Thursday 27th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

New European truck routeing from TomTom

TomTom has launched a new route guidance system, the TomTom PRO 7100 TRUCK, which provides a expansion of its coverage of access restrictions affecting large vehicles around Europe.

The new system offers route guidance for large vehicles in some 45 countries, and is now able to display weight- and dimension-related access restrictions for major and interconnecting roads across 15 countries, since the addition of Denmark, Hungary, and Sweden to its coverage.

The route guidance favours major roads, minimises sharp turns and makes allowances for the lower speeds at which trucks typically travel. In the 15 countries where the additional access restriction information is available, the PRO 7100 TRUCK alerts the driver to access restrictions based on height, width, length, weight and weight per axle of the vehicle.

It can be part of TomTom’s fleet management software, WORKsmart. This allows companies to dispatch jobs while taking real-time data on driving and working hours from the digital tachograph into account.