Garmin Nuvi 465T GPS For Truckers
Garmin (NASDAQ: GRMN) is taking the wraps off a new GPS for truckers, the Garmin Nuvi 465t. A GPS for long haul truckers has long been a wish list item for many of our readers. Other companies have tried building such a GPS in the past, and have failed. In the world of street GPS systems, Garmin is rarely the first to come out with a new feature– but when they do they almost always nail it. Perhaps that too will be the case with this GPS for commercial vehicles.
What will make or break a GPS for truckers is the data. You need to know more things about the road such as lane widths, bridge heights, and load restrictions. The Nuvi 465T allows the owner to build multiple “profiles” for multiple vehicles and then create routes which obey the appropriate restrictions. This Nuvi also includes locations from the National Truck and Trailer Services Breakdown Directory for truck towing and repair needs.
In addition, many more traditional navigation features are included like traffic, lane assitance, multi-destination routing with route optimization, text-to-speech, a widescreen display, and Bluetooth.
Expect to get your hands on one by the middle of the year for about $500.