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Choosing The Best TomTom HGV Sat Nav

TomTom HGV Sat Nav

Firstly it is important to know the best type of TomTom HGV Sat Nav you require for your Truck, TomTom is a leading brand when looking for a truck navigation system, the information below will help you to choose the best TomTom HGV Sat Nav for your truck.

Each TomTom HGV Sat Nav comes with great key features making your journey easier, safer, and more rewarding.

All the Sat Nav’s have features to ensure your journey is safe, allowing you to enter your vehicle height, weight, length, and width ensuring you don’t get into hazardous situations with low bridges or roads with a weak bridge.

choosing a tomtom hgv truck sat nav

If you are a truck driver, then you need to make sure that your TomTom HGV Sat Nav is up-to-date and has the features that will help keep you safe. With so many TomTom HGV Sat Navs on the market, how do you know what’s best for your needs? I have put together this article to help guide you through the purchasing process of finding a TomTom HGV Sat Nav with all of the key features that will suit your needs!

British Trucking TomTom HGV Sat Nav Selection

Key Features

  • TomTom Traffic via Smartphone
  • Lifetime TomTom Traffic and Speed Cameras
  • Dedicated truck, van and bus POIs
  • Updates via Wi-Fi®
  • Truck, coach, van and car routing
  • Smartphone Messages
  • Stopped traffic alerts
  • MyDrive route planning
  • Lifetime Maps

Go Professional models with easy updates

Get the latest maps and software for TomTom GO PROFESSIONAL models via built-in Wi-Fi®.

No computer needed for updates.

Your trucks Go Professional 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 sat nav menu.

Key Features

  • TomTom Traffic via built-in SIM
  • 1 year TomTom Traffic and Speed Cameras
  • Dedicated truck, van and bus POIs
  • Updates via Wi-Fi®
  • Truck, coach, van and car routing
  • Smartphone Messages
  • Stopped traffic alerts
  • MyDrive route planning
  • Lifetime Maps

Go Professional models with easy updates

Get the latest maps and software for TomTom GO PROFESSIONAL models via built-in Wi-Fi®.

No computer needed for updates.

Your trucks Go Professional 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 sat nav menu.

Key Features

  • TomTom Traffic via built-in SIM
  • Lifetime TomTom Traffic and Speed Cameras
  • Dedicated truck, van and bus POIs
  • Updates via Wi-Fi®
  • Truck, coach, van and car routing
  • Smartphone Messages
  • Stopped traffic alerts
  • MyDrive route planning
  • Lifetime Maps

Go Professional models with easy updates

Get the latest maps and software for TomTom GO PROFESSIONAL models via built-in Wi-Fi®.

No computer needed for updates.

Your trucks Go Professional 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 sat nav menu.

Key Features

  • Updates via Wi-Fi
  • TomTom Traffic and Services via Bluetooth
  • Vehicle Dimensions and Hazardous goods settings
  • Optional 5″ or 6″ Touch screen
  • Hands-free calling plus messages read out loud to driver
  • Large vehicle POI’s
  • Speed Camera Alerts

The Go Professional 520 TomTom lorry sat nav is one of the cheapest tomtom HGV sat nav options and yet it still packs a weighty punch when it comes to truck GPS quality and performance.

The 520 TomTom for trucks is a sat nav designed for large vehicles including Truck, Van and Bus options.

The device is also compatible with Siri and Google Now which is a very useful feature.

TomTom Go Professional Truck Sat Nav Video

Installing a TomTom HGV Sat Nav in your vehicle

Use the supplied mount to install your TomTom in your vehicle.

Read the instructions about positioning your device before you install your Sat Nav.
A dashboard mount disk is supplied with your Sat Nav so you can mount your device on the
dashboard for optimal safety and convenience.
To install your TomTom, do the following:

  • 1. Connect the supplied USB cable to the mount. If the mount is integrated into your Sat Nav, connect the USB cable to the device. Note: Use ONLY the USB cable supplied with your TomTom. Other USB cables may not work.
  • 2.Connect the USB cable to the USB car charger and plug this into the power supply on your dashboard.
  • 3.Choose the best smooth location, on your windscreen or side window, to mount your TomTom. You can also use the dashboard-mount disk to mount your TomTom Sat Nav on your dashboard.
    Tip: If the mount is integrated into your TomTom, you can easily change the rotation of your device. Push the button on the back of the device to release the mount, then slide the mount out. Insert it back into the other side of the device.
  • 4.Make sure that both the suction cup on the mount and the smooth mounting surface are clean and dry.
  • 5.Press the suction cup of the mount firmly against the smooth mounting surface.
  • 6.Turn the rubber grip near the base of the mount in a clockwise direction until you feel it lock.
  • 7.If your mount is not integrated into your TomTom, place your Sat Nav in the mount, making sure that it clicks into place.

