25.9 C
New York

GPS devices for your truck


No matter if you’re over the road, local, night time or day time, GPS devices can come in handy. Especially when you’re looking for alternate routes, toll free roads, or a way to bypass all that construction you hit on your dedicated run.

It’s time to put that smart phone app away and invest in a hands free, easy to control, GPS device.

Below are some of the GPS devices I have found will best help you out:

Garmin d─ôzl 770LMTHD 7-Inch GPS Navigator – $399.99

  • Best of the best
  • Provides weather and traffic information
  • Durable
  • Provides multiple route options
  • Provides places to sleep, eat, and fuel
  • Tracks your hours, fuel usage, and maintenance schedule
  • Cannot search by zipcode
  • Is not bluetooth headset compatible (But does have bluetooth)

Rand McNally TND730 IntelliRoute GPS Truck Navigator – $287.21

  • Best for the money
  • Provides places to eat, fuel stations, truck stops, and hotel locations
  • Can plug in truck dimensions for added safety (Informs of low bridges, construction, and road closures)
  • Commercial routing option
  • Toll cost notification
  • Back up camera compatible


Garmin Nuvi 57LM GPS Navigator System – $197.91

  • Simple and affordable
  • Back up camera compatible
  • Easy to use for those who have never had a navigation system
  • School zone warning
  • Cans search for locations
  • Lane assist functionability
  • Does not have amenity search option


Rand McNally TND740 LM IntelliRoute 7″ GPS Truck Navigator Lifetime Map Updates – $399.99

  • Toll cost calculation
  • Can connect sound to truck speakers for spoken directions
  • Lane assist
  • WiFi compatible
  • Traffic reporting
  • Can search for truck stops, places to eat, and fuel stations
  • Back up camera compatible
  • Needs an upgrade package for full truck assistance (Fuel mileage, maintenance schedule, hour tracking)

Garmin DezlCam LMTHD 6-Inch Truck Navigator – $468.14

  • Built in dash cam (Which can be highly useful for many different instances on the road)
  • Lane assist
  • Forward collision warnings
  • Can take still pictures
  • Custom truck routing for size and weight of your truck
  • Route warnings for bridge heights, weight limits, sharp curves and more
  • Truck locations and services


Get the hottest daily trucking news

This Week in Trucking