Mounts for Peterbilt Trucks and Rigs

We spend a lot of time talking about phone, GPS and laptop mounts for cars and motorcycles.  Today, we go in the opposite direction and talk about mounts for Peterbilt trucks and rigs. This isn’t as easy as simply using a mount made for a car.  A Peterbilt truck is much larger.  The windshield is further from the driver.  The seats are higher.  Everything is a further reach.  We need to look at larger and heavier duty mounts. There are mounts available to hold almost anything.  From something as small as an Apple iPhone to as large as a full-sized … Read more

Garmin BC 30 Wireless Backup Camera

The Garmin BC 30 Wireless Backup Camera can be added to many of their latest Nuvi and Dezl GPS units.  The backup camera is an excellent addition for vehicles that do not have one already installed or for trailers that do not likely have a backup camera.  While certainly not a substitute for turning your head to check for oncoming vehicles, a backup camera is useful for backing into spaces to ensure you will not hit the object behind you.  The backup camera integrates with the GPS device and leverages the display that’s used for a GPS.  If you hook it … Read more

Garmin dezl 570LMT Truck and Car Mounts

The Garmin dezl 570LMT is Garmin’s annual truck GPS refresh of their 5″ screen model. This GPS includes many features including lifetime traffic, bluetooth and voice recognition. This upgraded model includes extra-loud, enhanced speakers to deliver clearly spoken, turn-by-turn directions that are loud enough to be heard over road noise.  The GPS has features that are useful for truckers such as routes customized towards the weight of the vehicle, truck stops and other information (such as bridge heights).  The Garmin dezl 570LMT includes features to permit the driver to enter their hours of service and related information such as number of miles driven in … Read more

Garmin dezl 770LMTHD Car and Truck Mounts

The Garmin dezl 770LMTHD is Garmin’s annual truck GPS refresh in the 7″ screen market. The 7-inch pinch-to-zoom display operates similarly to what you would find on any smartphone.  This GPS includes a lot of premium features including lifetime traffic, bluetooth and voice recognition.  The traffic that’s available for this GPS includes the HD version which is a bit more complete and accurate versus the standard that was available with the predecessor which was the 760LMT.  The GPS has features that are useful for truckers such as routes customized towards the weight of the vehicle, truck stops and other information (such as bridge heights). … Read more

Truck and Rig Mounts for Garmin dezlCam LMTHD

Like the recently announced NuviCam, the Garmin dezlCam LMTHD seems like a great idea.  This GPS is made for truckers.  It includes custom truck routing for the size and weight of the truck and also gives you guidance to the nearest truck stop.  Combining a high quality high definition display GPS with a high resolution camera provides a lot of feature potential.  Garmin claims this device will be able to provide you with advanced features which cost thousands of dollars in many car models.  The camera paired with the 6″ GPS provides collision avoidance alerts if following too close to … Read more

GPS and Cell Phone Mounts for Trucks and Rigs

Today we will discuss GPS and Cell Phone mounts for trucks and rigs.  Mounting a device in a truck has unique requirements that differ from placing it in a car.  A truck has a much deeper reach to the windshield so a basic suction cup mount will prove to be inconvenient. Thinking about the suction cup mount furnished with most GPS units, these are a few inches long at best.  It’s difficult for a truck driver to reach forward that far so a suction mount that’s really long is what’s needed.  I have also found that truckers are more receptive to … Read more