Do you have a tablet in your truck?

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  1. Byrkaa

    Byrkaa Bobtail Member

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    Yes or no?
    If yes, what do you use it for?
     
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  3. Elroythekid

    Elroythekid Road Train Member

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    Have 2. One is Big Roads and one personal for surfing , movies, tv etc.
     
  4. Siinman

    Siinman Road Train Member

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    Laptop MacBook Pro just upgraded to 16"
     
  5. Six9GS

    Six9GS Road Train Member

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    2 tablets. One is the company provided one that goes with the truck. Keeps track of hours, messages, routing, etc. Then, I have a 10.5 inch Samsung which I use for everything except regular texting and phone calls (it doesn't have those 2 functions). I got it through my cellphone company (Sprint at the time), so if I habe a cellphone signal, I have internet on my tablet.
    While I'm driving, I usually have trucker path up on it. Keeps me aware of where I'm actually at and upcoming rest areas, truck stops, etc. Those routing programs give you routing, but they kinda suck at letting you know where you actually are. I like having the map display up so I can see where I am.
     
  6. pumpkinishere

    pumpkinishere Medium Load Member

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    I have tablet and I watch all movies on it. I also have a Hulu subscription so I can watch live tv. I watch a lot of the reality stuff like the voice, American idol, agt and Fox News.
     
  7. MacLean

    MacLean Heavy Load Member

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    Not an Apple fan by any stretch but have an iPad for movies & Keeptruckin / Motive.
     
  8. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

    Company installed a Samsung tablet in the truck to run Motive, our dispatch/ticketing app, and Google Maps.
     
  9. MysticHZ

    MysticHZ Road Train Member

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    A Samsung tablet that I use for my ELD, a laptop, a T mobile data hotspot and a Roku for my tv.
     
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  10. Tug Toy

    Tug Toy Road Train Member

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    iPad on the dash for eld and Google maps. 132E81C6-F93A-42C6-84D1-A566B9594331.jpeg
     
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  11. Chuck579

    Chuck579 Bobtail Member

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    I’ve got a Rand McNally Overdryve I use the maps for, also have it set to turn orange if I ago over the speed limit.
    Then I have a cheap 7” Samsung I use for KeepTruckin/Motive, and prefer Waze
    Maps on it while rolling.
    I also have a laptop to take care of all my relevant paperwork like Rate Cons,
    invoicing, miles/fuel tracking, etc.
    I don’t watch any movies due to lack of time but will throw some old Gunsmoke on from time to time to go to sleep by.
     
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