Already included

Some suppliers offer navigation as a centerpiece of their mobile platforms. Rand McNally, for instance, offers a stand-alone GPS navigation device called the IntelliRoute TND. The company includes the navigation software in its Windows and Android fleet devices. Its HD 100 device enables all of its applications — messaging, electronic logs, navigation and more — to run on any Apple or Android device.

Blue Tree Systems has partnered with Garmin to offer its fleet 670 device to run all BlueTree applications. The device is a durable Android tablet with a 6-inch screen that comes with navigation and lifetime map updates. Blue Tree’s apps include messaging, electronic hours-of-service with HOS Advisor, and driver performance.