While on the road, apps can help get you where you need to be, save time, money, and make you skinnier… okay, maybe not skinnier!
1. Gas Buddy
With fuel being one of your biggest expenses, you never have to overpay again. GasBuddy is the world’s largest community-based fuel app, with over 60 million downloads. Find the cheapest fuel by distance or price and start saving
2. Storm Radar
Before you head out, use a weather app like Storm Radar with NOAA Weather (from Weather Channel Interactive) advanced storm cell tracking and real-time severe weather alerts. If you want to trade up, try Storm Shield with voice notifications so you can keep your eyes on the road.
3. Waze Navigation
The greatest miracle on the road is GPS. Well maybe that’s an overstatement. But seriously, avoid traffic jams, police traps and accidents with Waze. Get the fastest routes to your locations, report traffic and get alerts… all for free.
4. My Fitness Pal
It’s never too late to lose weight. Use the fastest and easiest-to-use calorie counter, MyFitnessPal. This is an amazingly cool food and exercise tracker and will help you take off those extra pounds. It’s the #1 rated diet app by Consumer Reports and yeah, it’s free.
5. Relax Melodies
The secret of success lies in a good night’s sleep. Yes, that’s an opinion but when solid sleep is scarce over-the-road, you might agree. Consider using white noise and meditations from Relax Melodies to take back control of your sleep.
Truth be told, you’re running your business from your truck. Use this free app that basically turns your phone’s camera into a portable scanner, allowing you to scan and batch paperwork like rate sheets, bills of lading, scale tickets, invoices, etc.
7. Transflo Mobile
Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) are now a reality for millions of drivers. This app supports driver hours of service (HOS) status, driver vehicle inspection report (DVIR), and much more when using a Transflo T7 ELD.
8. Truck Smart
Don’t get boxed in especially when weather takes a turn (tornados, hurricanes, ice, snow, etc.). If your visibility goes from bad to worse you need an escape plan. Pull off the road, set the brakes and get your hazards on. Yes, you may have to wait it out but you’re staying safe and protecting anyone else that’s still on the road.
Whether you are a new driver or veteran, remember to “mind the bubble”: front, behind, all sides and all directions or angles of the truck. Creating a virtual safety zone around your truck is crucial.
It’s about making your life easier.
eCapital understands the many challenges you face every day including handling cash flow fluctuations. eCapital provides dependable cash flow so you can focus on moving your business forward.
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