Map reading

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by swipernoswiping, Sep 9, 2007.

  1. swipernoswiping

    swipernoswiping Bobtail Member

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    Having a tough time reading the motor carriers road atlas any tips on how.:biggrin_2552:
     
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    Sabine in Mo Medium Load Member

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    can you be more specific please, what exactly do you have a hard time with?
     
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    Brickman Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    I hope this is a joke, because map reading is so simple a 10 yr old can do it.
     
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    SpeedyWho Light Load Member

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    Get some glasses driver.
     
  5. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Okay, I'll take a shot.

    It's not much different from any other map, but you'll notice that some routes are highlighted. Basically, what that means is that trucks and trailers wider than 102", and trailers longer than 48' are required to use those routes, with the exception of local deliveries and other business that is.

    The red dots are weigh stations, but don't assume those to be always correct.

    North=up, east=right, south=down, west=left, what else do you need to know?
     
    foldingorbits Thanks this.
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    2xR Medium Load Member

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    Wider than 102" will require a permit. I believe you meant to say "wider than 96"... Otherwise, you pretty well summed up the map reading.

    There is some other useful information, like restricted routes, jurisdiction contact information, and, city to city distances, but that's not map reading.
     
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    MACK E-6 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Duh...!!

    Yes, your right. Thanks for catching that.