With so many options, it can be challenging to navigate all the available trucking apps. Overanalyzing or the app choices can cause truck drivers to forgo smartphone apps altogether. However, that cuts them off from a considerable amount of functionality, cost savings, and more.
Above all, smartphone apps should make life easier while on the road. The following are some of the highest-rated trucking apps available:
- Trucker Path. The Trucker Path app is one of the most trusted in the trucking industry. It’s a user-friendly, all-in-one app that provides any information a truck driver could want or need to know. Some of its top features include over 7000 truck stops, a fuel stop locator with truck clearance, parking availability, a rest stop locator including showers, and more. It also has an impressive community of more than 800,000 members. Users can browse forums for first-hand accounts or chat with other members.
- GasBuddy. With the recent fuel shortage, GasBuddy surged in popularity among all motorists. It’s a free app that includes more than 150,000 gas stations, finds the lowest fuel prices, offers gas rewards, and identifies gas stations that offer food and showers. GasBuddy can also save drivers money, such as identifying when drivers are wasting gas or alerting them when diesel prices are about to increase.
- iExit. Many GPS navigation systems identify nearby businesses and locations of interest as they appear on the screen. However, that doesn’t do drivers much good outside the establishments most adjacent to the highway. iExit identifies several points of interest at any nationwide intersection without requiring drivers to search for them first. Some examples include restaurants, fuel stops, Wi-Fi hotspots, hotels/motels, hospitals, tolls, truck parking, and more.
- Drivewyze. Weigh stations consume valuable time when truck drivers are trying to meet delivery deadlines. Drivewyze allows truck drivers to bypass weigh stations in 44 states legally. It integrates with transponders and alerts drivers when they’re within two miles of a weigh station or inspection site. Participating locations can give the driver the go-ahead to bypass the station or site.
Truck drivers need apps that simplify their life, such as finding a good place to eat, ways to save money, or safe overnight parking. Contact the experts at Interstate Motor Carriers to learn more about improving truck driver safety and wellbeing while on the road.