Commercial & Large Truck Specific GPS Training

Posted on Mar 12 , 2013
Not all global positioning systems (GPS) are created equal. Some navigation systems are designed specifically for commercial and large truck drivers. Why does it matter which navigation system you use? GPS Training would tell drivers. If you use a navigation system for smaller vehicles, it will not provide you with important route restrictions, such as low bridge overpasses. That’s why it is critical that you use the right GPS navigation system when you operate your commercial truck on our Nation’s roadways. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has begun distributing “visor cards” to truck drivers warning them that using navigation GPS devices meant for smaller vehicles can be dangerous and could lead to trucks hitting low bridges. The FMCSA urges the use of GPS devices designed specifically for large trucks that incorporate road restrictions such as low bridges. These new federal standards for GPS use among big truck drivers will be the first major steps to decrease life-threatening bridge strikes that can often result in serious injury, death and massive delays.

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