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  1. Janet and Kevin

    Janet and Kevin New Recruit Driver

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    What is the best app to purchase or download for trucking maps? Just starting out and need something good. Thanks
     
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    I don’t know about apps but Garmn Trucking GPS or Rand McNally GPS would work.
     
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      Trucker path is very good


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      Agreed. You don't want to be relying on your phone for navigation. You might hit areas where you don't have cell service ... then what? Battery issues ... data issues ... Just go drop a couple of hundred on a Garmin. You'll be better off.
       
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      I learned a long time ago that it's better to use the right tool for the job, usually a tool that's designed for the job you need. Use a phone for a phone, a laptop for a computer, and a GPS unit for navigation.

      That's not to say that a phone and a laptop can't provide valuable information to a dedicated GPS unit, because they can, especially when the dedicated unit can't find an address and Google Maps can find it by business name. I use as may tools as I can.

      If I were in a truck and wanted truck trouting, I'd probably go with a Garmin Dezl.
       
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      Any GPS made for trucking would be a big help, how ever none them are completely accurate on truck routes. Not very long ago , I left a shipper heading back to the Interstate , The GPS wanted me to take a right turn i looked to my right, and sign said trucks not allowed.

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      You should keep a Motor Carriers Road Atlas with you. I refer to mine every day. In the front section, they list by state restricted routes for trucks. Granted, It is more useful for major hwys and state routes, but is a good guide to have around. I use a Garmin Nuvi 50 GPS and google maps on cell phone for turn by turn directions.
       
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      Copilot app on google or Apple. It’s 150. Have not tried truck version but use RV version with good results. Will need a phone with lots of memory as you download all the maps to the phone. Never have to worry about when you’re in no service areas
       
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      We bought a Garmin DEZL 770. We love it. Do some research but always carry an Atlas and never rely on your phone!

      Safe travels!
       
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