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Dan Lawyer wrote:Anyone seriously planning a route and needing to know exactly where truck stops are, should verify locations with an online map service with aerial data. You can use the lat/lon from the program (rt mouse click on the POI and select Info, then copy the Mouse Click Position) and paste it into the websites search.
Dan Lawyer wrote:Anyone seriously planning a route and needing to know exactly where truck stops are, should verify locations with an online map service with aerial data.
I have as yet to see one of these that you really needed to know exactly where they are, as there are signs for them and their exit numbers well before you even get to them, and they are so big you can't possibly miss them.
Nedra wrote:Reg, I wish you well. Personally I think it helps to have both softwares, so I recommend you keep one of the SA versions installed along with it.
You need the truck version of CoPilot so you get the truck stop locations, and road restrictions. Without a GPS it's $200. and with a GPS it's $300. and if you wish Canadian Map Data, that's an additional $50.
For many years, the only product ALK offered was PCMiler, for $2000. for the basic program, and $2000. for each segment of street mapping. Another company brought out ProMiles (I think that's the name) for around $800. and since then, CoPilot has come out, but it's hard to get a professional driver to spend $200 for a mapping program because, while their biggest business expense (fuel) has more than doubled in cost, their pay has increased very little. Also, a lot of professional drivers are too cheap to spend the money on mapping programs.
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