Rand McNally unveils new GPS device

LOUISVILLE, KY. Additional detail on a larger screen, additional trucker-specific tools and enhanced features are some of the advantages of the new IntelliRoute TND 700 GPS device from Rand McNally

LOUISVILLE, KY. Additional detail on a larger screen, additional trucker-specific tools and enhanced features are some of the advantages of the new IntelliRoute TND 700 GPS device from Rand McNally.

The company unveiled its new product, which includes 7-in. high-definition screen, at the Mid-America Trucking Show here. There also 363,000 data updates included.

“Rand McNally is committed to providing innovative technology and location-based information to drivers and fleets. The IntelliRoute TND 700, with its larger, high-definition screen size, will enhance the in-cab navigation experience providing for greater ‘glanceability’ as well as a quick, thorough understanding of the road ahead,” said Dave Muscatel, CEO.

The 700 includes louder-than-normal speakers, custom designed mounting features such as an oversized suction cup and extra-long cable as well as a suite of Trucker Business Tools to assist drivers. Those tools include a notepad where drivers can type reminder information such as to “call dock with ETA 15 miles out;” and a calendar. It includes an oversized stylus.

Enhancements to current features include access to points of interest such as truck stops, rest areas, and retail locations, and advance notification for Norpass and Prepass availability at weigh stations. Border crossings can be pre-set to prohibit routing across country borders.

“The 700 series unit includes over 363,000 data updates derived from users of the IntelliRoute TND 500 ‘Tell Rand’ feedback feature as well as proprietary research from Rand McNally,” said Danny Sack, senior product manager. “Overall, IntelliRoute TND devices provide 35% more truck routing information than other GPS units. Accurate, truck-specific road data and restrictions help avoid accidents and substantial fines, improve asset utilization and arrival times, and keeps insurance costs down for drivers.”

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