Updated: Sep 6
The use of cell phones and tablets has exploded in the trucking industry over the past couple of years. This increase can be explained by the growing number of industry-specific apps. Truckers now have access to the weather, live traffic reports, diesel prices, and their business, all in the palm of their hands.
These apps for truckers allow for easy access to information, improved business operations, and an overall increase in quality of life. If you are interested in increasing your efficiency and happiness on the road, here are 12 popular apps that are perfect for any trucker.
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Trucker Path is considered by many to be one of the most popular trucking apps. The app is currently downloaded by over 600,000 truckers who use it for pretty much anything trucking related. Trucker Path provides many features including navigation, parking status, fuel prices, weight stations, etc.
Truck Smart is an app that is brought to you by TA Petro. Truck Smart is another all-purpose trucking app that can fulfill many different needs. It can be used to reserve parking reservations, know fuel prices in advance, and submit service requests.
Trucker Tools’ main selling point is “being the most accurate truck stop guide”. The app offers updated fuel prices, live traffic, and turn-by-turn directions. It is another app that makes a trucker’s life much easier while on the road.
GasBuddy is an in-depth gas and diesel app that gives truckers a look at nationwide fuel prices. The app provides a price map, trip cost calculator, and gas price charts. GasBuddy even allows you to pay with the app, which turns into savings or cashback each time you fill up.
BigRoad is an electronic logbook for owner-operators, drivers, and fleets. The app allows drivers to easily track hours of service by calculating the time for you. BigRoad will also send notifications for any errors or violations to help you avoid fines.
The TNTRUCK Mobile App is where owner-operators can get fast and easy quotes for trucking insurance, manage drivers and units, as well as access certificates and account information 24/7!
DAT has a load board app that is free for all DAT subscribers. The app posts around 637,000 loads every business day. It includes features like spot market rates, saved searches, sort options, and company reviews.
The weather channel app provides information on exactly what you would expect…the weather! What separates this weather app from others is the ability to look at weather forecasts for two weeks in advance. This app also provides alerts and notifications with weather updates in whatever area you are currently in.
Rolling Strong is a health and wellness company that focuses specifically on professional drivers. They offer an app that provides drivers with exercise and meal plans while on the road. A subscription to the company also comes with online coaching from the Rolling Strong trainers.
Waze is the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app. The app doesn’t just provide navigation and direction, it also provides real-time updates provided by real people on the app. Some of the updates include police presence, accidents, and traffic jams.
With all of these apps, it may be tempting to use your phone while driving. FleetSafer Mobile gets rid of this temptation. This app can block any messages you might receive while driving and automatically respond to those messages with, “I’m driving”.
Today, it’s important that you take advantage of what your mobile devices can offer. All of these apps can improve your business and your life, with little to no cost. Take a look at all of these apps and see how much easier it makes your time as an owner-operator.