Rand McNally introduces new GPS device, new ELD program

Rand McNally introduces new GPS device, new ELD program

Rand McNally has announced the TND 740, the fifth generation of the company’s TND line of GPS devices.

TND40 is built on a new proprietary platform that enables over-the-air updates as well as a host of new driver-focused features. A powered magnetic mount makes it simpler to take the device on and off the mount in the truck; over-the-air updates for maps and other content happen seamlessly in place of docking and downloading; and a quad-core processor delivers unparalleled power and smooth and responsive navigation, the company said.

Key new features of the TND 740 highlighted by the company include:

  • A magnetic mount that powers the device, making it easier to take the TND 740 on and off the mount, in and out of the truck;
  • Seamless, over-the-air map updates that occur when connected to Wi-Fi vs. having to dock the device with a computer;
  • Lifetime Maps and Traffic Everywhere for up-to-date navigation;
  • Updated maps and map design with icons that are easier to recognize at a glance;
  • Audio-out capability, enabling drivers to route their device sound through their truck audio systems;
  • A higher resolution 7-in. screen with a brighter display;
  • Twice as much storage capacity; and
  • A faster quad core processor.

The TND 740 also comes pre-loaded with the Rand McNally Driver Connect logbook app and Bluetooth capability, which enables pairing with ELD devices—so the device is ELD-ready when drivers are ready. The app pairs with Rand McNally’s previously announced ELD 50 and DC 200 plug-in devices to provide an Electronic Logging solution.

Rand McNally also announced a new program with Progressive Insurance for drivers and fleets making the switch to E-Log devices. Through this program, drivers can receive up to $500 in gift cards after purchasing one of two Rand McNally E-Log devices, and securing their insurance through Progressive.

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