How many have Laptops in their Trucks?

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  1. jjsiegal

    jjsiegal Light Load Member

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    Hi Friends,


    • How many of you guys/gals KEEP a laptop in the Truck?
    • If so, how do you keep it safe from damage?
    • I also noticed that a lot of people are on this forum (i see about 1-400 PPL at a time). Are guys on the road?

    I was wondering because, staying online for me would be a big factor in keeping my sanity and staying in touch with what's going on in the my world.

    thanks!
     
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  3. passingthru69

    passingthru69 Road Train Member

    Gotta have my laptop with me, How else can I keep up with my porn reading?? lol
    No really I use it for printing permits, looking for lds. and reading this site and stiring the pot...
     
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  4. flood

    flood Road Train Member

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    i have 3 laptops and 2 tablets in the truck
    damage...? unless something heavy falls on it or you sit/step on it about the only way something will happen
    with air cards and wifi most of us can get online anythine we want
     
  5. Mev

    Mev Road Train Member

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    I have a Lap Top and a ipad mini
     
  6. TruckDuo

    TruckDuo Road Train Member

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    We have 2 laptops, tablet & a tv. Never had a problem
     
  7. dfaf

    dfaf Light Load Member

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    I have a laptop in my truck. Cant say ive worried much about my laptop being damaged. Its secured tightly in place and short of wrecking the rig, its not going anywhere. Verizon wireless seems to have the vest overall data coverage, i have an 8gb data plan and rarely find that im without access to the internet. Iuse my smart phone far more often than my laptop.
     
  8. Newtrucker48

    Newtrucker48 Medium Load Member

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    I currently have two laptops in my truck. One for me and one for my student that I use pilot/flying js wifi for the month on. I have a tv and an xbox 360 and xbox one with games. ALOT of books and DVDs that I need to stop wasting time and read so I can drop off at home. Also have a phone with hotspot for times that I cant make it to a truck stop for the night. Entertainment is very important out here to stay sane. I use to have a printer/copier/scanner and a shredder for important mail from home but I threw both out recently.

    If you have your items in a safe place while driving no damage should come to them.
     
  9. Stile

    Stile Heavy Load Member

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    Couldn't live without my laptop, tablet, PS Vita, and 3DS (well... maybe I could live without the 3DS.)

    Damage isn't an issue. Laptops (decent ones, anyway) are built to be mobile and can take more vibrations and jarring than desktop units.
     
  10. Clyde07

    Clyde07 Heavy Load Member

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    Laptop? Yes. 17" screen. I set it on the steering wheel. Anything larger makes it hard to see the traffic in front of me.
     
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  11. Stile

    Stile Heavy Load Member

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    Easier to steer if you velcro it to the dash right in front of you.
     
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