Mobile apps can be a great way to stay connected with family and friends, find parking, or get a deal on gas. Apps can also be used for work productivity to save you time and money. Since we at Motive are in the business of apps (our electronic logbook app replaces paper logs), we wanted to share a few other apps that our drivers use on the road:
Parking and Services — TruckerTools
This app provides a great general guide for drivers, including information on where to find truck stops, parking, loads, repairs and services, and rest areas along your route.
It’s important to stay in touch with family, and these apps offer free calls and video conferences. Drivers can always stay connected!
Cheap Gas — GasBuddy
When your job is to drive, you frequently have to fill up the tank. GasBuddy is a community updated system that allows drivers to get the most up-to-date price on gas, making it easy for you to find the cheapest and closest location to fill up the tank.
Loads — uShip
If you are looking for business, this is an app to download. It works like a broker system for trucking, displaying available load pickups needed by people and businesses. A driver places a bid on a load, and if accepted the driver is notified of booking details for pickup and drop off.
These two apps are great to help you get from point A to point B, and for reporting on traffic conditions.
It’s important to be productive and safe when on the road and downloading these apps may help save you time and money!