New Garmin GPS adds features truckers need

The driving life has never been more complicated. Events of the past several months have meant that while most professional drivers have been recognized as “essential”, they have also made it harder to get from Point “A” to Point “B” every day.

In the midst of all the change, Garmin delivered a line of trucking-specific navigation devices that ought to make trucking travel a little more predictable and somewhat easier. The company released three oversized GPS units: the dēzl OTR700/800/1000 GPS truck navigators, all of which provide a bigger screen and more features.

Garmin dēzl OTR700Garmin dēzl OTR700

The dēzl OTR700 has an easy-to-read HD touchscreen, load-to-dock guidance and custom truck routing based on the size and weight of your rig.

 The new dēzl OTR700 introduces industry-best load-to-dock guidance – allowing drivers to see specific loading zones and storage lots to bypass common public entrances when approaching their destination. 

This oversized navigator is loaded with features necessary for over-the-road truckers. Drivers can input the size and weight of their truck to receive custom truck routing and take advantage of road warnings to see alerts for upcoming bridge heights, weight limits, sharp curves, steep grades, and more. The dēzl OTR700 also has a preloaded directory of truck and trailer services, letting drivers find preferred truck stops by brand or amenities. The unit’s truck-friendly parking information and timely break planning notifications help truckers make the most of each stop. 

The dēzl OTR700 comes with several mounting options, including a powered magnetic mount with a heavy-duty suction cup, a screw-down mount, and a 1-inch ball adapter with an AMPS plate compatible with RAM mounting systems.

And, it can be paired with the Garmin Drivemobile app to access live fuel prices, traffic and weather, as well as phone notifications and photoLive traffic camera updates. Additionally, the GPS navigators can be paired with Garmin’s wireless backup cameras5, or third party backup cameras6 to easily see behind a truck when reversing. The dēzl series also works with the Garmin eLog compliant ELD for subscription-free hours of service recording.