Smartphones are making life easier everywhere we go, and why should any occupation be excluded from enjoying all the power and convenience of a well-designed smartphone app? Ranging from coupon finders to trip document solutions, here are six apps designed with truck drivers in mind.
Helping drivers save time, money, and avoid out-of-route mileage, the TripPak MOBILE™ app allows you to send trip-related documents directly from your smartphone to the fleet without having to search for a fax machine or Internet connection. Smartphone dead? The TripPak IN-CAB™ Scanner provides the same functionality for those with a scanner and laptop.
Truck Stop Coupon
A product created by Randall-Reilly, Truck Stop Coupon helps you track specials and promotions on food, services, and other useful items across the United States. In addition, this app also provides you with detailed information on truck stops along your routes, gives turn-by-turn directions to a selected stop, and allows you to favorite any stop that strikes your fancy.
This app allows you to search for gas stations, restaurants, and businesses located along their routes. It’s great for finding the best place to eat after a long haul.
Voice Text Pro
This app provides the wonder of text-to-speech in reverse. Just speak and your smartphone will convert your words straight into text so that you can keep your attention on the road and your hands on the steering wheel.
Google Maps for Mobile
Don’t leave home without it; Google Maps has come through for us time and time again. Now Google Maps for Mobile puts the mapping and direction-providing capabilities of the product we’ve come to know and love in the palm of your hand. Complete with satellite-generated photos of the entire wide world, this app is great if you’re lost, need directions, want to brush up on your geography, or if you’re just bored.
TND 510 IntelliRoute 5
A GPS app that rises above GPS apps, not only do you get the directional and mapping features provided by most GPS apps, IntelliRoute 5 offers bridge height and allowable weight information designed specifically to make your life simpler.