Garmin introduces the next generation of navigation for truck drivers

3 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineSeptember 13, 2017

Garmin Australasia has introduced the dezl 580 LMT-S, the only truck navigator on the market that offers easy break planning, built-in Wi-Fi for seamless updates, live services, and a full suite of smart solutions to assist truckers on every route.

The dezl 580 LMT-S features an easy-to-read 5” display, customised truck routing for the size and weight of your truck, plus alerts for upcoming bridge heights, weight limits, sharp curves, steep grades, etc. Easy break planning is now possible thanks to break planning notifications with suggestions for upcoming truck stops, weigh stations, rest areas, and more.

The dezl 580 LMT-S has a truck and trailer services directory that allows filtering by preferred brands or amenities. The device can also receive free real-time data when wirelessly connected to a trucker‘s smartphone using the free Smartphone Link mobile app. Once paired, the driver can use a wide range of features including free live traffic and weather forecasts. The new Dispatch and Track entry-level truck monitoring solution allows business owners and dispatchers to send text messages and addresses to their drivers with the option to track their routes to completion.

Truck parking data is available to help find accessible 18-wheeler parking spaces at truck and rest stops. Easy Route Shaping lets truckers effortlessly alter routes to include preferred roads or cities by using the touchscreen, and Truck Profiles makes it easy to quickly switch between trailer sizes with the simple touch of a button. TripAdvisor data gives drivers access to ratings for popular travel points such as hotels, restaurants, and attractions. Voice-activated navigation gives hands-free control of the navigator, and spoken Garmin Real Directions add navigational cues with recognisable landmarks, buildings and traffic lights.

Preloaded with maps of Australia and New Zealand, the dezl 580 LMT-S offers free lifetime map updates. The device is compatible with the Garmin BC 30 wireless backup camera and also works with the subscription-free Garmin eLog compliant ELD solution.

The Garmin dezl 580 LMT-S has a recommended retail price of $469 in New Zealand. For more information, visit