Originally Posted by gonelong
Having a GPS unit is a lot like getting High speed internet access. You may not *NEED* it, but once you have it you wouldn't give it back.
In your line of work I'd consider it an essential tool for efficiency.
I'll be getting a laptop in a couple weeks. I can find my way from one city to another with the Rand McNally nationwide atlas about as fast as someone can type in the city names. Then what I need are directions to the pickup or drop within that city. I can find that on the computer as easily as I can on a GPS, and I just don't see spending money on the computer and then buying one of those as well. Besides, if the computer shows me the map, that's all I need. The only other thing the GPS would do is show me where I am and give me turn by turn. Well, I already know where I am and if I can't look at the map ahead of time and figure out where to turn, I probably shouldn't be in this line of work. Now GET THE HECK OFF MY LAWN!