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Top 10 Useful Mobile Apps For Truckers

Top 10 Useful Mobile Apps For Truckers

Drivewyze

Do you hate getting caught up at a weight station? Say no more. Drivewyze features an app that truckers can use to bypass those pesky weigh stations. The company provides bypasses in 36 states and over 600 inspection sites. Drivewyze touts improved CSA scores with the help of inspection notifications that will keep drivers alert and safe. Interested? They offer a free 30-day trial for drivers and fleets alike.

Weigh My Truck App

Hate wasting time walking inside to pay at weigh stations? Unable to bypass a station? This app is built to work with CAT Scales to save drivers time at the weigh stations. Weigh your truck and pay for your weight using your smartphone at the scale. No need to leave your truck. The app accesses your location, you fill in your truck and trailer info and pay straight from the app. A copy of your weigh ticket is emailed to you (although you could still opt for a hard copy).

TruckLogics

Manage your entire trucking business with this app. TruckLogics can handle fleets of any size with multiple pricing packages. The preferred pricing plan is for owner-operators with 1-2 trucks and runs about $19.95 per month.  All your records are stored in the cloud giving you 24/7 access to any important documents. Use the application to manage your invoices, dispatches, maintenance and your payroll. Need to send BOL documents? TruckLogics can easily send documents – take a picture on your phone and upload it into the app to send by email. Keep track of your dispatch details, upload your fuel receipts and more. This app makes it easier for owner-operators to manage their business on-the-road.

Fuelbook

Never overpay for diesel gas again. Fuelbook specializes in helping truckers find the best gas prices at over 7,000 gas stations and truck stops nationwide. The pennies saved at the pump can really add up, and the app is free. Give it a try.

Cost Per Mile

Is math not your strong suit? No problem—the cost per mile app keeps track of your all of your trucking business expenses, making sure that you always know what you’re spending per mile so that you can focus on turning a profit.

CamScanner

This app is universally useful for any businessperson—if contracts, receipts or paperwork are bogging you down, get CamScanner and save them in the cloud. Once they’re saved, your documents can be emailed or faxed to whoever you need, wherever you need.

Lose It!

It is really hard for truckers to stay in shape considering their unorthodox work schedule and constant travel. But if you are making a conscious effort to shed some pounds and live a healthier lifestyle, give “Lose It!” a try. Lose It is a program that helps you track your food intake, your workout history and also helps you get connected with other individuals with the same goals or that can help you achieve your own.

Audio Books

Take a guess at what this app does. Yep, it’s blatantly obvious—this app can provide truckers with endless books on tape to purchase for the long rides. And what the app lacks in title-creativity, it makes up for in selection, as it has over 100,000 titles available (2,500+ free of charge).

iExit Trucks

An easy way to identify truck-friendly businesses (and the cheapest diesel prices) at nearly every interstate exit in the United States. iExit is another mobile app that helps truckers find pit stops along any interstate. Find fuel, lodging, shopping, food, healthcare services, auto parts stores and more for every exit on your route.

Waze

Most GPS and interactive mapping programs have dabbled in traffic alerts/navigation in hazardous conditions. Waze simply does it best. With a unique interface that is user-friendly and detailed, this app will tell you exactly what obstacles lie ahead on a particular route and then suggest which alternative you ought to take. It also can send you to the cheapest gas station in your area when it’s time to fill up.

Weather Channel App

A reliable and easy to use weather app. Check the radar and forecast by the hour to know exactly what mother nature has in store for your trek.

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