Month: February 2014

Commercial Truck GPS

Magellan Roadmate Commercial9270T-LM RoadMate Commercial Truck GPS 927 Magellan Roadmate Commercial9270T-LM RoadMate Commercial Truck GPS 927

Magellan Roadmate Commercial9270T-LM RoadMate Commercial Truck GPS 927

“Magellan RoadMate Commercial 9270T-LM Brand New Includes One Year Warranty, Product # RC9270SGLUC The Magellan RoadMate Commercial 9270T-LM bluetooth portable GPS navigator with lifetime traffic features a 7″” wide color touch screen to provide an instant access to navigation features and an exclusive QuickSpell&reg technology. This excellent device features the exclusive and highly acclaimed OneTouch&trade favorites menu. It also provides free lifetime traffic alerts that give real-time traffic information with no subscription fees. RoadMate Commercial 9270T-LM Features: GPS Vehicle Navigation System, 7″” Extra-Large Color Touchscreen, Bluetooth Enabled, Free Lifetime Traffic Alerts – Provides Real-Rime Traffic Information – Avoid Traffic Jams, Detours & Construction Zones, Free Lifetime Map Updates, Hands-Free Calls w/ Your Compatible Cell Phone, OneTouch&trade Menu, Spoken Street Name Guidance, Preloaded Maps w/ Campground Information – United States, Canada, & Puerto Rico, Customizable RV / TRuck Routes, Good Sam Club Trailer Life Directory -Provides One-Stop RV Resource f/ Every Aspect of RVing Experience, Multi-Destination Routing w/ Route Optimization, Highway Lane Assist – Shows Realistic Highway Signs, 6 Million Points of Interest, Highway Exit POIs Search – Finds Restaurants, Hotels, etc. QuickSpell&reg Feature – Narrows Address & City Searches – Makes Destination Entry Easy, Smart Detour, A/V Input, Bird’s-eye View, Address Book, Auto Night View, Automatic Re-route, Rechargable Battery, Micro SD Card Compatible, Key Definitions: Automatic re-route: Never miss a turn and quickly get back on track whenever you take a detour. Auto Night View: Color and contrast adjusts automatically for easy viewing at night. Branded POIs: Display your favorite coffee shops, restaurants, and more by their respective logos. Customizable Route Method: Lets you select the shortest distance, fastest time, most use of freeways, or least use of freeways to customize your route.”

Magellan Roadmate Commercial9270T-LM RoadMate Commercial Truck GPS 927


“Pallet Loading” – A Definition


Ever wondered what the dispatcher was thinking when they are 1500 miles away from the actual load? I’ve thought about it a lot in the past, “what the h*** were they thinking?!” So here is a quick refresher course or definition of that the dispatcher was thinking:

Dispatcher: “Just put the pallets in straight!” Meaning: Usually a lighter than normal load, maybe 30,000 to 35,000 lb load.

Dispatcher: “May have to turn the pallets sideways, straight in!” Meaning: Usually a light load of low paying lettuce, etc. Put as many of those suckers in the trailer and load boxes to the roof! Need to make a profit somehow!

Dispatcher: “Gonna have to Pinwheel the pallets!” Meaning: Got a full load of bananas or toilet paper in a narrow container, close to maximum weight. Still need to make a little money on this load!

Dispatcher: “Gonna have to load double – single, double – single! Meaning: This load is close or over legal weight and we want you to spend 8 hours, loading, weighing and reloading to get the load legal! And by the way, company is going to give you an extra $10 for your troubles!


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Really Resession Proof? (Not Really)

Is a job as a truck driver really recession proof? Not really if you are working for a company that continually hires new recruits and manages to keep the cost of maintaining that driver at the absolute lowest cost. After 10 years of driving and only a .10 cent per mile increase over those 10 years, I’ve often wondered why I stayed in the industry as long as I did. I was never a union driver, although I worked for some major players in the trucking industry.

Over the past 5 years, I’ve taken on some odd jobs to pay the bills and navigate my way through the worst economic times since the great depression. I still look back at my experiences and places I’ve been, the people I’ve met and the history I’ve witnessed over those 10 years. I wouldn’t give those years up for anything, it really broadened my eyes to what our country is all about.

In the next few months, I will continue to write more articles in my blog about my new experiences in the trucking industry. I will be negotiating freight rates, hiring trucking companies, working with O/O’s, and doing a little dispatching along the way. My intent is to work as a “driver friendly” freight broker agent / dispatcher, working to pass along fair rates to the drivers who deserve it the most. My goal is to work with a broker who feels strongly the same in bringing fair rates to the independent driver and smaller trucking companies. I’d like to gather a group of dedicated O/O’s and help them boost their bottom lines by finding great freight for those small business owners. With my vast knowledge of the trucking industry, I feel I can be a great asset to those independent drivers.

Please drop me a note or comment on this post if you are interested in my services. We should be up and running the second week of March, 2014. I look to be hearing from you! Thanks!