ask any Truck Driver and they will say that Is the biggest stress factor In Truck Driving is getting lost! “All of us have stories like this”, and the frustration of being lost can sometimes stress a driver out.
My first trip to NYC I got lost for over six hours, and could not even find my location on the atlas. Finally I found the interstate and got back to the new jersey turnpike toll plaza. “I called the receiver and told them if you want your load come to me and I will follow you back into the city.” Another time in Minnesota I could not find the shipper for two hours, it seems there was two streets with the same name!
That time I quit driving my truck, and was so stressed out I walked away from the truck for 30 minutes to take a breather. Now the new truck driver has a neat little tool GPS (global position system).
Have you ever got a secretary on the phone who does not know how she drove to work? Or one who forgot to tell you about the low bridge just before the building? These are some of the things we had to deal with back then. But today with a Good GPS unit you no longer have to deal with these problems, and you can concentrate on driving your truck.
Now I talk about buying things you don’t need for truck driving to save money, but this tool is a must have it is the best tool to come out for a truck driver in over 20 years.! They used to call a road atlas the truck drivers Bible but now I say it is the the GPS unit. This is one of the most important tool’s a trucker can have. So even if you dont buy it here on my my site get it before you start driving a Truck. GONZOTRUCKER
After much research this is the GPS I recommend for Truck Drivers.
Garmin dezl 560LMT 5-Inch Widescreen Bluetooth Portable Trucking GPS Navigator with Lifetime Map & Traffic Updates
Hit the open road with the dēzl 560LMT–Garmin’s advanced navigator for the trucking industry. Designed with truckers in mind, the 560LMT has a large 5-inch display, extra loud speakers, and external video input for backup cameras. Garmin has also expanded the feature list to include trucking speed limits, truck-specific route highlighting, and Trucking points of interest (POIs). And truck drivers aren’t the only type of drivers that will like the 560LMT–RV drivers will appreciate the ability to setup an RV profile and calculate routes based on height, weight and length restrictions.
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- Large 5″ color touchscreen.
- Specialized truck routing supports commercial class 8 rating.
- Lane assist with junction view.
- Incorporates locations in the NTTS breakdown directory.
- Lifetime maps and traffic included.
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