Top Apps for Truck Drivers
Whether you are ordering food or looking for the best parking lots, there’s an app for almost everything these days. In fact, apps are the future for a lot of businesses, including truck driving. Familiar, reliable apps are great, but new and updated ones could be just what you need on the road. Maybe they’ll make life easier for you, too.
Whether you’ve been trucking for years or you just completed a Roadmaster Drivers School’s CDL training program, these free truck driver apps can help you work more effectively.
Easily the most popular trucker app in North America, this is a go-to resource for people on the road. It is easy to use and includes information on over 7,000 truck stops across the USA and Canada. There are details on truck-friendly gas stations, trip planners, and much more. Trucker Path’s standout feature is its community of over 800,000 users, where you can exchange information, sell trucks, and a lot more.
WhatsApp lets you message family and friends using Wi-Fi or 4G. It also allows you to connect with business groups and colleagues. WhatsApp helps you message people quickly about important information, such as delivery times or delays. You can also use it to let colleagues know your location. It’s a very useful app to have as a trucker.
As a truck driver, you’re constantly discovering new places. Working out your route so you can drive safely with a large truck is vital. Google Maps is a map app that’s easy to use and gives you clear directions to where you need to be. If you get lost, getting back on track is easy. You also get real-time traffic updates, restaurant locations, and more.
Love’s Travel stops are popular with truckers. Their truck app helps you get organized and take care of yourself on the road by having a decent break. You can find all Love’s places to eat, but you can also book a shower ahead of your arrival. The app keeps digital receipts, so you have them on hand when recording your expenses. It also checks fuel pumps on your route. App users get special deals on dining, so it’s worth checking out.
The Trucker Tools app offers a wide range of practical tools, such as updated fuel prices and independent overnight truck stops. You can also book premium loads using your phone. It is free to use and very popular in the trucking community. It has a lot of information for new truck drivers that might otherwise take you a long time to discover.
Truck drivers must keep a log of their hours and the work they do. Record-keeping can be complicated on the road, but that’s where Big Road comes in. The app is an electronic logbook and is designed to keep all your mileage and other vital data in one place. It helps eliminate errors and reduces the need for lots of paperwork. You can also download information, so it is ready for inspection.
Weather heavily affects travel, especially when you’re driving a truck. If there are strong winds, ice, and snow, or other adverse weather conditions, you need to know so you can plan your journey. The Weather Channel App gives forecasts up to two weeks ahead so you can plan your trips in advance.
The IExit app is a GPS app for truck drivers who frequently use interstates. It tells you where you are on the interstate and what’s ahead. It also alerts you to traffic problems and when you have crossed state lines. It knows where the gas stations are and where the best prices can be found. If you’ve ever missed your interstate exit, this app is for you.
The Truck Spot app was developed by a trucker who saw a gap in the market. It lets drivers book a stop in advance. If you are behind schedule or unfamiliar with an area, you have a place to go. The app lets you know which facilities are nearby so you can plan your downtime. Having a pre-booked stop reduces stress and ensures you get some rest, which is vital on a long drive. The app also lets truck drivers rent out their home parking areas for a little extra income.
Around Me is a useful app if you don’t know an area and want to know where to find something. It pinpoints gas stations, pharmacies, diners, and much more. The app helps you find the places you need fast, which is helpful when you have limited time. You can even book a movie seat if you have a little time to spare.
Weigh station lines are frustrating because they add extra minutes to a journey that’s already too long. With Drivewyze, you can avoid weigh stations legally. The app allows you to input information about your load so you can avoid the weigh station legally and safely. It also saves money on fuel and is time-efficient.
As a truck driver, you spend most of your day in a seat. Obviously, this sedentary lifestyle isn’t ideal for your health. Rolling Strong is an app designed for truck drivers. It provides exercise and meal plans on the road to help manage your health, so you avoid chronic illnesses like high blood pressure and diabetes. You can even get access to personal trainers who will guide you through the process.
When time is limited, and you have deadlines, it’s tempting to use a cell phone while driving. This is a dangerous habit that’s also illegal. Fleetsafer is an app that eliminates the temptation to get distracted by a phone when driving. It blocks any texts or calls with a message: “I’m driving.” You can then pull over and take your calls when it is safe to do so, making you a more responsible driver.
There are lots of innovative apps that help support your work as a truck driver. By integrating some of these popular options into your phone, you may find a range of resources that help you do your job more effectively.
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