What's everyone using for GPS these days

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  1. Old mark

    Old mark Light Load Member

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    Might look at the Hammer app. It's free.
     
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  3. Trucker Paul

    Trucker Paul Medium Load Member

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  4. Trucker Paul

    Trucker Paul Medium Load Member

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    I use Smart Truck Route 2 have had no issues with it.
     
  5. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Heavy Load Member

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    Road atlas and a stack of sticky notes. Check my route and jot it down on a sticky that then goes on my windshield. I also like to download and save sat views of the local area around both my pickup and delivery locations.

    I do keep a garmin but its crap, unreliable, and i use it mostly to let me know what roads are coming up. Pretty rare i actully use it as gps.
     
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  6. Atlanta trucker

    Atlanta trucker Road Train Member

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    Apple iPhone maps
    Works great lasts forever
    No additional costs
     
  7. tarmadilo

    tarmadilo Heavy Load Member

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    I use Google Maps, and double check for truck restrictions with Hammer and my Rand McNally atlas.
     
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  8. lovesthedrive

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    Map book or pretrip the route then either memorize it or write it down.
    GPS was a waste of money
     
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  9. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    yes for the most part, they are a waste...

    which makes me wanna say, i bought a really slick Garmin Smart Drive 65.

    i go to different shooting ranges, and this takes me turn by turn, down some county and private dirt roads.

    you know, the roads truckers should never take.???...lol

    didn't cost me a lot, i used my credit card points, and got free shipping.
     
  10. Lunatic Fringe

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    Unfortunately, a navigation app on a cellphone is a dead-end road. Smokey doesn't care what you were doing with your phone - if he sees it in your hand he's going to write you ticket and in some jurisdictions (Oregon and others) there are criminal penalties for using a cell phone while driving. That means he's going to put you in cuffs and drag you off to the pokey. I'd much rather pay for a GPS than risk jail. If nothing else, it's easier to read the names of the side streets on a GPS than it is to try to make them out at night or in the rain.
     
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  11. Bumper

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    Exactly why I use my 10.5 inch iPad. Much easier to read.
     
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