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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

TRUCK GPS - Professional Driver's Best Friend
The following is a guest post written by and thanks to Andy Stec.

For those of you who are constantly on the road, it is important that you have a
navigation system you can rely on to get you safely from point A to point B. Truck GPS
operate much the same way your standard automobile GPS devices do however, truck
GPS units are designed to avoid roads that have restricted access for trucks, or low
overhead bridges. GPS for truckers also come with options to follow specially designed
routes, including roads with designated weigh stations and special routes for trucks
carrying hazardous materials. It is important to remember that since these devices have
to carry out more complex calculations that your standard car GPS, truck GPS devices
often take longer to calculate the best route for you. It is best to program your route ahead
of time so you are ready to go as soon as you hit the road. With so many options
available, it is best to do some research before you purchase your truck GPS system.

Features to look for in a Truck GPS
There are several important features to look for in any truck GPS you are considering
purchasing to make sure you are getting the best device for your needs.
Screen Display
Consider the size of screen display that is right for you. Most truck GPS devices have a
screen that ranges from 4.3 inches to 7 inches across. If you wear glasses, contacts, or
have trouble seeing at night you may want to consider purchasing a device with a larger
screen size.
It is also important to pay attention to screen resolution and clarity. Make sure the device
you choose is easy to read, and has a bright enough display to see under any condition.
Customizable Features
If you are often driving different types of loads, or travel many different routes where you
are unsure of road conditions, then it is best to look for a GPS that allows you to
customize your route based upon truck height, width and weight. Look for a GPS device
that will show restricted roadways based specifically upon the type of vehicle you are

Power Supplies
For long-haul drivers battery life is an important feature. If you will not have access to a
power source while you are on the road be sure to find a device with a long-lasting
battery. Also consider the type of in-cab chargers that will work best for you. Most
devices come standard with a DC charger, but if you will also require an AC charger be
sure this available for the model you are looking at.

Additional Features
If you are looking for an advanced system that has several more functions beyond
navigation, be sure to compare the additional features a GPS offers. Many devices now
include Bluetooth technology that allows driver to talk on the phone without using their
You can also find devices that play movies and music, provide user reviews for nearby
attractions and accommodations and also offer voice-assist driving directions.

There are many different brands and GPS options to weigh when considering purchasing
a truck GPS. To be sure you are getting the right device for you it is best to read many
truck GPS reviews to be sure the promises the manufacturer makes about a device are
actually true.
To best prepared when you purchase a GPS system be sure you have read through our <a
href="">truck GPS reviews</a>, and also speak with
other drivers in the industry who have previous experience with truck GPS.

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