Just four days to go until Christmas, and more of us than ever before have chosen to buy our gifts online. The pressure on professional drivers was already quite intense this season, even before the freezing weather settled-in. Now with snow and ice causing chaos across the country, delivery fleets and independent drivers are working flat out trying to deliver on our Christmas promises.
Given the treacherous road conditions, what could be worse than working to a tight schedule in an unfamiliar area? Just one wrong turn down an unsuitable road – or worse, into a low bridge – can seriously affect delivery schedules and profit margins.
Happily, there’s help at hand. CoPilot Live v8 Truck is mobile sat nav designed specifically for drivers of HGVs, Trucks and vans. Available for iPhone, iPad and Windows Mobile smartphones and tablets (Android coing soon), it calculates safe, reliable routes based on the size of vehicle you are driving and even the cargo being transported.
CoPilot Live Truck knows all about the locations of large vehicle hazards, low bridges and prohibited roads, providing routes that automatically avoids them as appropriate. Quite simply, it takes the guess work out of finding the best route to completing a delivery, so drivers can focus on the road ahead.
As with our regular CoPilot Live apps, our Truck-specific app can provide access to useful real-time information about your route to avoid delays and unpleasant surprises. Our in-built Live weather feature gives you a constantly updated 5 day forecast about conditions at your destination, while our optional Live Traffic service can warn you about disruption on-route.
And all of this available directly from your phone, with no need for a dedicated device.
CoPilot Live v8 Truck is available to purchase for Windows Mobile devices at www.copilotlive.com and on iTunes for iPhone and iPad users. Customers can buy single European region maps for £114.99/€139.99 or complete European maps for £159.99/€189.99.
We can’t do anything about the weather but we can help ensure that you’re prepared!
We’d like to help one driver out this winter with FREE copy of CoPilot Live v8 Truck for the UK + Ireland. To take part, simply retweet the following phrase:
‘@copilotlive sat nav helps deliver #Xmas’ – and then include a tiny URL linking back to this blog article.
We’ll select someone at random at the end of the business day, the 23rd of December.