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Re: truck driving features

Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:28 pm

I know I'm late to this but has anything been added? I have to drive a truck sometimes for work and we aren't provided special GPS's. The main issue I've run into that I'd like to see added to waze, is height restrictions. I know this is very specific but I think these could easily be added as time goes on and when I'm driving the Uhaul that's 13ft tall, waze would be sure to not send me under an 11 ft clearance bridge. Also, this could be a way to tag UR's too. So if a trucker reports a turn not allowed, maybe he could check a box that says truck specific? I do agree that this is not the feature that majority of waze users would need or use but it seems possible. I would think it would take as much routing thought as turning Tolls or Freeways On/Off in the user settings.

Re: truck driving features

Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:40 pm

Those classes refer to the Class of License required to drive certain types of trucks. (Side note, Class B is 26,000 pounds and up, not 20,000). Class C refers to the former CDL Class C and Non-CDL Class C license, this is no longer issued. The standard driver's license is a Class D License.

Most consumer GPS units only offer "Car" and "Truck" (if they support a truck mode). The new settings in Waze only indicate "Truck", no classes. This will work well enough for most navigation - it's up to the individual driver to know that you can't run three trailers in CA.

Full disclosure, I hold a CDL Class B License (with the Air Brake Restriction removed).

Re: truck driving features

Tue Aug 18, 2015 5:25 am

Contrary to what some may think here, if Waze ever added useful commercial tools to the app, a significant portion of their users would be commercial drivers. We are usually more in need of what Waze provides as far as traffic info, routing info and the like; it's what we do all day!

Re: Trucks contribution

Tue Aug 18, 2015 5:37 am

gordonski wrote:The problem of this feature would be, that Waze would have to filter out the speed data of trucks when calculating average segment speeds and slow-downs, since trucks usually drive slower than cars, especially on freeways. (Over here, vehicles with a max weight above 3.5 tons are limited to 80km/h / 50mph) Furthermore we would need a totally new kind of restrictions and reports, e.g. for roads that a closed for trucks but open for cars.
So all in all this is a similiar discussion as "Waze for bicycles" and so far Waze has not shown any willingness to integrate modes for different transportation categories...

As a commercial vehicle driver (not a tractor-trailer, but under DOT laws, and drive a large vehicle), I currently keep Waze on all the time. I make frequent stops and starts in my vehicle, which at times may impact the speed data on local streets, however the reports I make, whether it be of jams I self-report, or get caught in, or road closures I mark, probabloy outweigh what ever negative impact my speed data may have. Additonally, when I do stop, while I may not do so due to traffic, often I do create traffic, hence my reporting becomes something of a self-fulfilling prophecy.

On highways, or more open thorofares, however, I drive as fast if not faster than many smaller vehicles (in my state, we are directed in the driving manual to drive at a speed similar to the traffic flow, rather than the posted speed limit, just as it is for non-commercial vehicles).

Make Waze more useful for commercial drivers, and the app will be more useful for everyone, despite having features many will not use (i.e. restrictions on weight, height, length, etc., although even these could prove somewhat useful to some of the general public, like those who rent moving vans and other oversized vehicles, not prepared for the necessity of planning a route that accomodates their larger vehicle.)

Re: Routes for motorcycles and RVs

Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:37 pm

Waze is designed for the commuter in mind. Currently, there are no plans to include "trucker" type routes and details (bridge height, truck by-pass routes... etc) Likewise with the situation with the motorcycle - if traffic had met the criteria to be rerouted - it would have done so. Unfortunately, there's nothing that we can change, other than submitting a feature request, to prevent the issues you incurred.

Re: Trucks, RVs etc.. specs for routing

Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:12 pm

I think that having at least notification of Rest Areas and Bridge height would be a great help to RV'er's out there. I would think this would be simple to add via user input?

WAZE for truckers

Tue Mar 17, 2015 5:36 pm

Is there a way to program my WAZE to take my on legal trucking routes? Sometimes it takes me to places trucks aren't allowed and it takes a lot of driving time away from me.

Re: Set speed for ETA (caravan)

Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:23 am

I agree. Possibility to set max speed would be very good when we tow our caravan in the summer.

Re: Trucks contribution

Sat Jan 24, 2015 5:10 pm

Still have to add the transport of dangerous goods - ADR classification from 1 to 9 and pass through the "green zone" - added several ecology class . Still have speed limits for different trucks and they will not be able to drive fast on the highway. Mode truck is not enough; you also have to choose which truck from many different.

Re: Set speed for ETA (caravan)

Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:06 pm

I agree - ETA seems to be based on the average speed of all Wazers, which seems to be way above the speed limit. On a 6-hour drive, it usually takes me an hour longer than Waze predicts,with no traffic delays.

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