The Rand McNally TND 520 provides truck drivers with accurate directions, and an efficient way to get around traffic and other issues that can prevent on-time deliveries. For a nominal cost, the device can help you improve your gas efficiency, forecast weather conditions, and get you rolling on the way to your next destination. Economy is the name of the game, and with an efficient method of determining gas stations en-route that provide the best rates, fuel type, and brand, you simply can’t go wrong.
The most important features on this device are the ones that are going to get you from point A to point B with as little hassle, the quickest route, and at the lowest cost possible. This device is powered by Rand McNally’s year’s of expertise in creating detailed and effective road maps. Back before GPS, Rand McNally was the leader in U.S.-based map-makers, and as the quest for better technology took hold, they stood on top of their game.
Current weather conditions are displayed prominently to help make you aware of upcoming road conditions, and protect you from potential surprises later on down the road. You can view current conditions, choose from 10 styles of map overlays including two- and three-dimensional styles, and get the current precipitation and wind speed. All of these factors combined can help an experienced driver prepare for changing road conditions, and make the necessary decisions to make it safely between destinations.
When you’re in an unfamiliar town, it’s important to be able to find your way around quickly. Getting lost is the worst possible thing that can happen to a driver trying to make a deadline. The local search option finds up-to-date information on the local businesses. The search includes information on restaurants, hotels, and other important services that might be needed. What’s really nice about this option is that there is also a way to select an alternate route, and quickly switch between the two as the need arises.
|Garmin dezl 560LMT||Rand McNally TND 520||WorldNav 5300|
|Screen Size||5 inch||5 inch||5 inch|
|Screen Resolution||480 x 272 pixels||640 x 480 pixels||800 x 480 pixels|
|Live Traffic Updates||Yes||Requires Subscription||No|
|Free Lifetime Map Updates||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Fuel Prices and Log
Fuel prices for gas stations are clearly labeled on the map, and you can search by fuel type, brand or price. Additionally, you can track your fuel purchases to keep tabs on your current costs, and make sure you’re keeping within budget. This is a great option for drivers whom want a simple and accurate way to log records, without having to pull out the mileage log for every stop. This can save you time, and then you can complete logs later on in your journey when you’re up for a more prolonged stop.
Team Driving Options
When you’re running a complete driving business, it’s important to keep track of team members. The system lets you keep timers, mileage, and important information to easily track two team members. This is perhaps one of the nicest features about the device, and it can greatly reduce the costs associated with maintaining this information manually. Use this technology to speed up your tallying and track your team.
The unit weighs less than two pounds, and is about the size of a postcard. This makes it easy to place anywhere in the vehicle, and provides the most options for placement. The device does require batteries, which makes it easy to take out of the car and check details while at a rest stop. The display size is five inches, and the battery life will last you one hour. Overall, the device is a solid tool for all truckers, and it comes with Rand McNally’s continual devotion to talking with truckers who are driving full-time, and meeting the demands of even the most rigorous trucking operations.