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Dave Reid's Comment
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Any electronic might fail.

That said, I highly prefer the Garmin 7" truck unit....current top of the line is the 770 Dezi, a new one is coming out soon.

I also have the Rand. I've also tried the rest of them. Garmin is tops in my book, although the Rand is better at some things.

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So did it lock up permanently or need a restart or what?

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That screen in the pic it was stuck on every time I clicked on anything having to do with accessing its main function the GPS itself. I tried runnin the GPS repair software and tried power cyclin the device multiple times however to no avail. I declared it dead and now I am between the 540 rand and the 580 garmin. Which should I get? I need to do this by later today because now I am without a GPS until I can purchase another one. The 740 lasted almost 10 months without issue.

millionmiler24's Comment
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Any electronic might fail.

That said, I highly prefer the Garmin 7" truck unit....current top of the line is the 770 Dezi, a new one is coming out soon.

I also have the Rand. I've also tried the rest of them. Garmin is tops in my book, although the Rand is better at some things.

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So did it lock up permanently or need a restart or what?

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That screen in the pic it was stuck on every time I clicked on anything having to do with accessing its main function the GPS itself. I tried runnin the GPS repair software and tried power cyclin the device multiple times however to no avail. I declared it dead and now I am between the 540 rand and the 580 garmin. Which should I get? I need to do this by later today because now I am without a GPS until I can purchase another one. The 740 lasted almost 10 months without issue.

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Great Car GPS go with Garmin. Great Truck GPS go with RM.

I ended up gettin a 540. It seems to run better and for now at least it don't have the freeze bug my 740 had. I still think the 740 is junk, but if you like Rand go with the 540. Thanks for all of yalls help. I appreciate it. :)

Dan67's Comment
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I have a Garmin Dezl 770. It did great until the latest software update, as it as crashed a few times. And it will send you on some goofy directions every now and then. But remember it is only 1 tool of many. I still have my Road atlas and use it every day.

Like Yesterday returning from Tuscaloosa, AL to Anderson, SC. I-20 east to Atlanta, I-285 north on inner loop to I-85 north. GPS said to take I-20 and turn left onto I-285.. It is an right turn, there is no left. And from I-285 to I-85 south and loop around back north when the north ramp is a straight shot.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Amish country's Comment
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I use the Garmin 770 as well along with directions provided by my company and other drivers. It's been great so far. I use the "arrive in" countdown on it to gauge my hos and what I can get done. Has helped to run a little harder.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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