Finding the Best Truck Sat Nav
Firstly are you looking for a truck sat nav to make your journey as easy to navigate as possible? look no further.
Below you will find the Top truck sat Navs available, the best doesn’t always mean the most expensive so I am sure you will find some great options to consider.
Weather your deciding between a new Garmin or TomTom device or considering investing on a top end Truck Sat Nav your bound to find what your looking for here.
Many drivers opt to use there smartphones for navigation but the stand alone Sat Nav is still the most trustworthy way to navigate your journey, I would advise to only use your smartphone for a back up device because if your in a tricky part of your destination and a phone call comes through it could cause you all sorts of problems.
Another factor to consider is a dedicated Truck Sat Nav will have an anti sun glare screen so you will always be able to see whats appearing on the route ahead.
Truck Sat Navs are available with prices ranging from £50 to around £700 for a high end device.
Garmin and Tom Tom are the most popular SatNavs but there are still some other great options available some of which I will feature below.
Before choosing a Truck Sat Nav you need to consider a few things, you will need to be sure its going to get you where you need to go as easily and safely as possible, updating you on traffic changes and alternative routing.
British Trucking Best Truck Sat Nav choices
TomTom Go Professional 6250 GPS Truck Sat Nav
Professional sat nav for large vehicles
Get customised routes for your truck, bus or van’s dimensions, weight, cargo and max speed for safer, efficient and peaceful journeys. Customised routing takes the guesswork out of driving, giving you a realistic arrival time.
Dedicated truck and bus points of interest
Find more than 50,000 truck and coach fuel stations, parking spots, restaurants and service centres. TomTom has carefully selected POIs from DKV, ParkyourBus and Les Routiers to meet professional drivers needs. No matter where you are in Europe, see POIs along your route or browse nearby on your map.
Updates via Wi-Fi®
Get the latest maps and software for your TomTom GO PROFESSIONAL via built-in Wi-Fi®. No computer needed. Your truck sat nav will notify you when new updates are available – simply connect to your preferred Wi-Fi network and choose what to install from the menu.
Stopped traffic alerts
Avoid sudden braking with alerts for imminent traffic ahead. It will help you to drive safer knowing blackspots, areas where accidents are more common. See alerts on your nav that show how far the stopped traffic or accident blackspot points are.
Lifetime large vehicle maps
Lifetime large vehicle map updates allow you to drive the most efficient route for accurate arrival times, at no extra cost for the useful life of your product.
Lifetime TomTom Traffic
Got a drop-off during rush hour? TomTom knows how to predict and avoid traffic, both on motorways and secondary roads. Get a faster route with Lifetime TomTom Traffic via Bluetooth® on your smartphone.
Lifetime TomTom Speed Cameras
Drive more relaxed knowing the locations of both fixed and mobile speed cameras across Europe. Speed camera alerts on your TomTom truck sat nav give you plenty of warning to slow down in time, helping you to save money on potential fines.
Hear smartphone messages read out, with your hands safe on the wheel and eyes on the road. Let your TomTom GO PROFESSIONAL read them out for you from your SMS, WhatsApp, iMessage, Line and more.
Compatible with Siri and Google Now™
Activate and talk to Siri or Google Now™ using TomTom GO PROFESSIONAL’s built-in microphone. Get full access to your personal assistant with your smartphone safely tucked away, allwoing you to focus on the road ahead.
Plan with MyDrive
Save on driving time by conveniently planning a route anytime and anywhere with TomTom MyDrive. Customise journeys with preferred roads or stops, and sync the route to your truck sat nav. When you get in your truck, you’re ready to go.
Active Magnetic Mount
The unique magnetic mount makes it easy to install your TomTom GO Professional. You can dock or undock your lorry sat nav in a second using just one hand. Find the perfect spot in your cabin by adjusting the mount for either windscreen or dashboard use.
