Funny you posted this...while not quite that bad of a road, we had a semi come down a small gravel road north of Manistee last week...GPS said this was it, but...he was looking for a way out of the shitshow.
GPS thinks that the driveway for my current employer is the hayfield out back. Luckily I'm familiar with the area so when I got to the hayfield for my interview I could at least see the building and new how to get around to the actual driveway. Since starting there though I have seen at least 2 people drive through the hayfield to get to our building, owner doesnt like that much haha.
Travelling out west in 2006 and figured a GPS would be a great idea to help with directions and all. We did bring maps as well. Before we left I did high lite our route to have an idea where we were going. I would select a town a certain distance away and hit GO. Driving all day long and checking out the sights stopping for gas and food and to stretch the legs from time to time. At one point the Garmen says to get off the main road. So I get off assuming we are taking a short cut, forgetting I put in a location earlier that day. We end up down a dirt road almost two track road and in the driveway of some farm.
Always use a paper map to confirm where you want to go. To completely trust the GPS can get you into places like Mr. Swift
in a semi u cant use a garmin gps!
u use a rand mcnally gps!
i have driven through 42 states, and i could get lost in my driveway.
garmin is awesome off road, tolerable in your car, cause u can turn around!
i have the trucker version of both, and would often use them both together.
i quickly learned that garmin is a bad option in a semi.
i have maps, and i know how to read them.
they will only get u city to city usually.
the smaller roads u use to get to your stop, are often not on them.
a quality gps is a big help.
what i always did, was stop a couple miles outside of town,
and call my receiver, and ask the shipping and receiving dept, how to get there.
they normally will have a safe route into their dock.