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i just got the garmin nuvi 750 and i was wondering if there is a way of putting tractor trailer routes on it

truck routes

You need to give a little more info in order to answer that. If you mean you have made truck routs and want to put them on your gps if yours support routes yes you can. Or are you talking about making a poi of truck routes.

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johnm405 660 & MSS&T

im just lookin to see if

im just lookin to see if there is a way that it will give me routs that will take a truck with over size loads and no i didnt make any routs

im just lookin to see if

You can go to your opions and tell it to avoid certain roads and also tell it you are a truck or bus that will also help to route you around congested area I have a 660 so they could be a little different but we have a number of people with you model and they can get into deeper detail.

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johnm405 660 & MSS&T

ok thank u for ur help

ok thank u for ur help

760 does not have truck or

760 does not have truck or bus routing.
I believe the 660 had bus mode, which would keep you off parkways, and other non commercial streets, highways.

i was disapointed in this, as i drive a commercial van for my job, its pretty annoying to route to where u gotta go, then try to browse maps to put safe roads as way points, and sometimes it still tried to redirect you back to hte parkway you cant drive on.

I also believe the nuvi 5000 has truck routing.

truck routes

Hey johnw900....did you ever figure out how to put truck routes on your nuvi750?? I'm a truck driver also and have a nuvi780 and would really like to figure out how to put truck routes on my nuvi... or anyone else out there....How does one get truck routes onto a nuvi780???? As much time and effort that has been spent in the Garmin camp, one would think that somebody would ask...."Hey, I wonder what the truck drivers need in this country????" YA THINK?? ANYONE ??? I could really use some help with this one...thanks...Dogtracker

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There's no automatic way to do this. You would have to manually create the route either on the unit or in MapSource and send it to the unit.

You can, however, load the Low Clearance Custom POI file from here to your unit, but be aware that they don't act as avoidances.

There's currently no way to load specific avoidances to the unit other than the built in ones (unpaved roads, ferries, u-turns, etc).

truck routes

ok thanks Motorcycle Mamma...Love the unit and all that it does, but it would sure be nice if'n there was a way. Will jus look for "low clearences - weight restrictions - and the like....Dogtracker

Truck Routes

My 330 had bus routes but it didn't work all that well for the routes. I got a nuvi 200 and matched routes so I didn't see any difference. I got a nuvi 760 and for everything it has is good not great. It lags about 1/2 to 1/4 of a block. But the wider screen is defintely better than the 200. Keep'm safe

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John_nuvi_

it is annoying that some

it is annoying that some models has bus option for commercial vehicles, and not other models, would be nice if this can be via optional download, update. it cant be terribly hard, just basically avoiding parkways.

Garmin don't support truck route

I think Garmin don't support truck route, as the option to truck route work no properly, so Garmin cancel the truck option in 2008's type, such 7xx and 2xx. Is it right?

Truck routes..

scott81nyc wrote:

it is annoying that some models has bus option for commercial vehicles, and not other models, would be nice if this can be via optional download, update. it cant be terribly hard, just basically avoiding parkways.

I would think there was a way to take an older file and make it generic for all models. Thus allowing those able to program file updates. maybe making them POI's. I'm not familiar on how to do this, but it would be of gr8t interest to truckers like myself.

Commercial Vehicle Routes and GPS

I was researching the new TeleType World Nav units and they are designed for Commercial Vehicles. In fact the Pilot Truck Stops are now selling them. I am hesitant to invest ($600) in one since I like the Garmins. Now I did see that Garmin has a Model 5000 designed for RVs and Trucks but cannot determine if the routing favors the commercial vehicles. Check out the TeleType World Nav.

TeleType is not recommented.

mshea49 wrote:

I was researching the new TeleType World Nav units and they are designed for Commercial Vehicles. In fact the Pilot Truck Stops are now selling them. I am hesitant to invest ($600) in one since I like the Garmins. Now I did see that Garmin has a Model 5000 designed for RVs and Trucks but cannot determine if the routing favors the commercial vehicles. Check out the TeleType World Nav.

If you contact this company or you use this GPS, you will find this is a bad product. I want to buy this, but it is too many faults. So I don't suggest you to buy it.

World Nav GPS NO GOOD

I Bought a World Nav Gps and HATED it. I tried it for a few days and finally just sent it back for a refund.

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Barry G

World Nav

I have a World Nav 310060 GPS and very happy with it, I've used it for almost a year now and it has not failed me yet in getting to my delivery sites safely and on the right roads. I've used other GPS units for cars and for driving a truck I would choose the World Nav over any other.

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Denvil Schoolcraft

Source?

john.geng wrote:
mshea49 wrote:

I was researching the new TeleType World Nav units and they are designed for Commercial Vehicles. In fact the Pilot Truck Stops are now selling them. I am hesitant to invest ($600) in one since I like the Garmins. Now I did see that Garmin has a Model 5000 designed for RVs and Trucks but cannot determine if the routing favors the commercial vehicles. Check out the TeleType World Nav.

