Must Have Apps for Truck Drivers
Being a trucker gives you the opportunity to see the country and all its wonders. Thanks to technology, mainly smartphones, truck drivers can manage all parts of their jobs and lives in the palm of their hands. From traffic to tools and fuel to finances, we found the top 10 apps to help you with your drive.
Available on iPhone and Android
iExit tells you what’s at upcoming exits when you’re on the highway. It uses your device’s location to determine where you are on the highway, and then displays upcoming exits in real time. iExit search is powerful and dead simple. Search the next 100 exits for businesses (like Starbucks, cracker Barrel, or KOA Campgrounds), amenities (like WiFi, Playgrounds, or Truck Parking), rest stops, hotel deals, and much, much more. Your GPS will tell you how to get there. iExit will tell you where to stop along the way. – Actual app description
MyDAT Trucker is a free app for truck drivers showing nearby truck stops, diesel prices, hotels that accommodate big rig parking, all types of service for big rigs (towing, repair, etc.), Walmarts, rest stops and CAT Scales – as well as nearby loads from the DAT Load Monitor Network – also seen on monitors in over 800 truck stops nationwide. The DAT Load Monitor Network displays a subset of the millions of loads found annually on DAT power load boards and TruckersEdge, powered by DAT. – Actual app description
AroundMe allows you to quickly find out information about your surroundings. How many times have you found yourself in need of finding the closest Gas Station? AroundMe quickly identifies your position and allows you to choose the nearest band, Bar, Gas Station, Hospital, Hotel, Movie Theatre, Restaurant, Supermarket, Theatre and Taxi. AroundMe shows you a complete list of all the businesses in the category you have tapped on along with the distance from where you are. For eery listing you can choose to see its location on a Map, view in the route from where you are, add the information to your contact list or even email the information to a friend. The Nearby listing allows you to find information using Wikipedia about what is around you. Fast, easy and accurate. AroundMe is your ideal day-to-day companion. – Actual app description
Dedicated to the daily driver, Beat the Traffic takes the guesswork out of your daily commute by providing real-time traffic specific to your route. Check Beat the Traffic before you leave and know which route to take, traffic flow, estimated travel times and if there are any incidents. Named amongst the top 5 traffic apps to change your commute. Beat the Traffic is available for US and Canada. The sleek crowd-source traffic app makes your drive easier. – Actual app description
Enjoy the best day possible with the most accurate forecast available. When you see the world through weather, it’s amazing out there. This app has detailed forecasts to help you plan your day, week, or even the next hours, incredibly fast and accurate maps that offer past and future radar and push alerts and badges that help make sure you know about the severe weather around you. From big storms to bizarre findings, stay up-to-date with the latest weather news and videos. – Actual app description
Fuelbook is an industrial strength tool for truck drivers not just an App! Fuelbook uses powerful data from the industry to help the professional truck driver search diesel prices at over 6,600+ truck stops nationwide and across Canada. Fuel prices are updated 6x daily along with a full list of truck stop services; open parking status and much more. Fuelbook has become the trusted took used by thousands of drivers every day. – Actual app description
uShip connects shippers with carriers globally. We are your solution for moving large and unwieldy items without breaking the back. You can list or find new shipments and view active ones, create and save shipment searches and even place bids, while watching and booking shipments. This app will also let you receive instant notifications, ask and answer questions, accept and decline bids as well as release payments. – Actual app description
Save money while on the road with the free Trucker Tool App. The Trucker Tools app helps you find the latest and lowest diesel prices, nearest truck stops, live traffic, turn-by-turn directions, current promotions on food, products and services at truck stops across the country. It also locates truck stops a near a city, your current location, along an interstate or at a specific exit – and provides directions. The app is the most complete in the country and updated daily. The app also provides Truck Routing and Fuel Optimizer – see truck stops along a route and find the cheapest fuel. – Actual app description
The longest running updated app for truck drivers does data like no one else so you can relax. Need a stop for the night with showers, laundry, TripPak, Subway and bulk DEF? This is the only app that can show exactly that to you and without service. The #1 and most complete resource for truck drivers has everything you need for an easier job. – Actual app description
Trucker Path is a logistical assistant app geared toward professional truck drivers that provides Weight Station/Truck Stop detailed information, locations, reviews, directions and pinpoint map locations. Trucker Path provides detailed information about highway patrol weight stations in all 50 states and features information such as address information, phone/fax numbers, user reviews, current weather, directions, map view of stations and whether a specific weight station is open or not. GeoTrucker also provides detailed information about all major truck stops which includes number of truck parking spaces, address information, phone/fax numbers, number of scales, restaurants, type of truck care provided, transflo, weather, diesel prices and other amenities offered. – Actual app description
Waze is a fun, community based mapping, traffic and navigation app. On Waze, millions of drivers from across the country join forces to outsmart traffic, save time, gas money and improve daily commuting for all. By simply driving around with Waze open your already contributing tons of real-time traffic and road info to your local driving community. You can also actively report accidents, hazards, police and other events that you see on the road as well as get road alerts on your route. Find the cheapest gas station along your route with community-shared fuel prices. Waze also makes it fun and simple to meet up and coordinate with friends on the road. It’s all about contributing to and benefiting from the ‘common good’ on the road. Hop on board and get involved in your local driving community today! – Actual app description
Your smartphone is loaded with thousands of apps to improve your productivity. These are just a few of our favorites. Don’t forget to tell us your favorite apps in the comments!