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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.

    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

    Better Directions for Truck Drivers

  • seems that over time, some companies are allowing drivers to use their own directions and navigational

    devices, or GPS.

    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.

    Who is responsible when a truck 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.

    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.

    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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