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One of the main reasons truck drivers quit driving is because of bad directions. Dispatch or navigational devices steer them in the wrong direction and when it comes to a GPS, they don't offer much help when something goes wrong. And I have heard that some dispatch teams don't help much either because they go to map quest and tell the drivers good luck! Map quest is for cars, not trucks! No wonder drivers are quitting and I don't blame them.<br> <br> I was in the same boat. I used to drive and I know all to well the frustrations of being out there on the road with no help at all. The company I worked for would not allow me to use my own directions, but it seems that over time, some companies are allowing drivers to use their own directions and navigational devices, or GPS.<br> <br> The price of a GPS for truck drivers is outrageous. Who can afford that? I know of a driver who has two of them in his truck... why does he need two? He uses both of them at once. One zoomed in and one zoomed out and it still tells him to make the wrong turn. That can get a truck driver in serious trouble. There are restricted routes, low clearances and not to mention height and weight requirements.<br> <br> Who is responsible when a truck window decals - driver is on a restricted route due to the "directions" given to them by dispatch or a GPS and gets pulled over and ticketed? The driver is responsible and has to pay the ticket. That is a lot of money out of the drivers pocket and it could have been avoided. Drivers need better directions and someone who cares if they are on the right road or not.<br> <br> There is software out there for truck drivers, but you have to spend time learning it. No thank you! Truck drivers are constantly on the go and don't want to spend their time at home with the family trying to figure out a bunch of software. Who else is going to learn the software? The drivers spouse? Sure, there's nothing wrong with that, as long as they are not working or taking care of the kids or other family members. So that basically leaves it up to the driver.<br> <br> So now we are back to the truck driver being alone on their quest for better directions. They need to be able to concentrate on getting to their destination on time and without the hassle of not knowing where they are going or being told good luck by their dispatch team! If you ask me, truck drivers need to be catered to and thanked for everything they do for us.
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