- 10 Must-Have Apps for Trucking Business
The trucking industry is highly-profitable and equally competitive. The regulations and customer demands coupled with the onset of the pandemic has made life for truckers quite difficult.
Thanks to technology, mobile apps can offer you a treasure trove of information and resources on trucking. Here are some of the must-have apps that truckers and fleet managers like you should try out:
1. Trucker Path
Trucker Path is an all-in-one app you must have on your device. This app will offer you all kinds of useful information that will help you on your trip. Find parking spots, explore the best routes, and locate fuel stations and weight stations at the palm of your hand.
You can also weigh your truck and use the Trucker Path app to pay for it. You can download the app from Apple App Store or the Google Play store.
2. uShip Mobile
uShip platform brings together shippers and truckers to find loads and carry out shipment jobs.
With their Android and iOS app, Shippers can post jobs via the uShip Mobile app and truckers can bid for the load and get contracts.
The app also has numerous useful features such as ability to view and manage shipments, make in-app uShip payment, save searches, best route recommendations, and more.
Drivewyze is an innovative weighing station app that helps you save time and money by allowing truckers to bypass weighing stations, saving you time and money.
This app is available for both Android and iOS users and has the weighing stations database of over 700 cities across 44 states of the country. Keeping within legal limitations, this will reduce the overall hassle you may face. The app lets you bypass 50% – 98% at weigh stations of the time, based on your carrier safety score. They also offer a 30-day trial period before you can choose a paid subscription.
4. Keep Truckin
KeepTruckin connects trucking fleets with dispatchers and home offices. It simplifies communication with dispatchers and allows you to send your real-time location data. The app allows you to use electronic logs eliminating the need for manual logbooks.
The app also makes it easy to understand who is accountable in times of accidents. Other innovative features this app offers include vehicle inspection reports, proactive violation reports, document management, task receipts, messaging, and more.
You can download this app from the Google Play Store or the Apple store.
Fuelbook is an app that recommends gas stations with the cheapest fuel prices in your region. When you set a route, the app will automatically show you all the available gas stations with low fuel rates across your route. The app is available For Apple and android mobile phone users.
Apart from this, the app also has features like fuel discounts, open parking status, fuel card, truck repair search, nationwide diesel prices, live news and alerts, and many more.
iExit helps you find amenities available on your selected route. You can open the app near any nationwide intersection and it will show you restaurants, gas stations, motels, banks, hospitals, and toll booths in the vicinity. You can also view truck parking, WiFi hotspots, playgrounds, and a lot more.
7. Trucker Tools
Trucker Tools comes with special features including weight scales, truck stop guides, message boards, and the ability to chat with other drivers. The app also allows you to get details of cargo insurance and subscription to the overdrive magazine.
8. CoPilot Truck Navigation
This voice-activated app helps you find efficient routes depending on the type, size, and weight of the load being transported. It displays potential commercial vehicle restrictions and identifies routes for multi-stop deliveries. This GPS app is available offline despite network issues or data saving mode.
TruckLogics is a logistic tool that organizes and stores all your receipts and records. This app offers you 24/7 access to all your important documents while on the road. You can also manage invoices, dispatches, payroll, and maintenance. Owner-operators and fleet managers can now access and manage administrative aspects from one single app.
10. NOAA Radar
National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s weather app notifies you of inclement climate based on your location. The app uses a push notification feature to offer drivers weather updates. It also guides your in-trip preparation and gives you prior warnings.
Technological advancements are bettering the lives of truckers and simplifying business for fleet managers across our country. By embracing technology, truckers and fleet managers can improve their efficiency and productivity levels to a great degree.
Equip yourself with these apps and flourish your business in the coming year.