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Trucker GPS Feature Comparison Chart

No Professional Driver Should Be w/o a GPS Navigator with Truck Routing

Wondering what truck GPS is right for you? RoadTrucker recommends the Rand McNally TND730, but we thought you might want to compare some of the features, so we put together this comparison chart. All top GPS System manufacturers like Rand McNally, Garmin, Cobra, and Magellan are constantly updating the routing options, truck-specific mapping, traffic receiver capacity, etc. Meaning, no GPS is static. Updates are always improving the functionality.

Below is the Breakdown of Truck GPS Comparison Features. Take time to consider what you need the most in your truck and what will help get you where you need to go. You might go for Free Lifetime Maps and Traffic; Or Multiple-Stop routing; or preloaded NTTS Breakdown Directory. It's all up to you!

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Trucker GPS FeatureRand McNally TND730Rand McNally TND530Cobra 8000 PROHDCobra 6000 PROHDGarmin DEZL760LMTGarmin DEZL560LMTMagellan RC9270T-LM
Max Height (in)20201*1*3*3*20
Max Weight (lbs.)180,000180,0001*1*3*3*180000
Max Length (in)53 (2*)53 (2*)1*1*3*3*53
Max Width (in)1201201*1*3*3*120
Screen Size7"5"7"5"7"5"7
Anti GlareYESYESYESYESYESNOYES
High DefinitionYESNOYESNOYESNOYES
Resolution800x480480x272800x480480x272800x480480 x 272WVGA
Volume2 Watt2 WattLoudLoudLoudMediumMedium
HazMatYESYESYESYESYESYESYES
Multi-RouteYESYESYESYESYesYESYES
Ease of UseAveAveEasyEasyYesYESMedium
Free ShippingYESYESYESYESYESYESYES
ProMiles*NONOYESYESNONONO
TruckDown/NTTS Breakdown* NONOTDTDYESYESNO
AURA*NONOYES*YES*NONONO
Roadwork™*YESYESNONONONONO
Trucker's Friend®*YESYESNONONONONO
Weigh StationsYESYESYESYESYESYESYES
CAT Scales*YESYESNONONONONO
Quick Planner*YESYESNONONOYESYES
FM Traffic*NONONONOYESNONO
State/Province Mileage RecordingYESYESNONONOYESYES
On Duty Drive TimeYESYESNONONOYESYES
Includes RV*See 7720See 5510YESYESNOYESYES
Includes CarsYESYESYESYESNOYESYES
Route SimulationYESYESYESYESYESYESYES
MP3NONONONONONONO
MovieNONONONONONONO
Blue ToothNONONONOYESYESYES
Ease UpdateOnlineOnlineOnlineOnlineYESYESYES
Ease of ContactEasyEasyEasyEasyYESYESYES
Pre-Loaded Maps (US/Canada)YESYESYESYESYESYESYES
Restocking Fee15%15%15%15%15%15%15%
GPS AntennaSirfStar IIISirfStar III?????


Please note: No GPS is perfect. Please take a moment and read "Understanding the Trucker GPS". There is normally no returns on open electronics. However, we will wave that and allow a return for a Limited period within 14 Days of purchase or 5 days after delivery with a 15% restocking Fee.  Note: Scratch or damage the GPS in any way and you bought it. There is a $100 manufacturer's fee for returning a GPS that is anything other than pristine new condition. Note*: The warranty does not include the glass face.


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Please note: No GPS is perfect. Please take a moment and read "Understanding the Trucker GPS". There is normally no returns on open electronics. However, we will wave that and allow a return for a Limited period within 14 Days of purchase or 5 days after delivery with a 15% restocking Fee.  Note: Scratch or damage the GPS in any way and you bought it. There is a $100 manufacturer's fee for returning a GPS that is anything other than pristine new condition.

Please Note: RoadTrucker is not recommending the Co-Pilot. There are too many compatibility issues (Vista & 64 Bit computers).  The underlying database is outdated (Feb, 2008). ALK is working on upgrading the Co-Pilot and we will change our recommendation as soon as we feel they have been successful. If you liked the co-Pilot, you may like the PC*Miler GPS, as the routing software is supposed to be close to the Co-Pilot, except the underlying Database has been updated. Check with ALK.com for more information. We have stopped selling them.

Please Note: RoadTrucker is not recommending the Garmin. The unit is supposed to be for Truckers, yet it defaults to "Auto", when you turn it on. We feel Garmin has been remiss at best, if not outright irresponsible for releasing a Truck GPS that defaults to "Auto" when you turn it on. Garmin is riding on the notoriety of their Auto GPS. As far as Auto GPS go, we feel Garmin is the best, but as far as Trucker GPS go, we believe the Rand McNally TND510 & TND710 are superior in every way.

1* Cobra Max Height, Weight, Length & Width vary according to the type of Truck chosen. For example, 3 Axle Tractor 2 Axle Trailer Max limits are Weight 80,000, Length no Limit, Width 102", Height 13.5'.

2* Rand McNally Trailer is 48', 53', Straight, Double or Triple.

3* Garmin does not seem to have limits on the Width, Length

4* Pc*Miler & the CoPilot does not seem to have limits on Height, Width, Length & Weight

5* Teletype does not seem to have limits on Height, Width, Length & Weight

Includes RV - Some GPS have an actual Routing Type (Yes) to select for RVs, while other just use the Truck Routing Type (Y/N) with the RV dimensions.  Note: There is only 1 GPS that was designed specifically for RV and that is the Rand McNally RVND5510.

ProMiles® - Covers all major Travel Centers in North America in addition to truck dealers, truck washes, repair services, etc. Includes detailed amenity information for Travel Centers including categories such as food options, movie theaters, shower availability, etc.

TruckDown™ - Industry Standard for Truck Services and Repair. Includes Towing Companies, Truck & Trailer Repair Shops, Mobile Repair Services, Truck Friendly Motels and Emergency Services.

NTTS (National Truck and Trailer Services) Breakdown Directory - Presents truck repair information by state, city, and type of repair in an easy to use, quick reference tool

AURA (90 days of Free updates to AURA). Includes Red light cameras, Speed cameras, Dangerous Intersections and Speed Traps.  100% Verification.

Roadwork™ - Construction updates.

Trucker's Friend® - Searchable National Truck Stop Directory®

CAT Scales and Truck dealer locations

Quick Planner - determine profitability and drive time for an upcoming route

FM Lifetime Traffic