We’ve put together a list of the top 11 trucking apps in 2019. These are the best apps for trucks. Every truck driver should have these apps. And most of them are for free!
If you’re looking for the best trucking apps to make your life easier, we’ve got that list for you. Instead of having to waste time downloading, trying out, and deleting a bunch of new and fancy looking applications in the iTunes App Store or Google Play, you can just easily scroll and skim this fancy list and see the pros of these below.
Truckers, probably better than most, know that there are some bad apps out there being marketed towards you. A lot of these apps have BIG promises, but few reviews, and fewer results.
Drivers only want good apps that are straightforward and do what they promise they will. This list below will deliver that right to you. Here, we have the best apps for driving, weather, entertainment, logbooks, and more.
So let’s get started.
1. Trucker Path
The trucking app of all trucking apps, Trucker Path is probably already a widely known app out there for drivers. Not only is it one of the most downloaded by drivers, it has good reviews and is a useful tool on the road. Trucker Path has already been downloaded by over 600,000 truckers, with a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.
What does it do? This reliable app delivers many features in one nice package: navigation, fuel prices, parking status, truck stops, weigh station status, and more.
Trucker Path Notable Features
Truck Stops: You can find truck stops all over the nation with this. In addition, it lists their amenities and services.
Navigation: GPS, and you can use Trucker Path to plan your vacation with points of interest.
Fuel Prices: Navigates you to gas stations or shows you the prices of diesel in that location.
Truck Parking: Real-time parking spot locator.
Weigh Stations: Shows you in real-time if weigh stations are open or closed.
Walmart Truck Parking: Includes a database of over 3,800 Walmart truck parking locations across the nation.
Truck Wash: The app has a database of 400 truck wash locations. This also includes independent wash stations and trailer washouts.
Price: Absolutely Free
GasBuddy’s purpose is obvious, but it is one of the best apps out there for finding low gas prices. If you are interested in doing what you can to save money when fueling your truck up, Gasbuddy is the app for you. There is also the website where you can check out at gasbuddy.com.
All you have to do is put in a city or zip code and it lists you the cheapest options around.
GasBuddy has more than 10 million downloads and is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars on iTunes.
GasBuddy Notable Features:
Find Cheap Gas: You can find the cheapest diesel around for your truck. You can also sort and search by amenities, fuel types, and brands.
Price Alerts: This lets you know when prices are going up at stations.
Cost Calculator: You can calculate how much a trip will cost you for fuel.
I know what you’re thinking, Spotify? Really?
Yes really! Entertainment is something drivers need on those long roads and Spotify has it all. Spotify is one of the most popular music streaming platforms and has all the music someone on the road would need.
Whether you’re using free or premium, you have access to ENDLESS songs and podcasts. Not only that, there are trucking playlists already made for you by fellow trucking users.
Here is our very own TopMark’s Top Trucking Songs playlist you can check out. Let us know if we are missing anything! If you don’t have Spotify, you can check out our list of Top 100 Trucking Songs here.
Spotify Notable Features:
Endless Music: Every album, artist, and song you could possibly think of is on there.
Podcasts: Spotify isn’t just for music. There are countless podcasts on there to keep you busy and interested.
Playlists: You can create as many playlists as you want. There are also pre-made playlists on there for moods, genres, subgenres, years, decades, countries, etc.
Price: It’s free! But it does have ads and skips limited by the hour. Spotify Premium gets rid of the ads and has endless skips for you for only $9.99
The Trucker Tools app is similar to Trucker Path at our number one spot. This app is a similar all-purpose driver app that can be utilized for various needs. It does a little bit of everything too. To be honest, it had a bit of a shaky start but with current updates, it operates well.
Drivers can track their loads, plan their routes, connect to other drivers via message boards, and access permits and factoring services.
It has been downloaded over 100 thousand times and has an average rating of 3.4 stars on a 5-star scale, with most recent ratings being it’s best.
Trucker Tools Notable Features:
Truck Stops: Lists truck stops along your route or searches for local truck stops within a 50 Mile radius via city or exit number. You can also narrow your search by amenities provided.
Track a Load: Allows carriers, brokers, and shippers to follow a load’s route and get updates on location in real-time. It attempts to free up the driver’s time from phone calls and updates and increase their credibility.
Weather: Shows you live weather conditions.
Diesel Prices: List prices for fuel and helps you find the cheapest options.
Weigh Stations + Rest Locations: Locates weigh stations and rest areas. Also lists if weigh stations are open or closed.
Truck Wash: Locate truck wash locations.
Message Board: Allows you to get connected with other drivers on a free message board.
Big Road Trucking is advertised as the “number electronic logbook for owner-operators, drivers, and fleets.” The app is used by thousands and thousands of drivers and lets you record your hours worked right on your smartphone or tablet. Drivers review it to be simple, easy to use, and reliable.
It is rated 4.2 out of 5 stars based on almost 13 thousand reviews.
Big Road Notable Features:
Easy Logbooks: Allows you to track your HOS within a few easy taps.
Viewable DriveTime: It allows you to see how much driving time you have left at a glance.