Positioning A Tom Tom HGV Sat Nav

Be careful where you install your Truck Sat Nav.

The TomTom Sat Nav shouldn’t block or interfere with any of the following:

  • Your view of the road.
  • The controls in your vehicle.
  • Your rear view mirrors.
  • The airbags.

You should be able to reach your Sat Nav easily without leaning or stretching.

You can attach your TomTom HGV Sat Nav to the windscreen or side window or you can use a Dashboard Mount Disk to attach the mount to your dashboard.

Switching A TomTom Sat Nav ON/OFF

When Switching your TomTom Sat Nav on Press the On/Off button until your device starts up. If the device was off you will see the map view.

If your device was sleeping you see the last screen you were looking at when it starts up.

This feature is useful if you park your truck for the night but are still on route to your final destination.

Accessories for a TomTom Sat Nav

The TomTom Beanbag Dashboard mount has a non-slip bottom which keeps the mount in place in the bumpiest conditions.

  • It works with the mount that came with your TomTom device.
  • The beanbag mount provides a safe and functional alternative to windscreen docks.
  • It means you can keep your windscreen clear.
  • Non-skid backing and safety anchor ensure it stays in place.
  • Can be easily removed and stowed away leaving no sign of a navigation device in your vehicle.

Compatible with models: Blue & Me 2,Blue & me,GO 1000,GO 1005,GO 40,GO 400,GO 50,GO 500,GO 5000,GO 51,GO 510,GO 5100,GO 520,GO 5200,GO 530,GO 540,GO 550,GO 60,GO 600,GO 6000,GO 61,GO 610,GO 6100,GO 620,GO 6200,GO 630,GO 730,GO 740,GO 750,GO 930,GO 940,GO 950,GO LIVE 820,GO LIVE 825,GO PROFESSIONAL 520,GO PROFESSIONAL 620,GO PROFESSIONAL 6200,GO PROFESSIONAL 6250,ONE 30 Series,ONE IQR Edition,PRO 5150,Rider 410 Premium Pack,Rider 450 Premium Pack,START,START 2,START 20,START 25,START 40,START 42,START 50,START 52,START 60,START 60 (2012),START 62,TRUCKER 500,TRUCKER 5000,TRUCKER 6000,TomTom GO LIVE Camper & Caravan,Trucker 6000 Lifetime Edition,VIA 52,VIA 53,VIA 62,Via 110/120/130,Via 125/135,Via LIVE 120,Via LIVE 125,XL 30 Series,XL IQR Edition,XL IQR LIVE,XXL IQR Edition,­Rider 40,­Rider 400,­Rider 400 Premium Pack,­Rider 410,­Rider 42,­Rider 420,­Rider 450.

USB charger compact design with a detachable cable, so you can leave it in your vehicle at all times.

Works with 12v or 24v outlets.

Charge your navigation device and other mobile USB devices (like mobile phones and MP3 players) on the go.

TomTom Active Magnetic Mount Charger

Securely mount your TomTom Truck Sat Nav within easy reach.
Easy installation of your TomTom GO when having to change vehicles.
Dock and undock the device with one hand.
USB charger and cable included.

Compatible products – GO 520/5200/620/6200, GO Professional 520/620/6200/6250, GO Premium 5/6 Inch, GO Essential 5/6 Inch, GO Camper

TomTom Truck Sat Nav Hard Case

Protective hard shell carry case for TomTom trucking sat navs, available for 5″ and 6″ truck sat devices, scratch resistant and shock resistant sat nav case.

Robust hard shell material on one side and soft internal lining for extra screen protection. Flexible material on the back allows you to also store devices with integrated mounts.

Video Instructions TomTom Go Sat Nav

TomTom Go Professional Setting Vehicle Type Dimensions & Hazerdous Cargo

Get data and hands-free calls using your Android phone

Get data and hands-free calls using your iPhone

Get data, hands-free calls and smartphone messages using your iPhone and MyDrive app

Reinstalling the software on your navigation device using TomTom HOME

Installing TomTom HOME

TomTom sat nav’s have been trusted by truck drivers for many years providing robust build quality and clear easy to follow maps and motorway lane guidance, If you drive a large vehicle a TomTom HGV Sat nav is an excellent navigation system to help you reach your destination safely.

See all British Trucking Sat Nav options for your truck

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