Rand McNally intelliRoute TND 500

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  1. FrankM

    FrankM Bobtail Member

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    Hold on just a cottin'-pickin' minute! This GPS race isn't over yet. There's a new runner out of the gate.

    Rand McNally IntelliRoute TND 500

    The newest among trucking-specific GPS nav devices won’t be available until early next month, but Rand McNally, longtime commercial routing tools provider and the maker of the Motor Carriers’ Road Atlas, has brought out one dynamic trucking unit in the TND. Not only can it route on legal routes according to your truck’s dimensions and load, but it comes with a log-book function; the ability to track and store mileage information not only for trip planning purposes but for IFTA reports; a commercial-quality address book; route optimization for fuel efficiency, time and distance; and a wide zoom on the touch-screen display. The Intelliroute TND also includes some of the features of GPS-functional communications technology, such as the ability to provide your own and see others’ reviews of businesses along your routes, all of which updates through your personal computer when you connect to the Internet (sources say wireless data connectivity will be an available function of the unit itself in the near future).

    Price: $500

    And according to the website, you will be able to cross reference your road atlas with the GPS. I wonder what took McNally so long. They have been showing people the way to go longer then anyone. Can't wait to see what/who is next.
     
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  2. elpuft

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    Will It Give The Fastest Route And Detours ?
     
  3. Dieselboss

    Dieselboss Technology Contributor

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    Interesting huh? We got contacted by them last week about this to give it a test drive. The waters just got even muddier. We'll let you know how it goes.

    Interesting also that it's your first post. Hmmmm.
     
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  4. elpuft

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    sounds like i need to stick to the maps huh lol Gps All Messed up
     
  5. LSU Tiger

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    I won’t hold my breath that it will work any better than all the others at truck routing and so for none of them have been able to do it reliably. No problem…it only cost $500 to find out.
     
  6. Coonass

    Coonass "Freshy Fresh"

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    I'd like to give the Garmin 465T and this RandMcNally a side by side test run for
    a couple weeks.
     
  7. FrankM

    FrankM Bobtail Member

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    Yes, please keep us posted with your findings and I shall do the same. End of second post.
     
  8. SilverDragon

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    WOOHOO !!! well I for one am glad to hear that intelliroute tnd 500 is coming out... looked it up... I suck with maps.... I was going to leave that to the guy that is going this with me... because... yeah i suck with maps I want a GPS BAD!!! lol mind you i will learn how to deal with maps and i know i have to but anything that makes my life easeir is very much appreciated and makes me happier lol keep the updates coming lol I'm stuck on this website i love how you all give so much info all of you have been a great help for me in finding out things I need to think about... not forget about... and things I need to research lol I got the time until I start school so im trying to learn as many tricks and info as i can until then lol ^.^
     
  9. SilverDragon

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    Umm Umm... How exactly did you know it was $500 for this?... I've been doing searches and as of yet have not found the price for this item... just saying....
     
  10. SilverDragon

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    Forget my last comment I found it I'm sorry >.<
     
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