Rand McNally GPS


curmudgeon extraordinare
Rand McNally GPS is actually updated faster than the paper map


Professional Pot-Stirrer
I find google maps good for addresses but useless for travel time and truck routes. Still Rand McNally on its own is not enough sometimes as the updates are not done very well in that there are always lots of new roads missing even after updates.
It's only as good as the third-party road database. Municipalities are under no obligation to report changes to roads, new restrictions, etc.

Nothing like looking on Google Maps for the million square foot warehouse that is your destination, and finding a field.

Or... your RM GPS can't find your address because the shipper/receiver gave you a postal address (town/zipcode) and a street address that's in a different municipality.

The point is, we *blame* the box, when it can be a problem that RM has no control over. It's a tool. Try running a trip like we used to with ONLY vague instructions, and the RMCA - which may only provide major highways to a dot that your destination is located in. What we have now is an order of magnitude improvement over 10 years ago. But... GPS is just one tool in your bag of trucking tricks. It's imperfect, and should be recognized as that.


I have a TND80 and it’s pure junk. Also have a 530 and it’s junk as well. Glad I didn’t buy the overdrive pro. The TND80 crashes constantly, it’s brand new and absolutely useless.
sorry to hear this..what happened when you called support?


New Member
I just started using a RM TND 540. I like the RM more than the Garmin dezl 580 I was using. I still keep the Garmin in my truck for backup though
I've only had the RM for 3 weeks so far, but in my opinion it is a better GPS tool