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The Best Smart Phone Apps for Truckers

The Best Smart Phone Apps for Truckers

Posted by Melissa Conn on Thursday, January 17, 2013

We always want to give you the best information to help you get your job completed whether its hauling oranges 2,000 miles or ensuring a load is delivered to Texas on time for your clients. One of the most important tools for anyone on transportation is their smartphone.

Do you ever wonder: Where is the closest and least expensive place to fuel up? Or I need a shower, where can a clean up and grab a bite to eat? We have the answer or the app to answer the questions.

Here are five of the most highly ranked apps to find fuel for you and your rig 

GasBuddy This app will help you find the cheapest gas stations by locating the nearest station with the station’s current gas price. The cool element of this app is users are encouraged report gas prices and receive points towards giveaways. Cost Free

 

All_stays_truck_appAllstays - Truck Stops & Travel Plazas This application verifies your location and shows all points in a map view or you can choose to receive a text with a list of the nearest stops. When you search, filter by type to see only what you want to see on the map and zoom in to get more specific results. Bonus: The offline manual lookup will help you find locations by type, state and city when you are on an area without service. Cost $9.99

 

Geo_tracker_app_for_truckersGeoTrucker This app provides weight station/truck stop information with locations, reviews, directions and pinpoint map location. GeoTrucker also provides detailed information about highway patrol weight stations for 50 states and with addresses, contact numbers, directions, a map view and whether a specific weight station is open or not. Cost Free

 

Truck Stops Pro This is one of the highest rated apps on Google Play for Truck Stops. A simple interface shows rest areas and potential overnight parking locations. The app also displays the Sam's Clubs and Wal-Marts known to allow overnight parking. This app similarly includes truck stops, rest areas, weigh stations, CAT Scales and Blue Beacon locations. Cost $4.99

 

 truck_stop_info_app_truckersTruck Stops With this app, you can search by state, then highway, then by an exit to pinpoint the exact stop. You can see all available information covering that particular truck stop including the number of diesel pumps, showers, types of restaurants, laundry availability, drivers lounge and scale. You can also choose a map view and add you own favorite truck stops. Cost $1.99

 

find_truck_repair_service_for_truckers_appFind Truck ServiceWe also have a widget on all Truck It Smart members personalized load board you can use the service online with note taking, text messaging features or download the app from the Google Playstore for your Android. This app includes a search for truck stops however the coolest feature is the ability to find these services within your proximity:

  • Repair shops
  • Road service
  • Tire repair & sales
  • Towing
  • Locksmiths
  • Pallets

Cost Free

Try them all and figure out which app helps you the most on the road. All apps can be downloaded fro your smartphone either from the Google Play Store (Android) or the Apple Store (iPhones).

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