There’s an app for everything these days – an app to help you sleep and an app to keep you focused. Luckily for truck drivers, there are plenty of apps out there that can help you make the most of your trips whether it’s helping you plan your route, giving you insight on weight distribution, or even helping you take a load off.
This article will dive into some of the best apps for truck drivers in 2022. We’ll be focusing on apps that are specifically designed for truck drivers and help them in their day-to-day on the road.
Remember to never use your phone while behind the wheel. The FMCSA considers using any hand-held device like texting a serious violation that can result in fines or driver disqualification.
Weigh My Truck
Weighing your truck can be a pain – parking, paying, and waiting for the results all use valuable time that you’d rather spend on the road. Weigh My Truck is easily one of the best weigh apps for truckers. It lets you weigh your truck automatically without ever having to leave the cab. The app locates your CAT weighing station, lets you pay, and get the weights sent directly to your smartphone. It’s that easy!
Planning your route can be frustrating, especially if you’re an OTR trucker. Thanks to Trucker Path, planning your route is easy. Trusted by millions of CDL drivers across the US, Trucker Path lets you plan multi-day trips ahead of time while giving you real-time information on parking availability and weigh stations.
Each route can be customized to your specific truck type and haul giving you the best route to avoid low overhangs and bridges.
Anura is the world’s first app allowing for contactless health assessment using only a 30-second video selfie. This app lets truck drivers get accurate health tips without any extra equipment. Hypertension, sleep apnea, and diabetes can be real dangers for truck drivers. Nearly 80% of DOT medical disqualifications are caused by high blood pressure, dangerous blood-sugar levels, and obstructive sleep apnea. Safe roads begin with healthy drivers!
With fuel prices hitting all-time highs across the country, you’re going to want to have a friend by your side that can help you keep fuel in your tank and money in your pocket. Meet GasBuddy – the app that lets you search for any type of fuel including regular, midgrade, premium, diesel, E85, and UNL88. Sort by price, location, and the important stuff like restrooms, convenience stores, restaurants, and more.
Trucker’s Slide Calc
Making sure you’re legal when it comes to your total weight is important, but it’s just as important where that weight is distributed. Balance drives and trailers save you fuel and money and that’s exactly what Trucker’s Slide Calc helps you do. Just enter your axle weights (platform scale or individual axles) and the app will calculate how much each axle is over or under, including gross. It will also give you suggestions on where to slide the weight so that you can be sure you’re legal and being as efficient as possible.
Bonus: Travel Stop Apps
If you’re a frequent stopper at one of the many truck stops across the country, you’ll want to check to see if they have their own rewards app or loyalty program. Here are a couple big names that offer their own reward apps.
Loves Connect lets you secure the next shower, view real-time fuel prices, and request Truck Tire Care roadside assistance. You can even earn shower credits when you fuel up with Love’s.
Pilot Flying J: myRewards Plus
Earn shower and drink credits when you fuel up at Pilot Flying J. The app lets you reserve the next available shower right in the app and shows you the available amenities and parking.
We hope you found this article useful! Before your next haul, download these best apps for truckers – they just might make your life a lot easier.
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