In January 2019, there were about 2.6 million Android apps and 2.2 million iOS apps available to smartphone users. Unsurprisingly, some of those apps are designed to make professional truckers lives’ easier.
If you carry a smartphone or tablet in your cab on long haul assignments, you can save significant time and energy by streamlining your day-to-day processes. Though there are dozens of trucking apps to choose from, here are our favorite three.
Drivewayze. Federal law demands all semi-trucks weigh 80,000 pounds or less. That’s why you regularly have to stop and weigh your cargo. However, this process can be tedious and time-consuming. Drivewayze helps speed things up. The program’s user-friendly interface allows you to receive bypasses at weigh stations based on your carrier safety score.
NOAA Weather Radar. The more you know about what to expect in terms of weather, the better. In the intermountain west, it can go from a nice sunny day to blizzard-like conditions in less than an hour. This is particularly dangerous if you’re behind the wheel of a big rig. NOAA Weather Radar provides real-time insights and displays areas of rain, snow and mixed precipitation in high-resolution. You can also program it to provide weather alerts along a particular route, and that’s just scratching the surface. Learn more about NOAA Weather Radar here.
iExit Trucks. Diesel prices vary drastically. If you want to save money on fuel and give your business to trucker-friendly entities, iExit Trucks can help. This convenient app updates diesel prices daily, provides information on weigh stations and repair service stations and alerts you to truck-friendly businesses and parking lots.
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