If you contact this company or you use this GPS, you will find this is a bad product. I want to buy this, but it is too many faults. So I don't suggest you to buy it.

john.geng
Can you supply your source on this please.
I happend to run a WorldNav 7100 Truck Routing 7" version from ohio to Florida, and it was very good letting me know about the tunnel and hazmat restrictions ahead plus weigh stations even no brake escape ramps. And I was in a car.

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Just I think.

BobDee wrote:

john.geng
Can you supply your source on this please.
I happend to run a WorldNav 7100 Truck Routing 7" version from ohio to Florida, and it was very good letting me know about the tunnel and hazmat restrictions ahead plus weigh stations even no brake escape ramps. And I was in a car.

Last year I contact the Tele Type company in November, the clerk of custom services told me that their GPS can only be used in US, but had not Canada Map, and told me can buy from internet or truck stop may be chapper than buy from their company. But when I looked for this in Internet, I find some user's review, according to their opnion, this GPS unit had many problem.

That holds true

john.geng wrote:
BobDee wrote:

john.geng
Can you supply your source on this please.
I happend to run a WorldNav 7100 Truck Routing 7" version from ohio to Florida, and it was very good letting me know about the tunnel and hazmat restrictions ahead plus weigh stations even no brake escape ramps. And I was in a car.

Last year I contact the Tele Type company in November, the clerk of custom services told me that their GPS can only be used in US, but had not Canada Map, and told me can buy from internet or truck stop may be chapper than buy from their company. But when I looked for this in Internet, I find some user's review, according to their opnion, this GPS unit had many problem.

That holds true with all GPSr's and the company that manufacture them, you can always buy them cheaper on the web than from the company site.

As far as reviews go, well you can find people that are dissatisfied with each and every one made, on a sale site. So your review is not very good.

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scott81nyc wrote:

I also believe the nuvi 5000 has truck routing.

The nuvi 5000 uses the same mapset as all nuvi's, just bigger screen. I believe there is a unit that uses PC Miller, Commercial vehicle specific map routing software, but I don't know the name of the unit, sorry.

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truck routing w/ PCMiller

ALK Technologies has PC Miller and Co-Pilot, they now have a 7" GPS for trucks 53' 80,000# hazmat routing, does practical routing also route avoidences like toll roads and such. Not bad, I've got Co-Pilot 11 on my laptop, just got a Nuvi 260w and cross reference the 2 units, Garmin sticks pretty close to the Co-Pilot, not exact but close. I like having the Garmin on dash where I can glance at it without taking my eyes off the road, Just like looking at another gage or fender mirror.

PC Miler Navigator 430

I purchased this product and found it difficult to use. Too many screens to make adjustments unlike the Street Pilots. Also after putting in a route destination, it kept notifying me that I was on a "Restricted Route" when in fact I was on the Interstate it selected. Yes it has all the features for trucks and customizing routes. But who needs directions to Mecca?
I also found that Rand McNally has a "Route Tools" that parallels the Motor Carrier's Atlas. Warning: if you buy the downloadable copy you must wait for the next working day to receive the install code. And when you download to one computer (desktop) and try to move to your laptop, it will not load. It only routes city to city (point to point). Nice route summaries, and customization but not sure if it is worth $79. When they put it in a stand alone gps and can do dock to dock it will be worth the cost.
For now just keep looking and keep trucking.

Truck route in city

Big truck route in interstate is not difficult. But in city it is challenge. I am a truck driver, I hope a real truck GPS.

GPS for truckers

Garmin now has the nuvi 465T. Designed especially for truckers.
Here's a "GPS Magazine" review: http://gpsmagazine.com/2009/05/garmin_nuvi_465t_truck_gps_re...

I really like the iQue3600...when it works. I am now on my 5-6th one. Most under warranty. Absolutely GREAT sometimes. Absolutely TRASH other times. I'm surprised that I haven't thrown it out the window yet...YET!!!

Hope this helps. It might be my next GPS

Garmin took out the truck bus mode on most of the gps

I just got a 1490t to replace my nuvi 350. The 350 had the truck bus option which I liked when I take the camper out. The 1490t does not have the option to select trucks. I miss the ability to select truck mode which gave me a better route when traveling with the truck and it did keep me off some very truck unfriendly roads that the auto mode puts you on.
Garmin made the truck unit 465. There are a bunch of mixed reviews about it at amazon. You can input your weight and size into the 465 and it supposedly keeps you away from low bridges etc...

I also believe the nuvi 5000 has truck routing

Hi there... NO - nuvi 5000 has no truck route options. Garmin like many other "perv....et companies advertises nuvi 5000 for truck and RV drivers. Although ONLY because of it's large screen. It's just another way to get someone to spend the money... Now - if you are a bit advanced in GPS you can customize it to truck driver requirements to the certain point... After using it for 2 years I have stored on mine all of the Pilots, Flying J'S, TA's, truck inspections etc. VERY QUICKLY I can find truck stop or rest area while driving on the highway - but as I say it took a lot of time to get there... I also downloaded a POI file of low clearance bridges... You can preset the GPS to give you the warning from the certain distance about approaching low clearance bridge or truck inspection... At the end of my post - I'll say again: it takes significant amount of time to get that nuvi 5000 to the point that you will be happy, but you have to do it on your own...

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