New GPS Devices for Truck Drivers

For the long-haul truck drivers, Rand McNally has launched two new truck-specific GPS units:  the 5-inch IntelliRoute TND 510, and the large, high-definition 7-inch IntelliRoute TND 710.

According to the company, the new units incorporate user-requested enhancements, the ability to incorporate real-time traffic, and a newly designed, thinner hardware unit.

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“Rand McNally is committed to the commercial transportation industry and to the professional driver. Our IntelliRoute TND line has been enhanced to provide further value to over-the-road driver,” said Dave Muscatel, CEO of Rand McNally. 

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New enhancements include:

Virtual Dashboard – At a glance, drivers can view sunrise or sunset, odometer, speed, altitude and other key metrics.

Traffic Predictor (Available only on the TND 710) – Integrates historic traffic patterns into routing.

Real-time traffic compatible – Truckers can calculate driving time with congestion ahead, or seek alternate routes. An additional accessory is needed; that accessory will be available at for the suggested retail price of $89.99 and includes a lifetime traffic feed.

View Current Location by Mile Marker – View location by mile marker along major interstates.

Enhanced Truck-specific Points of Interest – Now includes truck washes, towing and service, and truck repair information from Truck Down.

Find a Location by Latitude and Longitude – Useful when delivering to oil fields, solar windmill fields, new construction, etc.

Finding a Destination by ZIP Code – One of the most requested enhancements, the new feature includes three-character input for Canada

Enhanced Quick Planner – Now includes user-defined average speed to further specify the time required from point to point.

Multi-Stop Entire Route Preview – Now choose from Detail View, Highway View (New), Trip Summary and Summary Map View (New) to better review a planned route.

Enhanced Voice Warnings – Drivers can prepare for sharp curves, upgrade/downgrade, time zone, upcoming construction, border crossing, and speed limit changes with user-set warnings.

Loaded vs. Empty Option – Allows the driver to select whether he/she is carrying content; required for IFTA reporting purposes.

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The company says IntelliRoute TND line of GPS products is “Trucker tested. Trucker approved.”  Suggested retail price is $349 for the 510 and $449 for the 710. 

Both units are available at truck stops and at other online retailers. It was announced Wednesday, March 9.

Rand McNally offers maps, directions, and travel content.

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Rakesh Raman