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Every truck driver has the same goal – To deliver their loads on time and to the right place. Yes, there is a lot that goes on from loading to delivery, but what matters most is that the goods get delivered.

And the best way to ensure that happens is to feel confident in the routes you’re taking. Whether you’re a long-haul driver or hot shot loading, having the best trucking GPS to navigate you is essential for success.

Here are a few of the features that most truck drivers look for in their GPS:

  • Accurate fueling destinations and pricing
  • Lists points of interest (truck stops, rest areas, weigh stations, hotels)
  • Custom routing options
  • Detailed and updated maps
  • Live Traffic and Road Alerts
  • Live Weather Updates
  • Bluetooth® Enabled
  • Hands-free calling
  • Built-In Dash Cam

That’s why we’re going to let you know our favorite picks for the best GPS for truck drivers to have in 2019.

A quick search online will find you a lot of GPS options but there are two brands we recommend for your truck.

Garmin Or Rand McNally GPS For Trucking

Which trucking GPS is better?

When comparing Garmin vs. Rand McNally truck GPS, it really comes down to the features and how it helps you deliver your loads safely and on time. Features like custom routing options, road warnings, up-to-date maps will be key, so let’s discuss the best GPS each offer for 2019.

Garmin Truck Driver GPS Options for 2019

Garmin dēzlCam 785 LMT-S

An all-in-one, feature-rich GPS navigator that delivers as well as you do.


  • Ideal for long-haul truck drivers
  • Built-in 7-inch dash cam to record your drive and enable driver awareness features
  • Durable construction
  • Custom truck routing options based on size, load, and weight of your truck
  • Up-to-date road alerts
  • Provides weather and traffic information without an internet connection
  • Provides multiple route options with live map updates
  • Voice control camera with Bluetooth® hands-free calling and built-in Wi-Fi®
  • Provides easy break planning with lists of nearby points of interest
  • Backup camera compatible


  • SD Memory Card needed for extended memory
  • Does not include Bluetooth headset

What we love about the Garmin dēzl series is it comes with a lot of the safety and technical features you want in a modern, dependable GPS. The cons are minimal compared to all it has to offer.

Other GPS from Garmin to consider

dēzl™ 580 LMT-S – This model does not come with a dash cam and is slightly smaller at 5 inches. What is great is that it has all the same features as the dēzlCam 785 LMT-S.

Rand McNally Truck Driver GPS Options 2019

Rand McNally OverDryve™ Pro

An all-in-one dashboard device that’s the perfect companion for any commercial truck driver.


  • Built-in 7-inch dash cam to capture road conditions ahead
  • Compatible with Rand McNally ELD systems
  • Award-winning truck-specific navigation
  • Provides real-time updates about the weather, traffic, and fuel prices according to your route
  • Advanced lane guidance
  • Up-to-date route comparison and road alerts
  • Provides fuel logs
  • Convenient voice assistance for weather, sports, traffic, music and more
  • Built-in SiriusXM radio
  • Hands-free calling, texting and navigating


  • SD Memory Card needed for extended memory
  • Bluetooth headset not included

Rand McNally always offers dependable GPS that help navigate you from point A to B. If your fleet uses Rand McNally ELD systems, this is the GPS for you. And one of the best built-in features with the OverDryve Pro is the satellite radio and entertainment.

Other GPS from Rand McNally to consider

TND™ 540 – This 5-inch screen GPS is a reliable navigation system that has advanced navigation services, more storage, faster processor, more smart features than previous models. Plus, it’s compatible with Rand McNally ELD systems.

Trucking GPS Options In 2019

In 2019, we should expect our GPS to work as hard as we do and these two GPS’s are by far the best bang for your buck. Both have all the safety and tech features to help you save on fuel, avoid traffic, and find the best route to get you to your destination safe and sound.

For more questions on the best truck GPS, trucking equipment and dispatch software, contact the small fleet experts at HaulHound. Our comprehensive and easy-to-use software can be an extra tool on the road that helps you keep your truck filled and make you more money in the new year.