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The Importance of Truck-Specific Turn-by-Turn navigation

CoPilot Truck A recent report from market research firm IDC reported smartphone vendors will ship more than 450 million units in 2011 up from 303.4 million in 2010.  With the major increase in popularity of smartphones and the wide choice of devices now easily available to consumers, it’s even more vital that professional drivers have access to dependable truck-specific turn-by-turn navigation for these mobile devices. 

According to a study conducted by the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) sponsored by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety and Federal Highway Administration, the average cost per non-fatal injury crash is greater than $195,000.  This frightening statistic combined with new regulations focused on commercial vehicle safety, are requiring drivers to continuously look for ways to improve safety compliance and avoid expensive crash costs and accidents altogether.    

Designed specifically for professional drivers, our CoPilot Truck navigation apps do exactly this.  Safe and reliable truck-legal routes are calculated based on vehicle size and load type, helping drivers improve efficiency and compliance.  The app features industry standard PC*MILER truck-specific routing to avoid commercial truck restrictions including:

  • Low bridge heights and clearances
  • Left-hand and dangerous turns
  • No U-turns for trucks
  • Hazmat or flammable materials-restricted roads

You can learn more about CoPilot Truck navigation apps for iPhone, iPad 3G, Android smart phones and tablets and Windows Mobile phones here:

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