Truck drivers are on the road for long hours each week, so they don’t always have the ability to check their phone or multitask while working, they can really benefit from having necessary resources at their fingertips. This includes maps, weather alerts and now mobile apps. Today we’re going to take a look at the five best apps for truckers.
1. Trucker Tools
Trucker Tools is an app that simplifies your life on the road. The app locates the nearest truck stops, gets real-time diesel prices and finds the fastest truck route to your destination. The app is free and available on Android or iOS.
Another great app for anyone that drives a gas-powered vehicle is GasBuddy. This app uses crowdsourced information to find drivers the best gas prices, closest stations, friendliest service, cleanest restrooms, tastiest coffee and more. Users are constantly updating the app, which means you will always have the most accurate information. GasBuddy is free to download on your Apple or Android device.
Driving across the country can keep you away from loved ones, but technology has made it easier than ever to stay connected. One app you can use to talk to your friends and family is Skype. This free downloadable app will allow you to not only talk, but also see who you call. It can also be used as a messaging platform on either Android or Apple devices.
4. Storm Shield
Severe weather can be a serious threat to truck drivers, which means it’s important to know what’s coming your way. Drivers use Storm Shield to stay up-to-date on any major weather reports. With this app, you will get voice alerts based on your location, so you don’t have to stop to look at your phone. It will make you aware of potential storms, tornados, hurricanes and blizzards that could affect your travel. This app is $2.99 in the Apple App Store and GooglePlay.
Staying healthy on the road can be difficult, but MyFitnessPal can help. This app tracks your activity and calorie intake to make sure you aren’t overindulging on the road. It even has calorie counts for fast food meals. MyFitnessPal is free on Android and iOS devices.
These are the top five apps we’ve found that are useful for truckers. Remember to only use these apps when you are parked; distracted driving is serious risk that should be avoided and, not to mention, illegal in the industry.
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