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Choosing the best sat nav for your Truck or HGV

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Friday, 08 January 2016 GMT

Author: Staveley Head

As providers of HGV insurance we know just how annoying driving a large vehicle on British roads can be – especially when you’re driving in unfamiliar places. We’ve all seen HGV blunders, after all! This is why it’s important to find the HGV sat nav that’s right for you.

A trucking sat nav works slightly differently to a normal car’s sat nav. The difference is that rather than finding the quickest route, it will help you avoid obstacles such as low bridges and unsuitable roads.

Finding the right truck sat nav can take time, so we’re comparing some of the most well-known sat nav brands to help you make your decision.


Garmin Dezl 760LMT

HGV sat nav garmin


The Garmin Dezl 760 LMT is ready to use right out of the box. Its fast processor and touch screen technology make preparing for a journey easy. All you need to do is input the vehicle’s height, weight, length and width – then you’re good to go.

During your journey even the most complicated junctions are a breeze with dual screen technology and PhotoReal – a feature that provides realistic photos of upcoming junctions.

Tom Tom Pro 5250 Truck

Tom Tom Pro 5250 Truck


This 2015 version of the TomTom Pro 5250 Truck is an improvement on the earlier 5150 version. The 5250 offers a less cluttered screen along with other handy features:

  • Pinch and zoom technology which allows you to explore your chosen route before your journey
  • 3D mapping which makes viewing spaces and areas much more realistic

Live traffic updates is another great feature, although this is only free for a year. Which reminds us, when purchasing your truck sat nav check out the extra associated costs!

Truckmate Pro S6800

Truckmate Pro S6800


This HGV sat nav has many fantastic features, but the one that sets it apart from the rest is the tyre pilot. The tyre pilot is a monitoring system that identifies tyre pressure – with 3% of vehicle accidents being due to tyre defects this feature may help reduce accidents.

Truckmate Pro also offers junction view and lane guidance, making complicated junctions much easier to negotiate. All in all, the Truckmate Pro S6800 sat nav encourages safe driving with its clever features.

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