When you are spending an extended time on the open road, downloading the right apps can mean the difference between sanity and insanity. Apps can also mean the difference between productivity and inefficiency, organization and chaos. Here are some of the top apps recommended for truckers.
Beat the Traffic+
This $3.99 app will pay for itself the first time it helps you avoid a traffic jam. The app constantly checks traffic conditions to give you real-time updates on roadwork, traffic, average travel speed, and more. You can also program in common routes for quick accessibility.
Pocket Fuel Cap
This cheap app (only $1.99) is the top-rated app for calculating fuel surcharges. It is easily adapted to meet the specifications of your big rig. You’ll be able to see how a hike in fuel price will affect your cost per km/mile and per overall load. With quick access to the DOE fuel price index and the ability to display calculations in 37 different currencies, this app gives you a trucking advantage.
A free app that updates to show you the current and upcoming weather forecast in almost any city or town, the Weather channel app is a must-have. With local, hourly, 36-hour, and 10-day forecasts easily displayed, you’ll never be caught off guard by inclement weather again.
The worst part of being on the road is not being around the people you love. The Skype app lets you stay connected to your family and friends. With streaming video capacity, free instant messaging, and free video and voice calls, this is the ultimate app for staying in touch.
Freightliner Hauler Challenge
All day long you have to follow the laws of the land as you safely transport your load. With the free Freightliner Hauler Challenge app, you can let out all of your pent-up emotions as you navigate a series of complex obstacles in this entertaining game. The smarter and faster you drive, the higher you’ll climb on the leaderboard of this beloved game.
Google Maps is regarded by many as the best GPS app on the market. Not only does it factor in current conditions to give you live traffic updates, it also gives you the option of taking alternate routes.
You’ll save time and avoid frustration with this reliable app and its helpful step-by-step driving directions.
By downloading a few fun and helpful apps to your electronic device, you can increase your productivity and happiness. Contact 99 Truck Parts & Industrial Equipment Ltd. for more ways on how you can make your next trucking journey more enjoyable.