Re: driving causes wrist problems

Doug Jones (
Wed, 10 Nov 1999 21:01:44 -0800 wrote:
> By the way...Today my new truck goes "into production"
> W900B Kenworth....550hp cat.....18sp Fuller Transmixer.....3.55 rears...23.5
> tall rubber...270 in wheel base......72 inch Aero cab....and lots of
> on board air scales (weigh gross as well as axel
> weight)...dynamic wheel balancers ...fair to middling stero system...cell
> phone...and possibly a Garman GPS Color Street Pilot....(I dunno...the screen
> shure is tiny)....

My sister drives a Mack, I bought her a Delorme GPS receiver that plugs into her laptop computer, nice big screen. With Street Atlas 7.0, it should be less than $200, and has umptyjillion "points of interest"- basically you have a stripped-down yellow pages built in, with truckstop references under the "transportation" logo.

The POI's can be searched for within a radius up to five miles (as well as by name), and can be filtered by various types. Useful gadget, probably cheaper than a handheld standalone GPS (provided you have alaptop to plug it into, but you should be able to find a used pentium model cheap these days).

Doug Jones
Rocket Plumber, XCOR Aerospace