If you’re a driver, you know that there are a lot of things to keep track of while you’re on the road. Where’s the closest and best rest stop on your route? Where’s the cheapest place to fill up? What’s the best method for squeezing a little bit of exercise into your day? Luckily, there are apps for all that and more. If you have a smartphone, make sure to download these five free trucking apps:
1. Trucker Tools
This app is first on the list because it has a little bit of everything. The app’s most popular features include an accurate list of all the truck stops along your route, as well as real-time traffic information, live weather updates, a chat feature to connect with other drivers, and the places with the lowest diesel prices. It also provides access to a digital copy of Overdrive Magazine. Find more information about the Trucker Tools app here.
2. Trucker Path
Another jack-of-all-trades app is Trucker Path. This app is your go-to for location information – it tracks your location and route to show you the nearest truck stops, available parking, weigh stations, stations with the best fuel prices, truck wash locations, restaurants, hotels, Walmart stores, and even more. It also has several other features including navigation, DOT inspections, and a night mode option. Read more about Trucker Path on the app’s website.
Fuelbook specializes in helping drivers find the best fuel prices on their route, from 7,000 gas stations and truck stops nationwide. With fuel prices updated six times per day, drivers can save money by making sure they’re always getting the best prices. Read more about Fuelbook’s features here.
4. Johnson & Johnson Official 7 Minute Workout
With the sedentary nature of the job, drivers really have to go out of their way to get exercise in – but even if they have free time, what can you actually do without the right equipment or workouts? The J&J Official 7 Minute Workout app makes getting exercise easy, and no special equipment is necessary. It’s for people of all fitness levels, and there are 72 exercises and 22 workouts that can be customized to create over 1,000 variations. Bonus: If you’re really into getting healthier on the road, check out MyFitnessPal – you can log all of your meals to keep track of your daily calorie intake.
5. Konexial’s My20 ELD
With the deadline for compliance with the ELD mandate quickly approaching, you’ll want to add an ELD app to your “must-download” list. Konexial’s My20 ELD App offers everything you need to comply, as well as many extra features for drivers, like time tracking, fuel monitoring, GPS tracking, maps (with a built-in choice of Waze, Google Maps, or Apple Maps), the patent-pending GoLoad service, and many more. And the best part? It’s affordable, starting at $10 per month. Apps are invented to make people’s lives easier. Trucking, especially for the long-haul, is no easy job – but these five tools were made to improve your day-to-day duties. Do you have a favorite app you use on the road? Tell us in the comments!