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 Old'e and now a Newbe

Joined: 3/1/2012
Location: Harlingen, TX
Posts: 1

Old'e and now a Newbe
Posted: Thu Mar 1, 2012 8:01:47 AM

   I've been retired ( early ) since 99, but am now raising grand kids . I have a friend that is a CEO of a company close to me and has told me if i get my  cdl ( again ) he will give me a local job ... I live in TX ...... My son is a driver ( cdl - A - ) and told me the pre-trip is done on a P.C. now instead of walking around the truck with a DMV person , like we had to yrs ago ???????

  Can a cdl driver have a gps ( garmin ) in the truck ,  Thank you and GOD Bless .........................................

Joined: 6/23/2012
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posts: 17


RE:Old'e and now a Newbe
Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:11:38 AM


YES to g.p.s. but you'll want a TRUCK FRIENDLY VERSION like CO-PILOT and STAY AWAY from the 4 wheeler versions as you'll suffer much negativity quickly as MANY TRUCKING ACCIDENTS are the direct results of using 4 wheeler g.p.s. units.

"WHY did you run into this Bridge"?
"My g.p.s. said I could go this way"!

The MAIN PROBLEM nowadays is the  seeming incompetence of many Newbies of not being able to READ A MAP or look up the RESTRICTED ROADS section of the applicable State.

ANY 13'6" trailer WILL NOT FIT under a 12' 8" Overpass/Bridge, yet EVERYDAY, SOMEWHERE, someone attempts such!!!

This is the Unit I use and it has worked WELL for me.

You're welcome to use whatever version, make, model, brand you choose but stay away from anything to do with mapquest.

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