Rand McNally announced the launch of a truck navigation device designed for owner-operators and professional truck drivers. IntelliRoute TND 500 has 35% more truck-attributed roads than its leading competitor and nearly 13,000 truck-related geo-coded points of interest. The inclusion of The Trucker’s Friend National Truckstop Directory provides more than 50 searchable amenities for each location.
The navigation device is designed specifically for the over-the-road professional truck driver for routing and real-time navigation. It will calculate a route based on truck attributes (length, width, height) as well as type of route desired (quickest or shortest, tolls or no tolls). A route can be optimized for multiple stops for efficient use of miles and fuel expenses, and then provided to the trucker via turn-by-turn spoken directions. The device is flexible enough to use for multiple vehicle sizes, from a 53-foot combination truck to a car.
Rand McNally also plans to provide real-time overlays and additional products such as RoadWork construction updates that allow the user to route around construction delays.
IntelliRoute TND 500 will be available in October and online.