The tech age has its pros and cons, that is for sure. But usually, the pros outweigh the cons, especially with all the nifty apps that one can download that is geared towards making our lives a little bit easier. Whether you use an app to see what the weather is going to do or to keep updated with regards to the traffic you can expect while on the road, you will be amazed at what can be accomplished when using one of the many apps available to download.
In this article, we take a look at the top 10 apps that can be used by truck drivers to make their lives a whole lot easier.
Once you start using KeepTruckin, you would not be able to look back or even imagine what your life was like without it. Easily keep track of all the latest developments concerning government requirements for driving times, stay on schedule by tracking your progress and miles driven, and ensure you get the delivery at dispatch on time, all with this one powerful app. The app can be used by truck drivers and fleet managers and eases the whole workflow.
This app is specifically directed at truck drivers leading very busy lives on the road. Find the nearest clinics and health stations while on the road and in need of medical attention, or use the app’s built-in pedometer. This app is fantastic to ensure that your health is taken care of while you are taking care of business as usual.
This is probably the best weather app you will ever download – even better than your device’s built-in weather app. Keep up-to-date with all the forecasts, in as much detail and with absolute accuracy you can imagine. Be in the know of what the weather will do for the next 7 days, and plan your route accordingly, or get notifications of severe weather heading your way. The app is even able to indicate the snow depth – a nifty feature for truck drivers specifically.
Set realistic goals and stick to it with this fun and handy weight loss app that is geared to get you fit and healthy while on the job. The app is set up in such a way that you can log your meals and it will calculate your daily calorie intake, alarming you when you have reached your limit and when you should put some extra effort into exercising. Staying healthy and fit is key to being a successful and happy truck driver.
This handy app is a definite must for the gas-smart truck driver, looking for the best gas stops in the area they are passing through. The app is updated regularly (by fellow road users) with all the latest gas prices, so not only will you be able to find the best gas stops, you will also be able to choose the ones with the lowest gas prices. If you use Gas Buddy to upload gas prices at your stops, you are also able to win free gas.
If you are a truck driver who has diabetes, this is a fantastic app that you should definitely start using straight away. We know how difficult it is to resist all the sweet and greasy treats while you are on the road, and keeping a watchful eye on your sugar levels could be cumbersome. Glooko will take care of that for you. Feed your sugar readings into the app, and it will notify you if there are spikes or lows and just like that, you are able to manage your glucose levels. The app also sends reports through to your doctor.
If you haven’t got Waze installed on your device, maybe it’s time you try it out! This fantastic app allows you to gain insights as to what exactly the traffic is doing, real-time. You are able to find alternative routes, should the app indicate that there is a major traffic jam ahead, accidents being cleared up, or even heavy weather conditions.
Having a great workout regime is important when you spend hours behind the wheel, especially to keep your mind and body sharp and happy. With Fitness Buddy, you are able to access thousands of different exercises, compile your own routine by selecting the ones you love, and track your progress as you keep at it while on the job. This is a definite must if you take workouts seriously.
This is probably the most popular truck driver app on the market, and we can definitely see why. Think of it as your best friend while on the road and on the job – it conveniently holds hands-down all the important information you will need, simply with the tap of a finger. Whether you need information on the next nearer fuel stop, predicted weather conditions, gas prices or even weigh stations, Trucker Path Pro has got you covered, bro.
When you are out on a job, the easiest thing to indulge in is fast foods, right? It really is convenient to simply place an order and have a delicious humongous burger standing right in front of you within a couple of minutes, and you just sit and eat. This, of course, can be very bad for your health, if all you eat is fast foods and takeaways while on the job. Calorie Counter will help you make healthier decisions and has an extensive database with information on the calories at the majority of truck stops and restaurants in the states.
Your life is sure to become a whole lot easier when you download any of the apps we discussed here on your Android or iOS device. Remember that it is against the law to be on your phone while driving, so make sure you check on notifications when the truck is at a complete stop.