Whether it’s a load or a geocache, new GPS technologies lead you to the prize
Like the ever-more-accurate and truck-specific GPS-enhanced navigation many truckers today enjoy, geocaching – which Arkansas-based FWCC driver Mark Pritchard appropriately calls a high-tech “worldwide easter-egg hunt” with GPS units as primary tool – was a by-product of the May 1, 2000, opening up of positioning satellite signals to the U.S. public. Subsequently, the first cache was placed by Oregon resident Dave Ulmer, its latitude and longitude recorded on a satellite technology usenet group, and by May 6 that year it’d been found and logged as such.
Since then, caches have been placed all around the world, the Geocaching.com site serving as the primary center for the activity, where cachers can plan their hunts and then log their successful finds. For more than a couple truckers at Geo