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Best Sat Navs for trucks in 2018

05/02/18 | Technology

If you are looking to find the best truck Sat Nav in 2018, you will not want to shop for a regular Sat Nav. Instead you want to be looking for a driver specific technology that is going to do more than just direct you to where you need to be.

When you are driving a larger vehicle, there are going to come times where certain roads and bridges will restrict you from taking that particular route, with a Truck Sat Nav it will work by calculating your route based on a selection of criteria such as the length, width, height and weight of your HGV and therefore provide direction that will take you around low bridges or restricted roads. These type of Sat Navs also come with larger screens and points of interest databases that come with specific place where you can park your Truck or Campervan overnight.

We have handpicked a few recommendations to consider when comes to purchasing your truck Sat Nav.


1. Garmin Dezl 770 LMT-D

Garmin Dezl 770 LMT-D

The Garmin Dezl 770 LMT-D is the latest 2017 model released, and even after a few years after the Garmin model was designed, the features are still up to date and extremely relevant.

Key features include:

  • 7 inch glass touchscreen display truck satellite navigation with detailed maps of full Europe (45 countries)
  • Free lifetime map updates and digital traffic alerts
  • Custom truck routing for the size, weight and load of your truck. Physical dimensions 19.81 x 12.11 x 2.55 cm and Display size:15.3 x 8.5 cm; diag 17.6 cm
  • Truck and trailer services directory, plus points of interest (POIs) highly-rated by truckers
  • Road warnings, including sharp curves, bridge heights, weight limits and more

Bluetooth comes as standard meaning that you can make a receive calls using the in-built speaker and connect the wireless back up camera to help you when you need to reverse your truck.

The Garmin Dezl 770LMT is a brilliant sat nav unit and the free lifetime map, traffic and speed camera alerts will help you keep your sat nav working and up to date for the foreseeable future.


2. TomTom Trucker 6100


The TomTom Trucker 6100 has been designed to help drivers find the fastest and safest route on their journey. Once you are ready to go you simply enter your truck’s height, length, weight and width, and the sat nav will only show you routes that your truck is allowed to travel down.

Key features include:

  • Customised routes for your vehicle type, size, weight, cargo and speed
  • Receive an updated map 4 times a year
  • Get a realistic estimated time of arrival
  • Receive real time traffic information across Europe

Drivers can pre-plan routes using their smartphone or computer from their home or office. You can also add your preferred stopping points into the device, so that it can calculate routes that include these stops.

3. Garmin DezlCam

Garmin Truck Sat Nav

The Garmin DezlCamTruck Sat Nav is Garmin’s new and improved sat nav design and comes with a range of features which includes a camera that provides both front and back recordings, ideal for recording incidence and disruption.

Key features include:

• Combined truck satellite navigation and dash camera with 6 inch p inch to zoom glass touchscreen display
• Built-in dash camera continuously records your drive
• Customised truck routing, truck specific points of interest and route warnings
• Bluetooth for voice activated navigation and hands-free calling
• Free lifetime map updates for full Europe (45 countries) and digital traffic


If you have used any of the Sat Navs we have mentioned in this article or would like to recommend another, we would love to hear from you, comment or email in and tell us more.



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