What Kind Of GPS Are You Using?

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Michael C.'s Comment
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So I just got my Commercial vehicle road atlas and decided I would like to have a good trucking GPS to go on with it. There aren't very many choices.

So my question is what kind of GPS are you using and how well does it work for you.?

The Original Hairyman's Comment
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I'm using the Rand McNally 730 truck GPS and have very few complaints so far. Like all GPS units sometimes it gets momentarily confused but since I usually know where to go at that point it will catch up to me after about 20 seconds. It doesn't like me to make unprogrammed stops (like at a truck stop to take my 30 minute break) and will freak out a bit but once I get back to my original route it calms down.confused.gifembarrassed.gifsorry.gif

Heavy C's Comment
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I use good earth and an atlas. I only trust a GPS while I'm in my car. That's just my preference though, I'm sure some work just fine.

Michael C.'s Comment
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I'm using the Rand McNally 730 truck GPS and have very few complaints so far. Like all GPS units sometimes it gets momentarily confused but since I usually know where to go at that point it will catch up to me after about 20 seconds. It doesn't like me to make unprogrammed stops (like at a truck stop to take my 30 minute break) and will freak out a bit but once I get back to my original route it calms down.confused.gifembarrassed.gifsorry.gif

Rand McNally is the type of Atlas i got. That is why i been debating their GPS unit. does it connect to your phone's data and show weather and traffic?

Michael C.'s Comment
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I use good earth and an atlas. I only trust a GPS while I'm in my car. That's just my preference though, I'm sure some work just fine.

I plan to use both the Atlas and the GPS. I like the idea of having weather and traffic warnings.

I-68 & I-79's Comment
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The Rand McNally has Wifi so if you thether it to your phones hotspot you'll get traffic, not sure about weather. Another one some truckers use is the app SmartTruckRoute, find it in you google or Apple stores, it's free to download and use from 1-2 pm or am everyday, but if you want all the weather, traffic and truck spots, weigh station it has it all, with a subscription, so try it out first.

Andy F.'s Comment
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I also use the rand McNally atlas, but also use the Garmin Dezl 760. Lot of good features, Bluetooth capable. I like it purty good I reckon. MmmmHmmm (spoken like Slingblade).......

Carl S.'s Comment
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Rand McNally TND Tablet. I always double check my road atlas though.

Dennis R. (Greatest Drive's Comment
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I love the basic Garmin nuvi..,basic navagation. Screen is easily readable. I hate my partners rand mcnally,constantly speed warning,curve warning etc.Hard to read with all the BS crammed on the screen.

Mike H.'s Comment
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I run with a tnd 530 and google maps on my phone. Xcelerationrules is correct, there is a lot of information on the screen and it can get in the way, but there is a declutter option that clears it up. I like that the tnd gives map reference points on your selected destination.

Also, yes it has weather maps when on wifi

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