Free Truck Friendly Mapping via Google Earth
Truck drivers are being mandated to follow routes that are suitable for their vehicles. For small to midsized fleets the requirement can be an extra expense in an already challenging economy. A new program offers an economical method of determining truck friendly routes without the added expense of equipping each driver with a dedicated trucker friendly GPS. TeleType combines the use of it’s new WorldNav Truck PC software with Google Earth for an unlimited number of drivers to use free of charge
WorldNav commercial truck routing takes into account low bridges, commercially restricted areas, and hazardous material transport limitations and offers flexible routing options. Also included is an extensive database of over 12 million points of interest, including truck stops, weigh stations, restaurants, and hotels. WorldNav PC Truck routing combined with the advanced features of Google Earth such as traffic congestion, weather, and 3D building display, drivers can start a trip knowing that their route is safe for truck travel and be informed of current traffic and weather conditions, further minimizing uncertainty for commercial drivers. Using the WorldNav PC software, a dispatcher can easily create a route, upload it at no cost to Google Earth, verify the route, view it in its entirety, then relay the route to a driver. This tool is designed for small to medium sized trucking companies looking to offer accurate dispatch and mapping at a fraction of the price and complication associated with large fleet dispatch systems.
WorldNav PC software (Part #5099, $299); optional USB GPS (Part # 1259, $95). TeleType also offers dedicated trucker GPS models.
Established in 1981, TeleType has emerged to become a leader in the field of Global Positioning Systems and was the first company to offer a portable GPS solution for commercial truck drivers. TeleType specializes in software systems integration and innovative products for a variety of industries. Products range from the user-friendly GPS navigation systems to advanced developer tools such as Software Developer Kits (SDK). This latest program innovation is yet another example of the pioneering advancements that has—and will continue to— set TeleType apart in the field of GPS technologies.