Road Atlas / Truck Stop Books

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  1. dosgatos

    dosgatos Medium Load Member

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    Trucker Path started by Ukranians and is now owned by chinese Renren. The purpose is to collect data. The more drivers use the app for routing, the better. Real time tracking of trucks going to receivers. Helps brokers know where the empty trucks will be. Keeps costs down. Win-win.
     
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    TurkeyCreekJackJohnson Light Load Member

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  4. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

    If you have bought anything at Walmart or Amazon you are already supporting communist China. Trucker Path was my most valuable tool OTR. I never paid for it. The free version or an endless set of free-trials worked very well.
     
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  5. Cat sdp

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    Get the spiral bound laminated large print atlas…….
     
  6. dosgatos

    dosgatos Medium Load Member

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    I use it too. Just saying the purpose of the app is not to provide drivers with information. It's a data collection tool. Tracking the movement of loads. Using the information to help set rates. 200 trucks will be empty tomorrow in Columbus? Set a rate. 250 empty trucks? Set a lower rate. All before the trucks arrive in town.
     
  7. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

    They use it for their purpose, I used it for my purpose. Some Libertarian CAN make a free, no data collected, replacement app for Trucker Path but they don’t. I was a company driver. It wasn’t my job to keep owner-ops in business. If owner-ops can only survive in a perfectly fair market, they need a better business plan.
     
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    Wait, anything bought at Walmart or Amazon supports the Commies? As painful as that sounds, what choice do we have? We are a global society now, that's right, your underpants are made in SE Asia, whether you like it or not. I suppose you could go commando, but my point is, I don't think buying cantaloupe at Walmart supports N.Koreas defense campaign. Our society today is inundated with goods from all over the world, and that won't ever change. I don't know about "Trucker Path", sounds like a good opportunity for surveillance, just give me a "Road Bible" any day.
     
  9. BigR

    BigR Road Train Member

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    Rand McNally spiral bound laminated. A little pricey but worth it and they last. Sometimes you can find one from the previous year on sale pretty cheap. If your just starting out you'd probably want the most current version though lol
     
  10. BigR

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    That's funny I do the same thing. Carrying a 2019 version now that I bought on sale when it was a year old. That was my upgrade from the 2009 model I'd been toting around.
     
  11. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

    Buying products made in China supports which country, if not China? The CCP is China. Nothing is allowed to exist apart from it.

    Your RM doesn't tell you ANYTHING about truck parking other than where a rest area is located. Even a personal notebook of past parking locations tells you nothing about truck parking today. Trucking is the only industry I've worked in where NOT KNOWING is a badge of honor for many.
     
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