Daimler Trucks North America Affiliated Dealers Offer GPS Designed Specifically for Owner-Operators and Professional Truck Drivers IntelliRoute® TND™500 Delivers Accurate Routing to Save Miles, Time a
Portland, Ore., - More than 400 Freightliner, Sterling and Western Star dealers throughout the U.S. are pleased to offer a new truck navigation device designed specifically for the routing and real-time navigation needs of over-the-road professional truck drivers. The Rand McNally IntelliRoute® TND™ 500 will be available as of October.
The IntelliRoute TND 500 boasts 35 percent more truck-attributed roads than its leading competitor thousands of points of interest including each Freightliner, Sterling and Western Star dealer in North America. Furthermore, the device offers exceptional detail with address-to-address mile calculation, rather than just ending at a highway junction as many systems have done in the past.
Leveraging the proprietary databases of Rand McNally, the device will calculate a route based on truck attributes (48 or 53-ft length, width, height, and HazMat), as well as type of route desired (fastest, shortest, tolls or no tolls). Routes may be optimized for multiple stops for the most efficient use of miles and fuel, and the information conveyed to drivers with turn-by-turn spoken directions. The device is flexible enough for use by vehicles of various sizes, from a 53-foot combination truck, a double or triple trailer truck to an automobile.
Benjamin McKee, product segment manager, Daimler Trucks North America, commented about the IntelliRoute TND 500: "This is the first portable navigation system for trucks that has the features truckers actually need. This design responds to their specific requirements."
Rand McNally worked with truck drivers across the U.S. to create a unit that delivers more than just truck navigation. The IntelliRoute TND 500 provides unique Trucker Business Tools that allow drivers to reduce time-consuming calculations and save money. In additional to truck-specific routing features, these tools include:
Convenient and time-saving timers and logs that allow drivers to quickly calculate and monitor driving time and time on duty.
State and province mileage breakdowns that track miles driven in every U.S. state and Canadian province for organized bookkeeping and fuel tax reporting.
A commercial grade address book to organize thousands of entries and search addresses by company, state or other criteria.
A Quick Planner to determine profitability and drive time an upcoming route.
Rand McNally's Motor Carriers' Road Atlas, cross-referenced to the page and grid, allowing drivers to review key resource information.
A big screen calculator that facilitates quick math calculations and conversions in either standard or metric units.
The Trucker's Friend® National Truck Stop Directory® with thousands of truck stops that can be searched by amenities available at the location.
Rand McNally also plans to provide real-time overlays and additional products such as RoadWork™ construction updates that allow drivers to route around construction delays.
Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Ore., is the leading medium- and heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 4-8 vehicles and is a Daimler company, the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.
Rand McNally and IntelliRoute are registered trademarks, and TND is a trademark of Rand McNally.