The trucking industry is growing rapidly, it is a lucrative industry so it is becoming very competitive. The job is getting tougher because of the demanding customers and increasing regulations so it is important to keep up and to try and make your job easier, using trucking apps might be the way to go. Luckily there are many trucking apps being developed every day, a lot of them free to use.
Besides the traffic and weather apps, there are some pretty useful trucking apps that could save you a lot of nerves and time. So here are some of the best-selected apps for the year 2021.
It has been stated that this is the best trucking app there is. This app has many of your trucker needs covered. It has a Truckstop and Fuel station locator, Weigh station and scales locator with an option to weigh and pay with your smartphone, it has a trip and planner features, showing you the best routes, parking, fuel prices, and all of the information you will need plus reviews for each stop you plan to make. It is a well rounded, useful app for truckers that will make your job easier.
uShip is the transportation marketplace, a place where drivers and shippers meet. This app is supported by both Android and iPhone, and the carriers can easily post a transport job on the app and the nearby drivers get all the necessary information and job details. Truckers then have to bid for the job and the shippers will choose the bid that works best for them. And the deal is then made. uShip also has other useful features like viewing and managing shipments, in-app payments and even a route suggesting a feature. This is considered one of the best trucking apps.
KeepTruckin is a useful app for trucking companies with features like Task Recaps, Proactive Violation Alerts, Document management and messaging. It is used by 40.000 companies and over 500.000 drivers and it is the highest rated ELD system on the market. KeepTruckin connects drivers to their dispatchers and the home office and makes it easier for them to communicate. The drivers can send their live location to the dispatchers to show where they are at any given time, it makes their business safer and it is more transparent for the customers too.
Drivewyze is an intelligent transportation system (ITS) service that provides bypasses to truckers as they approach the weighing stations. If the vehicle’s credentials, safety, and weight data are all in order, a green indicator on the phone advises the driver to bypass the facility. If the vehicle is required to pull-in for inspection, a red indicator and audible alert advises the driver to stop for inspection, just as trucks without Drivewyze must do. Drivewyze has a database of 700 cities across 44 states and it can save you a lot of time and money. This app has a 30 day free trial that you can continue with a paid subscription.
With Fuelbook truck drivers will get suggestions of the gas stations offering the lowest fuel prices in the area. All you need to do is set up your route in the app which will show you all the truck stops and their fuel prices across the route you entered. Some of the features that Fuelbook offers are Nationwide Diesel Prices, Fuel Discounts, Open Parking Status, Live News and Alerts, Fuel Card, Truck Repair Search and many more. Fuel overpay is considered one of the biggest trucking expenses, so this app could save you money in the long run.
The last app that we will mention is iExit. iExit is similar to Fuelbook with a lot more to offer. It will show you every useful location on your route when you open your app on any intersection. The app will give suggestions for best restaurant locations, gas stations, motels, banks hospitals, it will also pinpoint wifi hotspots and parking locations. iExit is a very user friendly app and it is considered a well rounded google map for truckers.
Both the trucking industry and technology are progressing very fast. In order to keep up and stay competitive as a trucker you need to follow the technology growth, so keep up with the new apps, they can be useful, make your job and your life on the road easier, and sometimes even save you time and money. This is just a short list of many apps out there, and even more being developed every day, so try some of them out, if you are not already using them, we hope that you will find them helpful. Like always, keep your focus, stay rested and drive safe.