November 10, 2014
As a road trainer for a large OTR carrier, I can see where some new drivers may have already formed a dependency on GPS devices long before they even thought about getting into the trucking industry.
When it comes to routing, trip planning, and getting directions to customers we are picking up and delivering cargo to, we need to know and understand the rudimentary basics as well as utilize common sense. Blindly following a GPS device can- and already has- landed many drivers in serious trouble out there.
While my employer does not want new drivers going out with trainers to use GPS devices, I have chosen to take it a step further- I do not own a GPS device and will not allow one to be brought into my truck- period. In order to know and understand the rudimentary basics, it is easier for my students to be willing to do that when the option of using a GPS device is not there.
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