It seems like everyone today has a smartphone or tablet and countless helpful apps. Though games and social media are typically people’s favorite apps, apps can also help to improve drivers’ quality of life by providing anytime, anywhere access to information, professional tools, friends and family, and streaming audio and video content.
While we certainly do not endorse or condone drivers that use their devices while behind the wheel, these are several helpful mobile apps that can make your trip easier and more efficient.
FleetSafer Mobile: Whether it’s writing a text or reading a text you just received, both require you to take your eyes off the road while driving, which is incredibly dangerous. Luckily for truck drivers, the FleetSafer Mobile app eliminates any and all temptations by blocking texts and emails while driving and auto responding with an “I’m driving” message.
GasBuddy: When you’re constantly burning through gallons of diesel each week, even the smallest savings can add up. That’s why the free GasBuddy app is so helpful. It relies on a community of users that work together to give drivers up-to-date diesel prices for thousands of stations across the US and Canada and helps you find the cheapest fuel at nearby fueling stations.
Co-Pilot Live Truck: There are plenty of apps that provide GPS navigation, but Co-Pilot Live Truck goes the extra mile by providing voice guidance through safe and reliable truck legal routes based on vehicle size, weight, and load type. You can also download and store maps on your phone for offline use, use it to avoid low-clearance and weight restricted roads, and more.
We know that life on the road can be tough, but with today’s ever advancing technology, we can work both harder and smarter with the help of mobile apps. And if you’re in the market for a great paying regional truck driving job, head on over to our website and check out our available career opportunities.