Trucker mode for Waze

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Trucker mode for Waze

Postby yrrabsille » Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:53 pm

Bridge heights and weight restrictions are WAY too complex and tedious to maintain, but one simple feature that would help commercial drivers quite a bit might be "avoid Parkways".
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Re: Trucker mode for Waze

Postby yrrabsille » Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:28 pm

orla wrote:Would it be possible to set road/street properties?
If possible to set limitations on à street.
Ex. Max weight, Max height. Even open times. Ex 06-23 (cities) or april-october ( closed during winter)

And then you should be able to set your vehicle properties in My Waze.
Maybe Even be able to have more then one wehicle stored. Ex you drive à truck daytime and your car otherwise.

Just ideas to improve The already most innovative and smartest GPS there is. :)


I agree, think many commercial drivers are using this app already and these features would be great. I drive a CMV in and out of NYC and it always wants to put me on the Parkways.
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Re: Trucker mode for Waze

Postby WeeeZer14 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:32 pm

Please be sure to read this newer thread about vehicle types.

Closing this thread now that we have an "official" thread to discuss this with Waze staff.
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Re: Trucker mode for Waze

Postby WeeeZer14 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:16 am

This is a bridge near me that is always fun:

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Yes that is a two way road. Yes that is a lot of damage to all parts of the tunnel from cars over too far and truck too tall. There is even a sign saying something like "no U-Haul trucks" but that doesn't stop people.
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Re: Trucker mode for Waze

Postby WeeeZer14 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:27 pm

Someone on these forums linked to this site in the past showing the consequences of over height vehicles :D
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Re: Trucker mode for Waze

Postby WeeeZer14 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:01 am

Could be like a speed cam or red light cam. It is a permanent fixture on the map that alerts the driver as they approach.

Of course by that point it may be too late to take the over height detour which may be established.

In any case, I think a similar request must already exist on User Voice.
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Trucker mode for Waze

Postby orla » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:42 pm

Additional Bonus:
If setting vehicle type, it should be possible to calculate different speeds.
In Sweden The trucks speed is limited to 80 km/h meaning that trucks have a lower average speed on certain roads.

Still see this as a great option. To get warnings if My vehicle is to high to pass under low bridges of to heavy to pass over.

Still think this is The best GPS app. :)
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Trucker mode for Waze

Postby orla » Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:13 am

Would it be possible to set road/street properties?
If possible to set limitations on à street.
Ex. Max weight, Max height. Even open times. Ex 06-23 (cities) or april-october ( closed during winter)

And then you should be able to set your vehicle properties in My Waze.
Maybe Even be able to have more then one wehicle stored. Ex you drive à truck daytime and your car otherwise.

Just ideas to improve The already most innovative and smartest GPS there is. :)
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Re: Trucker mode for Waze

Postby jasonh300 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:37 pm

There should be a "no trucks" checkbox in the editor. That would be easy enough.

It would keep people like me driving oversized rental trucks out of places like the Holland tunnel the parkways of NYC with their 9 foot overpasses.
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Re: Trucker mode for Waze

Postby gettingthere » Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:42 pm

This was briefly mentioned at the Waze Meet Up in Palo Alto. Per Waze, it's not a consideration at this point.

Maybe try CoPilot Truck North America.
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