TomTom has introduced a GPS device designed specifically for truck drivers. The company said the new Trucker 600 provides accurate, vehicle-relevant navigation, map updates and traffic analysis – for the lifetime of the device – all in one package.

According to TomTom, the device allows truckers to now plan a journey before leaving, and when they climb into their cab the navigation device will be programmed, ready and waiting. Planning a journey from the office, the truck stop, or a stayover, can be done using the MyDrive web app. The company said this even takes into account truck weight, type, size and cargo to find the perfect route.

“We are excited to be able to deliver a GPS designed specifically for truckers, giving them all the relevant truck-specific information such as bridge heights, relevant truck routes and road restrictions they need to complete their routes in a timely and hassle free manner,” said TomTom Inc. President Jocelyn Vigreux.

The device has a 6-inch touchscreen with tablet style pinch, zoom and swipe controls. It can be docked and undocked easily with its Click & Go magnetic mount, increasing security.

The company noted the Trucker 600 can also be used in a driver’s personal vehicle and will be available in September on