Owning your own rig means wearing a lot of hats—owner, operator, driver, supervisor, navigator, and more. That means you have a lot to think about each time you set out on the road. To simplify your life, here is a list of 10 great trucker apps that take the guesswork out of the open road:
MyDAT Trucker Services—This convenient app for Android phones lets you find travel plazas, CAT scales, truck stops, gas stations, diesel prices, rest stops, and even hotels that cater to truck drivers. The best part? It’s completely free! Get the app here and you’re ready to go.
HERE Maps—This free Android app allows you to find your way with ease no matter where you are with GPS. It also allows you to download maps of areas where you’ll be driving for offline use, so you don’t need an internet connection to find your destination. Get the app and get where you’re going.
iheartradio—While not necessarily a trucker app, nothing passes long driving hours like great music on the radio, and with this app you can always have your favorite station at your fingertips. Get iheartradio and start enjoying your long hauls.
FleetSafer Mobile—This useful Android app allows you to drive without being distracted by emails and texts. It responds automatically with an “I’m driving” message so you can stay focused on the road. Download it here and start driving more safely today.
CamScanner—This free app for Apple and Android lets you use your phone’s camera as a scanner to capture important documents. Perfect for invoicing on the go. Get CamScanner at this site.
Bigroad Logbook—Update your logbook electronically with this free Android app. It makes sure your log is accurate and adheres to FMCSA regulations. Download Bigroad Logbook here.
GasBuddy—Find the cheapest diesel no matter where you are in the U.S. and Canada with GasBuddy for iPhone and Android. Get it from this website.
Trucker Tools—This iPhone app from Overdrive Magazine allows you to easily check traffic conditions and weather forecasts, as well as showing how to find weigh stations and truck stops. You can buy it here.
Copilot Live Truck—Never worry about navigation again. This app for Android and Apple features PC*MILER routing and is designed with trucks in mind. Download it here.
Truckerdox—This app is specifically designed for owner operators, and it makes scanning and signing documents, creating carrier packets, and sending invoices a snap. Get the app here.