Back in June, I posted the top 10 Smartphone apps for truckers to use while on the road. Those apps listed are still great and relevant, but there are some new apps in the marketplace that help truck drivers get where they need to be. Not only are these apps helpful to the trucker who utilizes them, they are also free! Below are the top 5 free trucker apps that you may find beneficial:
Trucker App and GPS
This Android and iOS compatible app gives you turn-by-turn voice guided navigation, routes to avoid, and lists nearby rest stops and travel centers. This app also allows truckers to add up to 7 stops on its route planner, allowing you to accurately plan your trip.
This Android and iOS compatible app allows you to manage and update forms and spreadsheets from your computer to your phone. Google Drive recently added scanning capabilities for Android users, turning your phone into a portable scanner so you can scan paperwork quickly and easily, right from your truck.
This user-friendly, iOS compatible app helps you manage your finances, schedule reoccurring transactions, allocate funds to different budget categories, and view reports of income and expenses.
The Weather Channel
iOS and Android compatible, this app shows current and forecasted weather all over the country, allowing you to properly plan your route and avoid troublesome weather. It also allows you to save several locations and view hour-by-hour forecasts.
Waze Social GPS, Maps & Traffic
A community-based iOS and Android app, Waze helps truckers save time and gas with its mapping, traffic, and navigation capabilities. The social element allows truckers to connect with fellow truck drivers while on the road.
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