Stay connected with hands-free calling
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Battery life 1 hour
Internal memory 16GB
Garmin Dezl 780 LMT-D Truck Sat Nav System 7″ Screen
Customised Truck Routing
Garmin dezl 780LMT-D has detailed maps for Europe (45 countries) that include truck-related restrictions – like bridge heights, sharp curves, weight limits, and more. Just enter your vehicle profile information (customisable by height, weight, length, width, and hazardous materials) and find routes suitable for the size and weight of your truck (not available in all areas).
The onboard Trip Planner lets you create multiple-stop routes and plan and save future trips. Plus Easy Route Shaping lets you easily change your route to include preferred roads or cities, just by touching the screen.
Free Lifetime Digital Traffic and Lifetime Map Updates
Garmin Digital Traffic has no ads and no subscription fees. Alerts appear to the side of your map and messages are spoken too. You’re told vital information such as how many minutes of delay to expect, whether you’re on the fastest route and if there are alternative routes if not.
With free Lifetime Map Updates for Europe as well, your routes are sure to reflect the most up-to-date maps, POIs and navigation information available.
Keep Your Hands On the Wheel
Sync a Bluetooth-enabled device, such as your smartphone, to dezl 780LMT-D for hands-free calling through its integrated microphone and speaker. dezl 780LMT-D can also be paired with a Bluetooth-compatible headset (sold separately) to make and take calls, even conference calls.
Garmin dezl 780LMT-D also has voice-activated navigation. Just talk to dezl and it responds.
Truck-specific POIs and Services
Need help finding places to go? Locate Points of Interest that professional drivers care about – and have given high ratings – including truck stops, weigh stations, parking, lodging, Wi-Fi and more.
The Up Ahead feature also enables you to easily find places you want without leaving the map. As you drive your route, Up Ahead constantly informs you of nearby services, including food, fuel and ATMs.
Navigate Complex Junctions with Ease
Garmin dezl 780LMT-D has Active Lane Guidance (ALG). ALG uses voice prompts and brightly coloured arrows to indicate the proper lane needed for your route.
photoReal junction view shows exits as they appear in real-life: in full colour and great detail. Bird’s Eye junction view offers a detailed view of interchanges, looking down from overhead.
More Information on the Road
Garmin dezl 780LMT-D keeps you informed of upcoming road conditions and restrictions, including sharp curves, bridge heights, weight limits, high wind areas, no trailer or hazardous materials. Alerts to descents and ascents prepare you to shift accordingly. Trucking speed limits appear if they differ from the posted automotive speed limit.
Garmin dezl 780LMT-D provides mile marker information. Its clock changes time zones automatically and provides sunrise/sunset times. Your dezl 780LMT-D also notifies you of state and country borders and estimates your arrival time.
Service History Log
Garmin dezl 780LMT-D has a Service History Log so you can record the dates and type of service performed. Conveniently keep track of tyre mileage, tyre pressure, oil changes, tyre changes and more.
Smartphone Link Compatible
Smartphone Link is a free mobile app that connects your dezl 780LMT-D with your iPhone or Android smartphone. When paired, your dezl can use your phone’s existing data plan) to share information (data plan charges may apply). Smartphone Link also gives you access to Garmin Live Services which include useful real-time information such as weather. You may purchase premium content – such as weather, traffic, or safety cameras – within the app.View on Amazon
Snooper Truck Mate S6900 Satellite Navigation System
Truckmate S6900 is the latest seven-inch truck dedicated satellite navigation device from Snooper. The most sophisticated truck specific navigational device, an enhanced three-watt speaker plus tyre pressure monitoring capabilities. Couple this with Truckmate’s award-winning software and you have the leading truck sat nav around.
The Snooper Truckmate S6900 incorporates a large 7″ display that makes it much easier to view any potential hazards to your truck such as weight and height restrictions. In addition, all turn-by-turn routing instructions are displayed in a larger format, clearer screen resolution LCD, making them much easier and safer to read whilst driving.
Everything about Truckmate S6900 is bigger and better than any previous Truckmate unit. The Truckmate S6900 enjoys free European lifetime map updates, FREE TMC traffic information, Bluetooth handsfree, Enhanced three-watt audio speaker.
