Sunday, March 18, 2012

GPS for trucks

GPS for trucks

GPS for trucks

When selecting a GPS navigation system for a big-rig truck (or RV for that matter), there are three key things to consider:

  • Screen size
  • Ability to route based upon restrictions such as height, width, length, weight and hazardous materials
  • Inclusion of truck service points of interest

To be honest, GPS navigation systems are new, and no model is perfect. There will be routing errors, so it’s important to cross check routes against truck-specific maps, discuss “last mile” options with the delivery site, etc. But these units can be helpful and assist you in avoiding hazards, finding truck services, etc.

A couple of other notes before we get into the specifics of each brand and model… Some models are simply more intuitive than others. Garmin is famous for this. Follow the Amazon links below to read hands on reviews of many models.

Listed below are current models that we are aware of.

Garmin dezl 760LMT

Garmin dezl 560LMT


Garmin nuvi 465T


PC Miler NAV540

PC Miler NAV740

Rand McNally Intelliroute TND 500

Cobra GPSM 7700


Goodyear GY500X

Magellan + CoPilot

While the above units come with pre-loaded truck specific software, Magellan has taken a different route, choosing to offer the add-on CoPilot software (from the company behind PC Miler) for the units listed below:

Magellan RoadMate 1470


Magellan RoadMate 1700


Magellan CoPilot software at Amazon


  1. hi there can you help me to input the locations of petro pass & esso keystop fuel into my garmin 760.
    i do not have any info for the locations so i need that part first & then i need to add them as p o i “s
    any & all help would be great

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