If you’re a long distance truck driver, you know life on the road is tough. Driving for hours at a time is often monotonous, tedious, and boring. Smartphone applications can make your journeys easier and more entertaining. You can choose from apps that help with navigating, locating the lowest gas prices, and calculating distance. You can also use various applications as forms of entertainment. If you want to spice up your travels, consider using some these helpful applications.
Voice Text Pro
Voice Text Pro is essential for the social trucker. Long distance driving often requires you to stay in contact with other members of the industry as well as with your family and friends. Voice Text Pro allows you to send text messages to contacts without taking your eyes off the road. You can communicate verbally into your smartphone, and your words will be converted into a text message.
This application is another must-have for any long-distance driver. The app allows you to locate the closest truck stops, rest stops, and weigh stations on your route. You can also find nearby hotels that provide truck access. Information about what is offered at individual truck stops is provided as well. You can research restaurants, diesel costs and other facts for each travel plaza. Stops are listed by state, highway, and exit numbers.
When you travel by truck, your gas expenses can be overwhelming. The rising costs for diesel make this one of the most noteworthy smartphone applications available. Gas Buddy gathers data on fuel prices from numerous stations. Information is up-to-date, and you can find diesel and gas prices from anywhere in the country. The application also provides data on gas stations in Canada.
Google Maps is one of the most popular smartphone applications because of its convenience and ease-of-use. This app provides a comprehensive overview for long distance truckers. It uses satellite imaging to create up-to-the-minute information.
Features of the Google Maps application include:
- updates regarding traffic backups
- data detailing the speed of traffic in specified areas
- maps for anywhere in the world
- GPS navigation and driving directions
- local business searches
The Around Me application gives you all the information you need regarding businesses, restaurants, gas stations and other areas of interest along your route. This is an exceptional tool for the long distance truck driver. If you spend hours on the road, the last thing you want to do is add to your time by searching for a place to eat. With Around Me, you can easily save precious minutes.
Smartphone apps designed for long distance truckers can be highly valuable. By using any of these applications, you can alleviate the dullness and stress associated with long distance driving. Smartphone apps can provide you with an endless assortment of useful information. Whether you need to find a route, locate scales or get maintenance support for your truck, these user-friendly applications will soon become your favorite travel buddies.
October 3, 2011 at 12:18 pm
I wonder if the voice text pro could also read us our received messages.. that will definitely keep our eyes on the road.. 😀
October 4, 2011 at 12:28 pm
The thing about this apps are they are not limited for truck drivers alone.. but I agree that these apps would be the best one for them.. 😉
October 6, 2011 at 11:39 am
November 8, 2011 at 9:13 am
NIce Apps.Gotta agree with Terry. But the apps are awesome for truck drivers too. Couldn’t deny on that too.Keep More coming.Thanks
January 21, 2012 at 1:22 pm
Theres an app for anyone!! Literally.
April 10, 2013 at 10:30 pm
I found very helpful logging App for AndroidTRUCK MANAGER PRO
Easy and fast way to keep track on things
April 14, 2014 at 8:51 pm
Great list of apps. I like the gas buddy app. People tell me it’s not worth going out of my way to find the cheapest gas station that actually fits a truck, but the money saved by planning ahead with this app is worth it to me.
April 4, 2016 at 9:38 am
Allowing your Trucking Company to have these helpful applications on their trucks will sure to be a big help. With all the technology invented, there are so many things that you can use even anywhere you are. Just like this google maps app, it will sure to direct you on a right path that you’ll be heading. Also, this voice text pro app will come in handy with any emergency situation that your trucks will encounter in the future.