Decent Sat Nav for HGV's????

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  1. bowny

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    G'Day.
    Got bit of a problem, one of my drivers at work is due to go away in a couple of weeks and it's the old ring the Agency for a driver time.
    The routes we deliver are pretty straightforward, but, just as a safety net I thought about buying a Sat Nav for such a instance. I've never owned one personally so wondered if there's such a thing that goods vehicles can use. I'm presuming High St jobs are car specific:confused: But in a 18 ton lorry we'd need restricted routes and bridge heights etc.
    Anyone help?????????:lease:
     
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    Moved to sat-nav forum.
     
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    I think you'll find that almost any decent Sat Nav gives you the option to specify the actual type of vehicle it's going to be used in.
     
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    I do not know of any model which is of special use to lorry drivers. On many models you can choose if you want, say, fastest route or shortest route. I know from experience that either of those choices on Garmins do not stop the gadget going for narrow country lanes if it is a shorter route. What is needed is a further choice "only use Motorways, A or B Roads"
     
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    Have a look at the above link mate, this system warns of low bridge heights etc.
     
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    What "above link"?
     
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    Erm, four posts up......:rolleyes:
     
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    I had the first version snooper brought out and to be honest it wasn't worth the money maps out of date (Some places roads had been there 3 years but not shown on snooper) and still trying to route down lanes I would think twice about taking a car down let alone an hgv, in fact it has been confined to the bin after 12 months, contacted Snooper to report problems and they weren't interested, I now use tom tom and a bit of common sense.
     
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    I bought the syrius s2000 truckmate a year ago and have to tell anyone who is thinking of buying it for HGV driving it's not worth the price.I was real dissapointed with it it's not really any better than an ordinary sat nav when planning your routes,it will still send you down narrow roads 7.5t weight limits,it even directed me down a road which had two big signs saying unsuitable for large vehicles.Oh and too update the maps you have to email snooper and ask for an update disk to be sent through the post,and they only update maps once every year.Im now going back to an ordinary updated tom tom and am downloading the pro-cab software that i found only today,and it looks alot better than waht snooper provide.here is the link for HGV solutions if anyone is intrested in having a look.HGVSOLUTIONS.COM -Leader in HGV Sat-nav add-ons
     
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    Best option is to buy the lower end TomTom's as you won't be needing all the bluetooth crap and then while the TomTom takes you on a route, if it's telling you to turn down a road and you think "no" then just carry on and it'll find another route instantly. TomTom are the best buy. No sat nav has a brain that has knowledge of how heavy or size of a HGV. Use the TomTom as showing you where to go, use your brain to know whether you'd be OK turning down on street.
     
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    The best sat nav for hgvs are the ones that keep them off the middle lane of the motorway doing the same speed as the trucks on the nearside lane:rotfl::thumbsup:
     
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    If your looking a cheap sat nav for a hgv try edock.tv.
    They have the biggest range iv come across!
     

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