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Truckers Gps Systems - Do I Need One?
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A GPS Unit is a handy tool for any traveler to have. There are truckers GPS systems available. With this in mind let’s take a look at what special features these units have and the usefulness and practicality of them. We will take a look at one of these units.

Some of the features found in most GPS units are large displays, with speakers loud enough to be heard over the background noise in a big truck with points of interest to include every thing under the sun, exit services, rest areas, truck stops, weigh stations, food, fuel and lodging are features available in most of the units on the market today.

Some of the truck specific applications are points of interest to include repair shops and towing services for big trucks and routing with trucks speed limits, weight, height, length, and hazmat or over wide status taken into account. Keeping track of the miles by state or province and drivers hours of service. Some have the capability to manage this data into reports and export it making the driver’s paper work easier.

These truckers GPS systems can be useful in helping the driver selecting a route that complies with the load’s dimensions and roads the load may go on. At the end of the day completing required paper work (log book, state miles etc.) is enhanced with needed information at ones finger tips can add to time better used to eat and sleep.

On the other hand a lot of drivers would rather rely on more conventional ways to plan the route and even entering the load information into a program can fall short of its mark. I remember once wondering what that big green road was on my GPS, thinking this does not look right as I funneled down into a residential street that finally came to a dead end. It was the Garden State Parkway cutting off my road. It does not take a lot to make a driver wary of the accuracy of some of the programs. We have all been prompted by a GPS to take a route segment that just was not going to happen.

Last year Garmin came out with the dezl 560. It has built in routes for the lower 48 states and Canada. It is loaded with all of the features the high tech trucker would want. Coming with a 5”color display, loud voice prompts, report management, load specific routing and has Blue Tooth Wireless Technology. Just pair your Blue Tooth compatible phone and you are all set for hands free touch screen single touch dialing phone calls. It has an input for external backup camera and will warn in advance of an hours of service violation and comes with life time live traffic alerts updates and the LMT model also has life time map updates of four a year as they become available. It also has lane assist junction view, accepts a data card and will hold 1000 way points and 15 routes with built in solid state memory. This unit is a practical truckers GPS System suitable for all users.

We have taken a look at some of the truckers GPS systems features and have discussed the practicality of these units. Prices of specialized GPS units are not much more than regular units. I still prefer using my Blue Tooth Wireless ear Bud with voice dialing for my on the fly phone calls. I have always preferred to make my routes in a mapping program and upload them from my laptop to my GPS. I prefer to choose the route myself. On the fly I often do not have time to boot up the computer and all that and in those instances the intelligent routing of a GPS unit will do for me. Selecting the GPS that is right for you can be difficult. There are many manufacturers with truckers GPS systems and we will be looking at some other manufactures units in an upcoming article. I hope this article helped.


Street Talk

My great-uncle got me into trucking quite a few years ago. He used the dinosaur method of route planning, and that got us into trouble more times than I care to remember. Oh, he could drive like the best, he could -- but I'll never forget one particular shortcut that he took. We ended up somewhere in the boondocks surrounded by the meanest herd of rodeo bulls you could ever meet. There was no getting out of the cab to help guide him in that turnaround! Now that I'm trucking on my own, I don't put one wheel on the road without a truckers GPS. This article and its links were very helpful in deciding which system to purchase now that I need to seriously update my old one. Thanks, Al. Dakota Phil

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Angie2  

Great article. Very interesting too. Angie

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