Driving a truck is one of the most demanding jobs in the world, but having the right tools can make your time behind the wheel much less stressful. With the goal of easing the burden for the hardest-working people in the world, Garmin says it has developed a comprehensive assortment of trucking products. From GPS navigators to dash cams, headsets, smartwatches, and more, these products work seamlessly together to help you truck smarter, healthier, and more efficiently.
dēzl OTR navigation
Garmin’s flagship trucking navigation series features large, high-definition touchscreen displays up to 10”. The latest models introduced enhanced arrival planning with satellite imagery, so you can see high-resolution aerial views of truck entrances, security gates, and loading dock destinations. Drivers can utilize custom routing based on the size and weight of their rig (not available in all regions; always defer to posted road signs) and increase awareness, with road warnings for potential hazards along the route.
Purpose-built for truck drivers, Garmin’s premium headsets are engineered for use in noisy cab environments. Whether on duty or at a rest stop, drivers can benefit from these wireless headsets which provide crystal clear audio, active noise cancellation, and up to 50 hours of continuous Bluetooth talk time to endure long days and nights on the road. Use a dēzl headset with a dēzl OTR navigator so routing prompts can seamlessly blend into your audio stream and voice commands can be heard through your headset to control your navigator.
Instinct 2 – dēzl edition smartwatch
Truck driver health is important. This Garmin smartwatch monitors health and wellness around the clock by tracking heart rate, stress levels, sleep monitoring and more. It also adds convenience to your day by displaying reward point balances and provides access to member loyalty programs from select leading travel plazas. With an active PrePass® account, you can receive on-screen PrePass notifications for upcoming weigh stations and bypass decisions. The watch also pairs with dēzl OTR series navigators to view break planning timers and health metrics on both the navigator and the smartwatch.
Dash Cam Live
Perhaps no single tool can be more valuable for a professional trucker looking to protect their driving record than a dash cam (jurisdiction restrictions apply). Garmin’s newest installment in its robust lineup is Dash Cam Live – the always-on LTE dash cam – which can serve as an eyewitness, giving you immediate proof should you ever be involved in an accident. Your saved video clips are automatically stored for you in an app on your smartphone, making it quick and easy to share important videos. With an LTE subscription, it can also show a live view from the dash cam to your phone via the Garmin Drive smartphone app.
Garmin eLog compliant ELD
Looking for a way to log your hours automatically? Easy to install with a one-time purchase and no subscription fees, the Garmin eLog is an hours-of-service (HOS) electronic logging device designed to prepare HOS records of duty status.