Route4Trucks – GPS Truck Navigation App for Commercial Vehicles
Route4Trucks is a multi-stop truck route planner and GPS truck navigation app for truckers, commercial vehicle drivers, and RV drivers. With Route4Trucks, you can easily plan and navigate multi-stop truck routes with road restrictions and commercial constraints, stay compliant with commercial trucking regulations and avoid fines, tickets, and expensive tolls.
First, add custom parameters of your truck, RV, or commercial vehicle. Next, pick on the map or select autocompleted addresses you want to visit, and then tap Start to navigate. Route4Trucks will automatically generate the fastest and most optimal trucking GPS navigation directions with traffic specifically for your vehicle’s parameters. Depending on your commercial vehicle’s height, width, weight, and other specs, your truck route will avoid low bridges, narrow roads, roads with weight restrictions, etc.
Additionally, you can add more road restrictions to avoid highways, toll roads, ferries, tunnels, unpaved roads, etc. For your safety, Route4Trucks supports voice-guided truck GPS navigation so you can keep your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. Moreover, you can use the dark theme or night mode when navigating routes at night. Furthermore, our trucker app supports built-in navigation with traffic and live truck traffic updates.
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Get Started with the Route4Trucks Truck GPS Navigation App
Getting started with the Route4Trucks truck navigation app is fast and easy. First, choose the preferred sign-up option: Continue with Google or Continue with Apple. Next, tap on the “Try For Free” button to start your Route4Trucks 7-day free truck GPS app trial. In detail, you can use the app completely free for 7 days without any limitations and discover how it can make your trucking routes faster, more efficient, and compliant.
Next, add your vehicle’s custom dimensions and attributes. Specifically, create a commercial vehicle profile with the following truck restrictions and parameters: Vehicle Name, Vehicle Height, Vehicle Width, Vehicle Length, Vehicle Total Weight, and Weight per Axle Group. This way, you can add Class 1 to Class 8 trucks (light-duty, medium-duty, and heavy-duty trucks).
In the “Hazardous Materials” field, you can add the following HAZMAT truck restrictions: Explosives, Gas, Flammable, Flammable Solid/Combustible, Organic, Poison, Radioactive, Corrosive, Poisonous Inhalation Hazard, Harmful for Water, etc.
Plan Multi-Stop Truck Routes for Commercial Vehicles
To plan a single-stop or multi-stop truck route, all you need to do is add the preferred addresses. For your convenience, you can add addresses manually or pick addresses right from the map. To pick an address from the map, tap and hold on the preferred location on the map, and the app will automatically pick the nearest valid address.
Next, check the suggested address and then tap on the “Add to Route” button to add the address to your route as a stop. After that, Route4Trucks will automatically generate the fastest trucker path and most optimal trucking GPS driving directions to the added stop address, accounting for your vehicle’s parameters and restrictions.
To manually add a stop address, tap on the “Enter Address” field and then start typing in the preferred address. Route4Trucks will automatically suggest valid addresses based on the entered details. Accordingly, you can select one of the autocomplete suggested addresses and then tap on the “Add to Route” button to add the address to your route as a stop. After that, Route4Trucks will automatically provide the fastest and most optimal truck driving directions to the added stop address.
Accordingly, you can add more addresses to the route to plan a multi-stop route. Specifically, you can Plan Commercial Vehicle Routes with Up to 5 Stops. To do so, pick more addresses from the trucker map or tap on the “Add Stop” field and manually add more stop addresses to the route. This way, in addition to customer addresses, you can also add truck stops, rest areas, weigh stations, fuel stations, truck parking spots, CAT scales, etc., as stops on your truck route.
Furthermore, after adding the preferred stop addresses, you can easily remove stops or change the stop sequence. To change the sequence of stops, drag and drop stops to the preferred sequence position on the route. After removing stops or changing the stop sequence, Route4Trucks will automatically update truck driving directions. After adding stop addresses in the preferred visitation sequence, you can start the truck GPS navigation of your route.
