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How to send routes to your truck navigation (TomTom/Garmin)

Gerhard Hänel
Gerhard Hänel23.06.2021 4 min

Do you want to plan the fastest, the most economical route or even avoid toll cost? Do you also need your driver to follow it?

We have a solution. Plan your optimal routes in the CargoApps and send them to the TomTom or Garmin truck navigation system of your drivers.

Table of contents

  1. Send route to Garmin Navigation
  2. Send route to TomTom Navigation

Send route to Garmin Navigation

1. Step: Plan and export your route from CargoApps

  • To calculate your routes, go to your CargoApps account.
  • In the Planner module, create a route by entering stops.
  • On the upper right corner, click the 3 dots below the account information.
  • Select the “Export routes” option.
  • Export routes as KML files to your computer.

2. Step: Choose one of these 2 options to upload the KML file to Garmin:

Option 1: Import route as KML file

  • Install the Garmin BaseCamp application on your PC.
  • Open the Garmin BaseCamp program on the PC and import the KML file by going: “File> New> List> Create and Select List> Click “Import Into.. “ “
  • Connect the Garmin device to your PC using the USB cable.
  • Highlight the file on BaseCamp and send the route to the Garmin device.
  • Remove the Garmin device from the computer's power supply.

Option 2: Import route as GPX file

To choose option 2, one needs to convert the CargoApps KML file to GPX file. To convert it, simply use an online converter.

How to convert KML files:

  • Go to “kml2gpx.com”.
  • Upload the KML file and convert it to GPX.
  • Download the new version of the file.

How to import your converted file into Garmin:

  • Locate the converted GPX file made in CargoApps on your computer.
  • Connect Garmin gadget to your PC using the USB cable.
  • Upload the GPX file into the GPX folder you created on the Garmin by going: “File> Import GPX File”.
  • Remove the Garmin device from the computer's power supply.

Send route to TomTom Navigation

1. Step: Plan and export route from CargoApps

  • To calculate your routes, go to your CargoApps account.
  • In the Planner module, create a route by entering stops.
  • On the upper right corner, click the 3 dots below the account information.
  • Select the “Export routes” option.
  • Export routes as KML files to your computer.

2. Step: Convert “KML” files to “GPX” files

  • Go to “kml2gpx.com”.
  • Upload the KML file and convert it to GPX.
  • Download the recent version of the file.

3. Step: Choose one of the 4 options below to send the route to the navigation device

Option 1 (with SIM card in Navi):

  • Go to mydrive.tomtom.com.
  • Log in to your account or create an account.
  • Select “My Routes”.
  • Select “Import a GPX file”.
  • Click “Select File”.
  • The file will appear in “My Routes” on the main menu.
  • The TomTom built-in SIM card will pick up any synchronized destinations or favorites set on MyDrive automatically.

Option 2 (with memory card):

  • Transfer the CargoApps GPX files to your memory card.
  • Place the memory card in the TomTom navigation device card slot.
  • Select “Import routes”.
  • Choose the routes you want to import from the list.
  • Upload selection and see a notification stating that your tracks were successfully imported.
  • Remove the memory card.
  • Find the imported routes and tracks under “My Routes” in the main menu.

Option 3 (with USB cable):

  • Install MyDrive Connect and log in with email and password.
  • Connect the navigation device to the computer via USB cable.
  • Click “Import a GPX file” then drag and drop the GPX file.
  • Click “OK” to confirm.
  • Find the routes in the “My Routes” menu.

Option 4 (with smartphone):

  • Enable Bluetooth™ on the device you want to export the tracks from.
  • Use a file manager app to find the track or route files.
  • Select the files and share them using Bluetooth™.
  • Select the TomTom device from the list of devices.
  • Accept the transfer on your navigation device.
  • Find your routes on your device under My Routes.

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