standalone gps sucks simply put. One the display is small and hard to see .when you are driving an 80 ft vehicle you can accidently swerve trying to zoom in to see where you are at you will kill someone. Second and most important is they show car routes only not big truck routes. Most people seem to forget a semi sits at least 13ft 6 inches tall and cant make alot of tight turns. I run alk copilot truck gps. Shows DOT approved routes. My laptop has a 16" screen on it which makes it really easy to read it while driving. I also do all of my logbooking on my computer and print it out for the oh so unfriendly DOT when requested. I run Copilot truck,microsoft streets and trips, and delorme all on my laptop. Works like a charm. My wife helps out too sometimes.
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