Need Advise On A Truck GPS.

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ThinksTooMuch's Comment
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Rofl that is weird... Did you go into settings and make sure there is nothing you need to change there? No strange avoidances set or anything. Maybe some other driver returned it to the truck stop and they didn't reset it?

RedGator's Comment
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Yep I sure did. It possesed. Or my fav I was on I295 headed out of ME went to get on 95 towards NE but it told me to get on 95N!?!

Aces-N-eights (Dale)'s Comment
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I have Rand McNally 520 does all that and more. Not perfect though, I would always double check your route.

Just bought mine on amazon along with the 2014 atlas

BugSmasherOne (Paul K.)'s Comment
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Don't get the type they put in Jaguars! rofl-1.gif

Moglar's Comment
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You guys have any recommendations for a good Truck GPS, one that lets me type in my height, width, weight, of my truck so i can avoid low bridges and roads that have weight restrictions. I live in Chicago, and they constantly repave roads and such so underpasses are constantly changing heights and stuff like that.

I would use Rand McNally Trucking map hands down. GPS is on when you are on Interstate to give you a heads up on traffic. Other than that....go old school.

DO NOT DEPEND ON GPS IN THE CITIES. Period!! Dont do it!! Dont learn the hard way.

Best thing is to call the receiver and you will get the best directions :-)

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Scott B.'s Comment
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I'm starting very soon with a company that advertises Navigo GPS on all their trucks. I have had little luck finding any info or reviews on a Navigo. It's really no big deal because I learned a long time ago (the hard way) not to rely too heavily on GPS. Anyone ever used a Navigo?

Daniel B.'s Comment
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I'm starting very soon with a company that advertises Navigo GPS on all their trucks. I have had little luck finding any info or reviews on a Navigo. It's really no big deal because I learned a long time ago (the hard way) not to rely too heavily on GPS. Anyone ever used a Navigo?

Navigo isn't a GPS unit. It's a routing program. Most of the major companies use it for the load routing. Its built within the Qualcomm. So when you get your routing for the load that's the Navigo giving you the routing. It's accurate and definitely gives McNally a run for its money. But always triple check routing no matter what.

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.
guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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But for example yesterday I left Allentown to Maine. Some of the direvtions went as follow: 84E to 691 to 91S to 84 to 90E do we not see a problem here?

Change the settings. You have it set to Highway mode meaning it shows only the main highway intersections. Change it to Details Directions and you'll get step by step directions.

RedGator's Comment
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But for example yesterday I left Allentown to Maine. Some of the direvtions went as follow: 84E to 691 to 91S to 84 to 90E do we not see a problem here?

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Change the settings. You have it set to Highway mode meaning it shows only the main highway intersections. Change it to Details Directions and you'll get step by step directions.

I cant find what your talking about. HELP!

Daniel B.'s Comment
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I'm pretty sure this is what Guy is talking about.

When you have a route set. Go to the Earth Icon. The page where it shows you your route.

On the right hand side there's an icon that has lines and arrows on the left of the lines. Meaning step by step. Right above the + and -

A screen will pop up on the right that shows your step by step directions. On the bottom you'll see 'Route Display Options'. Click that.

You'll see Detail View, Highway View.

Detail View is step by step directions in extreme detail.

Highway View is strictly only major intersections.

As far as setting go, I have Fastest Route enabled and Prefer Freeways. If you put Allow All on freeways it'll give you routes through state highways which might be what is happening to you. Change those setting to what I have and see if it improves.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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