Most people think that the trucking industry and technology don’t go hand-in-hand. However, this is a mistaken assumption. In our ever-evolving society, technology is not only necessary for businesses to maintain their efficiency; it can also make our daily lives a lot easier. Of course, the transportation industry is no exception. For truck drivers who are always on the go, here are five helpful mobile apps.
1. Trucker Path
Trucker Path is said to be “America’s most popular app for truckers.” With nearly 1 million active users, this app has various tools that are beneficial to truck drivers. Using Trucker Path, you can:
- Communicate with thousands of truck drivers
- Find truck stops
- Find truck parking and book it in advance
- Locate rest areas
- Check the weather forecast
- Check real-time fuel prices
- Access GPS
- Identify truck wash locations
- Spot new restaurants and hotels nearby
Instead of using different devices and asking for information from different people, this mobile app is a one-stop shop for all truck drivers. All you need is your phone and data!
As truck drivers, it can be difficult to prepare homemade and healthy meals. The urge to grab fast food on the go is strong for anyone! With HealthyOut, truck drivers can quickly find healthy restaurants and dishes within their proximity. Here’s a bonus: users can order these dishes and have them delivered.
Another unique service that HealthyOut provides is personalized menus to help people lose weight and stay fit. Users can customize their deliveries by choosing from different types of diets, such as keto, low-carb or gluten-free. The app will then come up with those meals and deliver them to your location.
CamScanner is a useful app for anyone, and especially truck drivers! With CamScanner, you can now make document scans on the spot. Truck drivers are often required to complete status reports and documentation and filing them with their employer. When you take a picture of your document on CamScanner, it can be saved and emailed or faxed to whoever you need.
Waze is a community-driven GPS navigation app. Unlike any regular GPS app, Waze is a social network that offers live traffic updates from fellow drivers. With this app installed, you can drive like a local with tips and shortcuts. Similarly, you can report accidents, construction and obstacles for other drivers.
Audio books “make the time go by quick,” says Mike, Erb Transport’s eastern Midwest international cross-border driver. According to our drivers, audio books are a great way to stay entertained and learn something new.
Have more mobile apps you would like to share with fellow drivers? Leave a comment below!