Large 7″ LCD touch screen
For clearer and easier navigation, S6900 comes with a 7” LCD touch screen display. This is enhanced with improved screen resolution, allowing drivers to quickly see the approaching junction or lane guidance display.
Enhanced Loud Audio Speaker
With a loud three watt audio speaker, the S6900 is loud enough for even the noisiest of cabs.
FREE Lifetime European Map Updates!
To ensure that you always have the very latest Truckmate software and street-level mapping available, S6900 includes FREE European Lifetime Map Updates as standard. Simply register your unit upon purchase and receive free map updates for the life of your unit
New and improved mapping
Latest street level European mapping supplied by HERE, ensuring truck drivers get to their destinations easily and safely
Full screen images of main motorway junctions are displayed in advance to help truck drivers navigate more safely.
Unique lane guidance
Specially formulated truck lane guidance software provides advanced notice of which lane or lanes to use when approaching junctions for safer driving.
The speed limit of nearly every road across Europe can now be clearly displayed on your Truckmate S6900 at all times. Choose between speed limits for cars and advisory speed limits for trucks from 3.5t and over. In addition, My Speed® can also be set to alert you if you accidentally exceed the speed limit at any time, keeping your license safe and reducing the threat of an accidental speeding ticket.
Navigate by Junction number
Search and navigate to motorway junction numbers using the updated ‘Find by map’ function including Motorway Junction numbers.
Customised your routing
All Truckmate devices allow drivers to choose between the quickest or shortest route available and even avoid toll roads or motorways.
Create and save your own bespoke routes. Use the map view to select the roads you would like to travel on or search road by road. Use ‘Your route’ to build your own personal, tailored routes, perfect for the multi drop truck driver.
Show POI on the route, Air1 AdBlue IconLooking for a quick stop-off or ATM? All Snooper Sat Nav’s show selected POI’s on-screen whilst navigating to your destination.
Truckmate AdBlue filling station POI
All Truckmate Satellite Navigation systems come with Air1® AdBlue Retail Station POI. Select AdBlue POI and Truckmate will display local stations and guide your selected station. You can even add an Air1® AdBlue stop into your route with corridor search.
Point of interest ‘corridor’ search
Choose to search from our extensive list of Points of Interest using our new ‘corridor’ search facility. The ‘corridor’ search function enables you to search specifically along your pre-programmed route including Air 1 AdBlue sites
User controlled adjustable map text
Increase the size that road names and numbers are displayed on screen making them easier to read for safer and easier navigation.
Set a Route timer to alert you when you need to take a break. Set the maximum driving time allowed and set the advanced warning time you require before your next break is due. The Route timer clock will keep you advised of the driving time you have left and will automatically alert you when it’s time to take a break.
Environmentally friendly technology
As well as routing you safely and effectively to your destination, Truckmate will also guide you along the most economical route. Improved fuel consumption, improved cost-effectiveness.
Multiple vehicle dimensions
Regularly drive different trucks and trailers? Truckmate units allow owners to save up to 10 different vehicle profiles, making it easy to switch and change between trucks and trailers and receive routing specific to that vehicle. You can even save the load type you carry with that vehicle profile.
Although Truckmate has clearly been designed to navigate trucks, HGVs, and larger vehicles on safe and legal roads it also incorporates car settings. Simply switch Truckmate to car mode and it will navigate you on the most effective routes for your car instead! It’s like having two specific sat navs.
FREE Truckmate operating software updates!
No sooner have you purchased a new PC or Television and it’s already out of date, that’s why snooper offer free software* updates. As Snooper’s Truckmate technology get’s better and better you can keep up, knowing you have always got the most up to date software on the market!
HERE street level mapping
Recognised as the industry leader in digital street level mapping, Truckmate uses HERE data. Ensuring you are taken seamlessly from A to B on the best possible truck-friendly route. Truckmate now includes extra countries (Over 40 in total) and European mapping as standard plus includes full postcode search for the countries.View on Amazon
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