Trucking Jobs New Driver Jobs Flatbed Jobs Tanker Jobs Refrigerated Jobs Auto Hauler Jobs
Page 1 of 9 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 89
  1. #1
    Bobtail Member
    Member Since
    Oct 2011
    Trucker?
    No Answer
    Posts
    11
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Best Truck GPS to Buy?

    I need to buy a truck gps cobra or rand mcnally?


  2. #2
    Cute Crusty Hobbit Giggles the Original's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 2010
    Location
    shhhh ITS a SECRET
    Trucker?
    22 Years
    Age
    45
    Posts
    6,116
    Thanks
    32,097
    Thanked: 22,940 Times
    the best gps is.....a map...lol

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to Giggles the Original For This Useful Post:


  4. #3
    Bobtail Member
    Member Since
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Land O' Lakes FL
    Trucker?
    Student
    Posts
    14
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 6 Times in 1 Post
    After reading every product review I could find, I didn't like what I found about the reliability of the Rand Mcnally and even more so the Cobra. Seems like most everyone was happy with the Garmins. I know from experience that Garmin is pretty rock solid. I bought and love the Garmin 465LMT (truck version with lifetime maps). I would still love to have some of the additional features of the Rand McNally but I will keep the Garmin in case it freezes up.

  5. #4
    Light Load Member
    Member Since
    Nov 2011
    Location
    elba ny
    Trucker?
    15 Years
    Posts
    112
    Thanks
    15
    Thanked: 35 Times
    i use a rand mcnally and like it.im not sure about others but mine works fine.just dont lose your atlas because no matter which one you choose you will still need that

  6. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to fgb3 For This Useful Post:


  7. #5
    Light Load Member
    Member Since
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Granite Falls,NC
    Trucker?
    17 Years
    Posts
    230
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked: 70 Times
    I bought a Rand McNally 710 at first i was not happy. But after using it for a month now I like it.

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to MSheets For This Useful Post:


  9. #6
    Bobtail Member
    Member Since
    Jan 2012
    Location
    massachusetts
    Trucker?
    1 Year
    Posts
    29
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked: 2 Times
    I here cobra is pretty good, but I like the Rand Mcnally personally.I guess either 1 is just as good minus an option or 2.

  10. #7
    Road Train Member
    Member Since
    Nov 2009
    Location
    South Florida
    Trucker?
    4 Years
    Age
    52
    Posts
    1,761
    Thanks
    108
    Thanked: 679 Times
    None are worth the money. IMO.

  11. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to vinsanity For This Useful Post:


  12. #8
    Light Load Member Lucky Dog's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Overland Park, Kansas
    Trucker?
    30 Years
    Posts
    91
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked: 29 Times
    I have had two different Garmins and bought them as "Last Years" models. That is to say tehy didn't have the latest updates on them however the seller on Amazon offered an update included in the purchase price. And the price was about half of the "Current" model offered for sale.

    My only suggestion outside of that is getting the traffic update in whatever brand you buy. I have had great luck with this as it alerts you to a delay and the approx level of that delay in time. It also of course tells you where the delay is which gives you an opportunity to devert or stay with it depending on your situation. I will say also that the information can be a little misleading because I have gotten to a specific place looking for the delay and it was already gone and my Garmin hadn't updates to show the delay being gone.

    Its also been said here that the best gps is a map. I agree with this to an extent but having the added information of speed, distance and other trip data has been very helpful from time to time.

    Good Luck in your search. Whatever you buy will quickly become a part of your daily routine.

  13. #9
    Banned or Retired
    Member Since
    Apr 2010
    Location
    SW Michigan
    Trucker?
    No Answer
    Posts
    867
    Thanks
    32
    Thanked: 487 Times
    I use a Garmin 560LMT and if something happened to it I would buy another tomorrow without hesitation.

  14. The Following User Says Thank You to jgremlin For This Useful Post:


  15. #10
    "Captain of the Ship" Captain Canuck's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Woodstock, NB, Canada
    Trucker?
    7 Years
    Age
    44
    Posts
    606
    Thanks
    195
    Thanked: 237 Times
    I've been using the PCMiler GPS's for a couple of years now with little difficulty. No matter which system you choose, having backups helps. My backups are: an older copy of PCMiler's CoPilot Truck for laptops, Microsoft's Streets and Trips, my smartphone, my wife on the internet at home, and the good old Mark #1 Trucker's Atlas.

    Needless to say, I don't get lost all that often, but when I DO, hooooo-boy....

  16. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Captain Canuck For This Useful Post:


Page 1 of 9 123 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •