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    Quote Originally Posted by Darmie
    Oh yea, that I understand..



    I truly believe that I could not work for a company that monitors your every movement. I'm not saying that I would or am doing bad things ie speeding or such, but as a truck driver, or in any job, sometimes you need to work towards the edge in order to accomplish your mission.

    It was something that got me thinking and thought I'd start some others thinking
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    Quote Originally Posted by OoNikFraleyoO
    I'm sure glad your not a truck driver.
    I'm not. I'm just thinking that there maybe times that you find yourself doing 58 in a 55 mile zone. That's what I'm considering at the edge. is it wrong at the time sure, but with a gps log, it would be wrong for EVER!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darmie
    and it was probably why he used his brakes often going down the hill and never broke the speed limit.

    He kept hitting the brakes to control his speed going down the hill. Driving a truck is not like driving a car.


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    I wonder how many people here carry cell phones, and how many of those who do realize that they are already being tracked...

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    Why do I get the feeling that you have a hat made of aluminum foil?

    Quote Originally Posted by gnomad
    I wonder how many people here carry cell phones, and how many of those who do realize that they are already being tracked...

    -g.
    I don't think they are yet because they were trying to pass a bill so 911 calling can be tracked to the cellphone.

    My uncle got fired for speeding downhill in his 18 wheeler. So they don't just check it when something like a wreck happens, well atleast his company doesn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnomad
    I wonder how many people here carry cell phones, and how many of those who do realize that they are already being tracked...

    -g.
    As far as I know your coordinates aren't actually being uploaded anywhere unless you make a phone call.
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    don't buy a new car with a "blackbox" either. That information can and has been used against people in court.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XxAndyxX
    Why do I get the feeling that you have a hat made of aluminum foil?


    I don't think they are yet because they were trying to pass a bill so 911 calling can be tracked to the cellphone.

    My uncle got fired for speeding downhill in his 18 wheeler. So they don't just check it when something like a wreck happens, well atleast his company doesn't.
    they are being tracked. if your cell phone is turned on the cellular company knows with in a few feet(triangulation) of were the cell phone is. most cellular companies have a waiver on file with the attorney general to provide this information to any law enforcement agency w/o a warrant.

    if your area has e911 service, they can find your cell phone unless it is turned off
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