Additional features that may be desirable included a built-in dash cam for capturing drive time and accident footage as needed, and points of interest technology for route planning. Drivers have reported highly accurate mapping and routing, with the most desirable feature of this device being the vehicle customization option. Road alerts can provide drivers with information concerning toll road sites and costs. Just send us an email to get the latest maps. Owners receive notification when trucks are entered, removed from locations or get live updates of moving vehicles.
While this unit is indeed a step down from our top pick. The underlying database is outdated Feb, 2008. It also comes with a manual for download that can be an excellent resource for anyone who uses it. Devices can be permanently installed on or in the dashboard within view of the driver. In this way, trucks are less likely to encounter bridges that are too low or drive on roads having hazardous load, height, width or weight-restrictions. The device is compatible with Siri or Google Now. Just like the 570, the 770 has a truck and trailer services directory built right into it so drivers can search for destinations and points of interest more easily.
Devices that allow drivers to input and customize their features based on the size and weight of the vehicle will provide the most accurate information, and those with e-logging capabilities allow users to stay in compliance. In addition to the routing features, you can also receive route warnings such as being alerted to weight limits, bridge heights, sharp turns and more. Other models easily detach from installed stands for use in different vehicles or simply removed for safe keeping. No matter the location, you need to find a sturdy mount. What I have noticed in the last 3 years starting with the tablet versions that they have a problem with charging.
In addition to this, there are many positive reviews on the performance of the unit and how easy it is to use. Matter of fact I still have one of the first units. I did indeed take me down not one but two streets with 12ft bridge low clearance , coming out of south Philadelphia it guided me on to restricted roads in search of I76 and while on I76 it informed me I was on a restricted road , not only that it insisted I turn left while on I 95 south while crossing the Susquehana river. However, there are numerous differences between the devices used for automotive owners and the systems manufactured specifically for commercial vehicles. Yet while you are away from your truck, thieves might like to snoop out your truck to see what they can take. Drivers have also reported inaccurate mapping and road conditions.
Detailed Mapping Fleetmatics, Google mapping and Rand McNally are some of that provide truckers with optimal routes when entering starting and destination information. A user can adjust the view as needed. The onboard Trip Planner lets users create multiple-stop routes and plan and save future trips. For someone who drives for a living, this can help with keeping on schedule so their overall experience on the job is more enjoyable. While looking for these features will certainly help you narrow down your choices, you might still need a little bit of help determining which are the best of the best. In addition to the hundreds of manufacturers that create these, there are a variety of different models that each have their own unique features. In addition to providing drivers with more efficient routes, fleet managers can also determine the location of trucks nearest a specific job or delivery site.
Small Screen With Zoom Functionality While the screen may be small, it comes equipped with pinch to zoom functionality. You also get the extremely helpful lane assist with junction view feature. However, small differences in features may be a deciding factor for you. If you feel otherwise, feel free to comment at the bottom. In particular it comes with a truck and trailer services directory that filters truck stops by amenities and brand names or driver preferences.
They start to flicker when charging and will shut off while navigating. Those features are the screen size and the durability of the unit. With the up ahead feature, you can be alerted to things like upcoming restaurants or gas stations, all without leaving the map. Truckers can navigate to points of interest and avoid long traffic delays. Be sure to read the reviews posted by current users. Regular and accurate updates are vital, so drivers can receive real-time information and avoid long delays due to weather, traffic, or other obstructions.
Just send us email to get a quick response. We had to refund 1 of our customers because we felt it was the right thing to do. Systems also commonly feature weather-related data that provides current and future weather reports along with road conditions of specific locations. So it is no surprise that what we have yet another product by Garmin featured. They are typically inexpensive, reliable and easy enough for an entry-level user to navigate. This one is great for anyone who needs to save a few bucks.