Avoid Errors: The app has notification of errors or violations to help you drive in compliance.
Paperless: You can easily send your logs and inspection reports without faxes or printing.
Fast Inspections: Easy to use and read e logs for inspectors. Stores all documents in one location.
Drivewyze might be an app a lot of truckers have already heard of. Allowing drivers to bypass weigh stations and inspection sites, this app saves truckers time and money. Depending on your carrier safety score, you can possibly bypass scales throughout the U.S.
It has been downloaded over by thousands of drivers and has 4.3 stars out of 5.
Drivewyze Notable Features:
Bypass The Scales: In some states, you can bypass the scales if your carrier safety score allows it.
Heads Up Notifications: Even if you can’t bypass service, you can be notified when you are 2 miles away from weigh stations or mobile inspections sites in the states. Drivewyze has a database of 1,200 stations and is always updating.
Helps Business: the app provides tangible benefits that will save drivers valuable time and creates a better driving experience.
Waze is an alternative GPS solution to Maps or Google Maps that offers so much more. It offers alerts in notifications for traffic, accidents, police, and hazardous conditions. There’s really no other app out there that does it better.
It is detailed, easy to use, and accurately tells you exactly where obstacles or accidents are on the road. On top of that, it will suggest alternate routes to take that can save time. Waze also dabbles in the gas price notifications by letting you know where the cheapest place to fill up is.
Waze is used by many motorists on the road, as it has been downloaded by over 100 million users and is rated 4.8 out of 5.
Waze Notable Features:
Updates: You get notifications about conditions ahead of you by other users on the road.
Alternate Routes: Waze goes out of the way to find you the fastest way to your destination.
Popular: This app is used by just about everyone at this point so you can trust the notifications and updates.
As stated, you can weigh your truck, pay for the transaction via PayPal, Credit Card, ACH, Comdata, EFS, and display the weight on your smartphone. This app is designed to work with CAT Scales to save drivers time. When you download the app, it will access your location and you just fill in your truck + trailer info. Your weight ticket is then emailed to you (unless you want a hard copy).
This App is rated at 3.8 out of 5 stars and has been downloaded over 100 thousand times.
Weigh My Truck Notable Features:
Easy Pay: Accepts many forms of payment, and allows you to pay right on your phone.
Fast Process: You don’t have to spend the time going in to pay at the station, and the receipt is emailed to you right after.
The Fatsecret app is a great tool for truck drivers and everyone else alike who want to stay on top of their health. The app is a favorite among truck drivers for weight control, allowing them to calculate the calories and nutritional facts of their meal immediately. The app also tracks your activity and calories burned!
This app has a total of 10 million downloads and has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 in the app store.
FatSecret Notable Features:
Easy To Use: Type in your food, and quickly track the calories in it.
Track Food and Exercise: The app keeps logs of what you have eaten, allowing you to stay on top of your meals over time. In addition, you can log your calories burned with exercise performed.
Nutritional Information: You can see more than just calories, it also shows you the additional nutritional facts included.
Get Motivated: the app allows you to have weight goals and tracks your weight loss progress over time.
After so much time on the road, there is only SO much music you can listen to. Let’s say you’ve been through all you’re top artists, podcasts, and favorite albums. What now?
Audible has your back. Not only do they have one of the largest selection of audiobooks that you will find anywhere, but audiobooks are also a great way to keep yourself awake and interested in the road. That is, as long as you’re not listening to the encyclopedia or the concepts of (boring book here) You can browse their selection by best sellers, category, best sellers by category, date released, top-rated, etc. Maybe you can’t watch your favorite adapted movie on the road, but you can listen to it!
This app is popular with everyone, having over 50 million downloads and has 4.5 stars out of 5.
Audiobooks Notable Features:
Categories: Explore just about any style of book you want. From horror, science fiction, autobiographies, they have something for everyone.
Downloadable books: The minute you purchase your book, you can download it to your device which will allow you to listen offline.
Quantity: There is just about every book on here. Audible even has a selection of their own stuff if you run out of books.
Price: You get one free audiobook after a 30-day trial. After your trial ends, it’s 12.99 a month for one audiobook credit a month!
Audible has your back. Not only do they have one of the largest selections of audiobooks that you will.
This app is This GPS app is made for truckers that even works offline. It is a voice-activated app that helps drivers find their fastest and most efficient route. It also alerts you of potential vehicle restrictions for your load.
Copilot Notable Features:
Hands-Free: The voice-activated app helps drivers stay focused on the road, letting them navigate and operate safely.
Plan Ahead: Drivers can plan their trips that are best for their load, vehicle, and stops they have to make.
Avoid Hazards: Navigation keeps you safe by avoiding low bridges and truck restricted roads.
Traffic Info: The app delivers real-time info to avoid traffic jams and delays. This allows you to get a precise ETA on your loads.
Price: $149.99 for a 1-year subscription!
We hope you like this list of the top 11 apps for truckers in 2019. If you have any suggestions for apps that are useful for truckers, please leave them in the comments below and help out your fellow truckers.
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