Send it. Like others have said sometimes it's impossible to avoid the traffic. Example: you have a delivery to make in North jersey during rush hour starting from somewhere in PA. Sure you can look at the maps all you want but you're still hitting traffic no matter which way you try and slice it.
Just give yourself enough time to make it on time and anything else is outta your control
1 GPS on my dash is clutter enough. I'll keep Google maps on my phone running in the background
Do you check traffic conditions before you head out?
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Tell him a total stranger on the internet says thanks! His songs have brought me a lot of listening enjoyment.
I wasn’t able to attend when he played a bar near me .
But I’ve been to see similar country rockabilly artists like Steve Earle and Travis Tritt and Marty Stuart , Malpass Brothers , when they played near me.
I’m likely the only guy on here that will admit to regularly watching Molly Bs polka party on TV.
my wife’s grandparents escaped Germany and opened a polka hall in Kansas City.
Kirchens songs are in heavy rotation on my iTunes playlist.
Hot rod Lincoln , Pittsburgh Stealers, streets of Baltimore, truck stop at the end of the world, roll truck roll, Detroit diesel, etc
Never heard of him till I ran across a YouTube video of him playing hit rod Lincoln with all the sound effects and names of the people he was passing on the highway.
My son was bored when we were driving from Georgia to take him to college in NJ and we were listening to that and he spent several hours researching the mentioned names and guitar rifs , and put together a playlist of all the famous songs Kirchen mentions getting passed by.
(I will see if I can find the info)
then I saw a CD of his at Cracker Barrel and bought it ,
Then when they invented iTunes I loaded up a lot of his songs .
he seems like a super nice guy .
And quite the talented musician.
and hopefully he’s in that sweet spot where a musician can earn a comfortable living from their talent but not have to deal with all the hassle of being a superstar, forced to have round the clock security and can’t live normal life due to stalkers etc.Last edited: May 8, 2021
Another thing it does is not only tell you to turn the wrong direction, but it will even show the wrong direction in the top left corner. So I needed to turn right, but it said turn left, and the indicator showed left, but the map went to the right. I does that about 1 out of every 10 turns. Not terrible, until you're in the middle of a city, and it's telling you to merge the wrong direction right in the middle of Spaghetti Junction. Google really helps keep Hammer in line, and Hammer does a pretty darn good job at figuring out truck routes.
One more thing is I have my settings at 13' 6" high. It routed me under an 11' 4" bridge. No problem, because I could fit. But it could have been a problem. And since it had never done that before, I'd gotten lazy checking my route against the RM Atlas.
But definitely download it and give it a shot. They offer a fuel card as well. Gives killer discounts at mega stops. I haven't used it, because I don't have the patience to sit in line at the island. They will also call you and tell you the options for loading the card. Credit check, pre-load, or "we can use your settlements to pay for your fuel, and even pay you quickly for a fee!!" So the phone call is actually to push factoring, but whatever. It's an EFS FleetOne card.
Oh, another thing!!! It will actually warn you about weigh stations....about a half mile after you pass them...
One more tip...turn off HOV lanes in the settings, lol. Should be off by default, but it isn't.
So that's all the "bad". The "good" is it pretty much works great most of the time. I'll continue using it.
I find Google maps gets you closer to your final resting spot. Say in a new area with a bunch of new warehouses the GPS will get me in the vicinity but Google maps will usually take me to the exact spot.
And to think a lot of people just follow it blindly. If only they knew how much hassle they would save Lol
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