Anyone who has driven a commercial truck or vehicle knows that it’s important to have the best navigational tools. Such technology helps drivers find the quickest and safest routes and also offers features to track miles, time, and to offer hands-free communication. The Magellan RoadMate 5370T-LMB is an industry leader that helps professionals manage long drives and crowded highways. This sleekly designed commercial GPS increases productivity.
The Cobra 8500 HD truck GPS is a touch screen unit designed with professional drivers in mind. Physically the unit looks and feels nice. It comes in at just under 1 inch thick, 7.2 inches wide, and 4.6 inches tall. The 7 inch high-definition display occupies most of the territory with only a small black bezel around the edge. Weighing in at 10.4 ounces it is lighter than comparable models, which is nice when using the included windshield mount.
The WorldNav 7650 truck GPS unit from TeleType has a powerful screen and useful tools for truckers. The screen is a touchscreen with high resolution image display capabilities and provides support for an optional backup camera. The WorldNav 7650 is customizable for a variety of truck sizes and specifications. The price point and the set of features places the WorldNav 7650 at the higher end of the market.
Rand McNally TND 530 comes equipped with software updates and user interfaces that will make your truck driving more efficient and it’s faster than its predecessors at processing all of the information. After you program your route, the TND 530 will calculate all of the toll costs on your routes along with project gas prices, road construction, and travel time. It will also give you the option comparing the toll costs of other routes.
With nearly 161, 000 miles of highways alone in the US and approximately 3.5 million truck drivers, over-the-road trucking can be surprisingly complicated. With so many workers, it’s also pretty competitive. Any tool that can help a driver get a leg up on the competition is greatly appreciated and Garmin, a leader in producing navigation devices, has stepped up to make the job easier.
When you’re on a dark road and thousands of miles from home, it’s important that your truck is equipped with high quality GPS navigation. The Cobra 6500 can fill this need and keep you on-track for deliveries, shipments and other big rig necessities. First things first: How do you operate it? The Cobra 6500 comes with an easy-to-use touchscreen that’s simultaneously high-tech and user-friendly.
The Magellan RoadMate 9270T-LM is a GPS system designed especially for commercial trucks. Inside the box is the GPS unit along with an elevated base frame equipped with suction cups that provides fast and secure attachment to nearly any type of truck dashboard regardless of size or shape. The enclosed AC adapter works in any type of standard plug-in outlet found in the North American continent.