It is no secret that mobile phones have changed the way truckers operate. We, at 5th Wheel Hub, believe these are the best truck driver apps that will make your job easier (and safer).
We put together a list of the top “must-have” apps for Truck Drivers.
- Trucker Path- Average rating 4.7 stars
- Trucker Tools – Average 4 star rating
- BigRoad- Average 3.7 stars
- iExit Trucks- Average 4.5 Stars
- The Rolling Strong App – Average 4 Stars
- NOAA Weather Radar- Average 4.4 Stars
“Built by truckers for truckers.”
We were impressed that this app has over a million users and it has it all! On Trucker Path you have Navigation, parking, fuel prices, weight stations all over US and Canada. The GPS will mark routes that are specific for you truck height, width, weight, and type. Trucker Path also offers a driver forum where you can post your ideas, share perspectives and get advice. This is one of the greatest truck driver apps.
The developers seem to be quick to respond to negative reviews and make an effort to fix any bugs or problems found by the users.
Pros- Navigation, fuel prices, trucker forum
Cons- Unorganized Management
“Most accurate truck stop guide”
Trucker Tools allows you to book loads from your favorite brokers, find cheapest fuel pricing, and truck stops. See fuel prices, live traffic and have turn by turn directions. The app is great for knowing where scales and scale houses are located on each route. A 5 star reviewer commented “Trucker Tools are trying their best to help the industry in becoming more easily user friendly for new O/O, seasoned vets and brokers.”
Pros- Live Traffic, scales, booking loads
Cons- A few bugs with navigation
“Inexpensive option for driver logs.”
BigRoads is a user friendly electronic logbook for owner operators, drivers, and fleets. We found this to be great for keeping track of your hours both as dispatcher and driver.
Pros- Easy to use logbook
Cons- Bad customer support
“A MUST HAVE APP FOR TRAVEL”
This app helps drivers find truck-friendly exits and businesses across the US. It will show you diesel prices, weigh stations, repair centers, parking and more. This app will let drivers know when exits are coming up, what restaurants, stores, and gas stations are off each exit. We believe this app can save you the stress of looking for exits that can accommodate your semi and it’s load. If you ever need to pull off in emergency this app can be a real life saver.
Pros- Shows details about exits
Cons- Has a few bugs
“Focuses on three main areas including nutrition, fitness, and sleep.”
This app helps with keeping your health and wellness helps in check with exercises and meal plans while on the road. It also comes with online coaches. Record your daily healthy routine and keep track of your calories and hydration.
Pros- Online coaches, nutrition guidance
Cons- Has a few bugs
“Precise & timely to keep you safe!”
This app tracks real-time weather conditions and will give you notifications for severe storms. Real-time radar images, severe weather alerts and accurate weather forecasts.
Pros- Live weather, notifications for storms
Cons- Paid subscription is available but not needed