Additionally, you can enable various road restrictions before starting route navigation. To do so, tap on the settings icon in the top left corner of the map before starting the commercial navigation. After that, in the “Restrictions” section, you can enable or disable the following road restrictions: Avoid Highways, Avoid Tolls, Avoid Ferries, Avoid Tunnels, and Avoid Unpaved Roads.
Accordingly, the app will automatically update your truck route GPS directions based on your road restrictions settings.
Navigate Multi-Stop Routes with Voice GPS Truck Navigation
To start the truck route GPS navigation after adding stop addresses, tap on the “Start” button. Next, tap on the “Confirm” button to confirm the vehicle for navigating your truck route or the “Switch Vehicle” button to select another commercial vehicle.
Accordingly, Route4Trucks will automatically generate the fastest and most optimal truck driving directions based on the parameters and truck restrictions of the selected vehicle. After that, you can proceed to navigate your truck route using commercial vehicle GPS navigation.
The Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) and Remaining Distance to the next stop is displayed at the bottom of the navigation screen. To check the ETA and remaining distance to each stop on a multi-stop truck driving route, tap on the menu icon in the bottom left corner of the map. Moreover, the app dynamically updates ETAs based on the truck speed, traffic, visited stops, etc.
To enable or disable Voice-Guided Truck GPS Navigation, tap on the speaker button in the top right corner of the map. When enabled, the app will tell you when and where to make the next turn to reach your destination.
You can check the Allowed Speed Limit on the road you are currently driving in the bottom left corner of the map. Moreover, when you exceed the allowed truck speed limit, the app alerts you with a sound and shows your current driving speed.
For your convenience and efficiency, you can adjust the commercial vehicle GPS map zoom and angle using gestures. Specifically, you can zoom in and out on the map using the finger stretch and finger pinch gestures. Additionally, you can place two fingers on the map and move them up or down together to increase or decrease the map tilt angle.
By adjusting your truck map zoom and tilt angle, you can see the landscape along the route, detailed building shapes, directions from your current location to the next stop, or the entire multi-stop route overview.
Furthermore, you can Add Stops, Remove Stops, or Resequence Route stops after you’ve started navigating your truck route. First, tap and hold on the X button to exit the truck navigation. Next, add new stops, remove existing stops, or resequence the route. After making the preferred changes, tap on the “Start” button to resume navigation. Accordingly, Route4Trucks will automatically update truck navigation directions based on the adjusted stops.
As you navigate a multi-stop truck route, the truck navigation app automatically notifies you about arriving at each route stop and shows the respective stop address. Next, tap on the “Go to Next Destination” button to start the navigation to the next route stop.
Similarly, when you arrive at the last stop, the app notifies you about arriving at the end of the route and shows the respective stop address. After that, tap on the “End Navigation” button to complete the route and close route navigation.
Route4Trucks App Settings, Vehicles, Restrictions, and Account
To adjust Route4Trucks app settings, tap on the menu icon in the top left corner of the screen and then select the preferred option. Further, you can learn how to add and manage your vehicles, enable and disable road restrictions, change map view modes, adjust app units, voice, map traffic, and more.
Vehicles – Add and Manage Trucks and Commercial Vehicle Profiles
To open your vehicles, tap on the menu icon in the top left corner of the map and then go to “Settings” from the menu. Next, tap on the vehicle in the “Vehicle” section to open your vehicles list.
Accordingly, to Add a New Vehicle, tap on the plus icon in the top right corner of the screen and then fill out the vehicle restrictions and parameters. To Edit a Vehicle, tap on the pencil icon next to the preferred vehicle and then make the preferred changes. To Select a Vehicle for Truck Routing and Navigation, tap on the radio button next to the preferred vehicle.
Road Restrictions – Enable Truck Route Road Avoidances
To enable road restrictions from the route planning screen, tap on the settings icon in the top left corner of the map. To enable road restrictions in the app’s settings, tap on the menu icon in the top left corner of the screen and then go to “Settings“.
