Does your truck have company wifi?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Newtotrucking2020, Dec 4, 2019 at 1:19 AM.

  1. Newtotrucking2020

    Newtotrucking2020 Bobtail Member

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    Our trucks (local) all have a company Wi-Fi signal (password protected). We have no gps, no Qualcomm, no cameras, no obd 2 tracker. Any idea of the purpose for the WiFi?
     
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  2. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    So u can look at pictures of big booty girls going down the road! Lol ..

    How do u know it has wifi if there is no devices in the truck? I would imagine its tied into the eloog system if u have that
     
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  3. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    That is a fair guess.
    E-Logs have to record locations and times, which would require some kind of connection.
     
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  4. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    I don't see it. If there is nothing in the truck then its not for you the drivah to worry about.
     
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    snowwy Road Train Member

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  6. Tall Mike

    Tall Mike Road Train Member

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    no, we’re kinda old school over here.
     
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    bigkev1115 Road Train Member

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    My truck has 2 different types of Wi Fi. One for peoplegarbage I meant PeopleNet, and Freightliner has a Wi Fi that links data to our shop
     
  8. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    my first truck, had no engine, no brakes, no roof, no rubber tires, and no heat or a/c

    it had 2, oxen pulling it and each oxen was capable of about the equivalent of 1 horse power...

    man those were the days.

    now fast forward to my last job that i retired from this past spring..

    it had rubber air inflated tires, a roof, a steering wheel, and rubber bands twisted under the hood for all of about 40 miles per winding up of those rubber bands.

    strangely though, it DID HAVE wifi...

    but i had to stop at any telephone pole, climb up it, and touch the wifi device to the live wires, and hang on for dear life i did not get zapped.
     
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  9. Newtotrucking2020

    Newtotrucking2020 Bobtail Member

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    Lol.
    Personal cell phone and tablets show company WIFI signal. A few trucks are rented from Penske and our owned trucks goes to a local mechanic, who has no remote access. We do not have to elog.
     
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  10. Cattleman84

    Cattleman84 Road Train Member

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    Hell. Everything has a WiFi signal now days... The refrigerator I bought my wife 2 years ago has a WiFi signal... WTH does a fridge need a WiFi signal for???

    Most new trucks have some sort of GPS tracking and/or remote diagnostic systems built into them. Id bet that is what your truck WiFi signal is for.
     
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