June 30

GPS For Truck Drivers

With all of the road construction, road closures, and alternate routes, having a reliable GPS while you’re on the road is crucial to your success. You can always use the GPS on your smartphone, but sometimes those aren’t reliable when it comes to transporting your load efficiently. A typical GPS for cars or a smartphone is okay, but more often than not, you could find yourself on unfamiliar roads or roads that don’t allow heavy haul trucks. Below are a few of the best GPS for truck drivers.

Garmin dezl 580 LMT-S


  • 5-inch touchscreen
  • Free lifetime updates
  • Customized truck routing
  • Built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi adapter
  • Compatible with ELD
  • External memory slot
  • Voice control

Rand McNally TND 740


  • 7-inch HD screen
  • Truck specific navigation
  • Advanced lane guidance
  • Accurate mapping system
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Customized warnings
  • Advanced trip planning
  • Satellite radio
  • 2 USB ports
  • Hours of service alerts
  • Free lifetime map updates

SIXGO 9-inch HD Touchscreen Truck GPS


  • Large HD touchscreen
  • Voice assistant
  • Truck specific routes
  • Free lifetime map updates
  • 3D map viewpoint
  • Night and day mode
  • Supports up to 32 GB memory card
  • Suction support
  • FM radio

TomTom Trucker 620 GPS Navigation


  • Smartphone integration
  • 6-inch touchscreen
  • Real-time traffic updates
  • Free map updates
  • Hands-free calling
  • Voice assistant
  • Bluetooth and WI-FI
  • Customized truck routing
  • Can be mounted on the windshield

Garmin dezl 770LMTHD


  • Large 7-inch screen
  • Compatible with backup camera 
  • Records hours of service
  • Free map updates
  • Screen splitting feature
  • Advanced lane assist
  • Compatible with ELD
  • Headphone jack/audio output slot
  • Memory card support
  • Voice-activated navigation

Keep in mind that there are hundreds, if not thousands, of GPS out there on the market. Before you purchase a GPS, make sure you do your research – check reviews, ask a fellow truck driver, and visit YouTube for more insight. Making sure you get from point A to point B in a timely, safe, and efficient manner will make you a successful truck driver or owner-operator.

SOURCE: Smart Trucking