Next, in the “Restrictions” section, you can enable and disable the following truck route road restrictions: Avoid Highways, Avoid Tolls, Avoid Ferries, Avoid Tunnels, and Avoid Unpaved Roads.
Route4Trucks will automatically generate truck route directions that avoid or include highways, toll roads, ferries over water crossways, tunnels, unpaved roads, etc. Accordingly, your truck route and trucker GPS navigation directions can vary depending on the enabled and disabled road avoidance settings.
Map Mode – Satellite and Night Mode Truck Navigation Maps
For your convenience and driver safety, you can change your truck GPS map view mode on the route planner and navigation screens. To do so, tap on the layers button in the top right corner of the map when planning a route, and then choose the preferred map view mode.
For example, you can use the commercial satellite truck maps view mode to view satellite imagery of real 3D buildings, real terrain, or landscape for more detailed route planning and navigation. Accordingly, you can use the navigation dark theme or truck maps night mode for safer driving at night.
Depending on the map view mode on the route planning screen, the same map view mode is applied to the GPS truck maps on the navigation screen. Accordingly, you can use regular, satellite, and dark theme truck maps for navigating your commercial truck GPS routes. Furthermore, you can use gestures to adjust the map zoom and tilt angle for a more detailed map view.
App Settings – Units, Traffic, and Voice Navigation
To adjust the Route4Trucks app settings, tap on the menu icon in the top left corner of the screen, go to “App Settings” from the menu, and then adjust the preferred settings.
|Units||Select Imperial Units (miles, pounds, and feet) or Metric Units (kilometers, kilograms, and meters). For example, distance units are used on the route planning and route navigation screens. Accordingly, weight, height, and other units are used in commercial vehicle profiles.|
|Show Traffic||When enabled, the app displays roads with heavy traffic in red color and roads with medium traffic in yellow color. Accordingly, the traffic can be displayed on the map of the route planning and route navigation screens. Equally important, Route4Trucks automatically updates the commercial GPS traffic in real time.|
|Voice||Choose and download the preferred languages and voice types for your GPS truck voice-guided navigation.|
Route4Trucks App Account and Subscription Management
To Open and Manage Your Route4Trucks Account, tap on the menu icon in the top left corner of the screen and then go to “My Account” from the menu. Next, you can check your account details, sign out of your account, or delete your account.
NOTE: Your Route4Trucks account is linked to the Apple or Google account you used for registration.
To Open and Manage Your Route4Trucks Subscription on an iPhone or iPad, open the settings on your device. Next, go to your Apple ID information from the top, go to “Subscriptions” from the menu, and then open the Route4Trucks subscription. After that, you can check your subscription option, due date, payment amount, and other subscription details. NOTE: When you purchase a Route4Trucks subscription on your iPhone or iPad, your subscription is linked to your Apple ID. Accordingly, your Route4Trucks subscription is billed by Apple, and Route4Me can’t change or cancel your Route4Trucks subscription. Additionally, learn more about managing App Store subscriptions on this Apple Support page.
Route4Trucks Software and Hardware Requirements
To make sure you can easily navigate commercial vehicle compliant routes, Route4Trucks is supported on most Apple devices (iPhones and iPads). Below, you can find the minimum and recommended Route4Trucks software and hardware requirements.
|Software||Route4Trucks is supported on iOS 15 and above. The latest iOS version is recommended for optimal operation.|
|Hardware||iPhone 5s and newer. iPad Air and newer, including iPad (2017) and iPad Pro. iPad Mini 2 and newer.|
|Data Connectivity||Wi-Fi and Cellular.|
|Maps Storage||Minimum of 100 MB is required for the storage of map data. Additional storage can be required for saving voice packages for navigation, etc.|
If you are looking for a Google Truck Maps-like app for truckers, try Route4Trucks 7-day free truck GPS app trial. Additionally, learn more about other best trucking GPS apps for commercial vehicles in 2022. Specifically, such trip planner apps and free GPS trackers as Apple Maps (iPhone Maps) or paid truck GPS apps as Copilot, Trucker Path, eMotive (Formerly KeepTruckin), etc.