Waze for CMV drivers
I’ve seen the multiple post about Waze making an app or integrating cmv options for the current app and notice that nothing gets more than 11 votes before the idea is shut down. Is there a reason for that? Waze is an extremely easy to use and reliable gps app. As an iOS user, I have downloaded google maps(iOS maps highly unreliable and hard to use), and other apps that I have to use in combination with the Omni tracks to keep on route and keep track with driving but none of these gives accurate enough road information as far as construction zones, in progress route changes, detours, accidents etc. at all. I’m sure that Waze could charge a small fee for an app that is CMV friendly and driven seeing as many of the users are more than likely truck drivers. I know drivers like me that recommend the app to others for a multitude of reasons wouldn’t mind paying. ALL road users would definitely benefit from this!
I could semi understand why a developer wouldn’t want to take on this challenge because a lot does go into route planning and tracking for cmv’s. Maybe partnering with other companies that offer a good deal of this information matched with what Waze has to offer would be a good start. It would also be good to keep in mind disabling some of the features for operators of cmvs to lessen certain distractions, ie: offer reporting for weighstation status, inspection zones and construction delays.