GPS Question

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Troy V.'s Comment
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New to the industry and would definitely want to get a GPS unit. Now question is which one. I have narrowed it down to 2 of them. I know none of these are 100% accurate just looking for a nice one.

Rand McNally - intelliroute TND 720 7" GPS with Lifetime Map Updates

Or

Garmin - dezl 760LMT 7" GPS with Built-In Bluetooth

Any opinions on these two would be greatly appreciated. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.

Old School's Comment
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My personal opinion is that the Rand McNally is top shelf when it comes to guiding you in a Big Rig.

Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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Whatever GPS you decide on, be sure it is a TRUCKER GPS.

Dave

Troy V.'s Comment
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Yeah those two are both truck ones.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Larry E.'s Comment
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What Old School said. You still need an atlas and have to read all of the signs. Just another tool in your tool box.

Troy V.'s Comment
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Good deal. I have my atlas already and would just like to have this as a second tool.

Troy V.'s Comment
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I have heard that the Rand one has more problems. Have you had any problems with it?

Larry E.'s Comment
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I haven't had any problems with my Rand. Sometimes "*****in' Betty" will give me alerts like "dirt road enroute" or curve ahead when there isn't any. But these are very minor considering the wealth of information it provides. I am pretty sure you could find people who will tell you there are issues with their Garmin or Cobra. I really like the enroute feature on my Rand. Once you have a route in you can look for items of interest along your route; Wally Worlds for those weekly shopping trips, rest areas for the 150 mile LCTC we flat bedders have to do or just the nearest truck stop for the emergency nature call or where you want to stop for the night. It also alerts you to weigh stations and speed changes.

But as I have said before, it is just another tool for the tool box. You have to use common sense and read signs to avoid having issues. Did a lot of research before purchasing and it works for my needs. Just my $.02.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Troy V.'s Comment
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I haven't had any problems with my Rand. Sometimes "*****in' Betty" will give me alerts like "dirt road enroute" or curve ahead when there isn't any. But these are very minor considering the wealth of information it provides. I am pretty sure you could find people who will tell you there are issues with their Garmin or Cobra. I really like the enroute feature on my Rand. Once you have a route in you can look for items of interest along your route; Wally Worlds for those weekly shopping trips, rest areas for the 150 mile LCTC we flat bedders have to do or just the nearest truck stop for the emergency nature call or where you want to stop for the night. It also alerts you to weigh stations and speed changes.

But as I have said before, it is just another tool for the tool box. You have to use common sense and read signs to avoid having issues. Did a lot of research before purchasing and it works for my needs. Just my $.02.

Sweet thank you a lot. That helps a ton. I think Im going to get that one. I heard a lot of people and reviews say theirs die quick like within a few months of getting it.

On a side note what does LCTC stand for? My first job that I start on the 4th is a flatbed job so that peaked my interest lol.

Thanks for your help

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Kiwi303's Comment
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On a side note what does LCTC stand for? My first job that I start on the 4th is a flatbed job so that peaked my interest lol.

Thanks for your help

Load Check, Tarp Check is my guess, you have to stop occasionally and check the wind hasn't ripped a ring out or chafe sawn through a strap.

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