Today, there’s a mobile app for everything—including what you need to make life easier on the road. Many factors go into planning and executing each haul. Trucking and lifestyle apps can help you do your job to the best of your ability. Drivers can stay connected, find truck stops, compare fuel prices and stream music directly from their smartphones.
Remember to never use your phone while driving. FMCSA considers using hand-held devices while driving a serious violation. Actions like texting while driving can result in fines or driver disqualification.
Best Apps for Truck Drivers
If you’re new to the job, you may wonder what the best apps for truck drivers are with so many options available. Prime Inc. offers its own mobile app so drivers can stay connected to Prime no matter where they are. In addition to the Prime Mobile app, we’ve compiled a list of apps for truck drivers to help you on your next haul.
1. Trucker Path
Trucker Path is the ultimate trip planning and mapping trucking app. Using Trucker Path, you can find information and helpful reviews from other trucker drivers for over 40,000 truck stops in the United States and Canada. You can plan a multi-day trip in advance and get real-time information on parking availability and weigh stations as you drive. Additionally, Trucker Path provides custom routes made specifically for your truck type and weight, helping you avoid low overpasses and bridges.
2. Trucker Tools
Planning your routes and stops takes time. Trucker Tools features a robust truck stop guide that helps you plan where you will stop before you head out or find what’s nearby while you’re traveling. The app identifies truck stops, rest areas, weigh stations, parking, truck washes and even Walmart locations. With Trucker Tools, you can find the places you need for food, fuel and rest along your route.
Accidents, road construction and traffic jams can seriously put you behind schedule. Get traffic updates in real time with Waze. The app sends you alerts for traffic, police and other hazards so you can be prepared to meet them or avoid them altogether. As you drive, Waze estimates and updates your expected arrival time so you know when you will get to your destination.
4. Weigh My Truck
Weigh My Truck is an app made by the CAT Scale Company. Drivers can sign up and use the app to weigh their trucks automatically. The app locates the CAT scale you’ve arrived at and allows you to pay with your smartphone, sending a PDF receipt of the ticket and weight information to your email. You don’t have to leave your truck!
The Drivewyze mobile app detects weigh stations and inspection sites across North America—and lets you bypass them. When you are two miles away from one, the app automatically alerts you and sends a bypass request. Drivewyze lets you know if you need to pull into the site or if you can keep rolling.
Download GasBuddy to find fuel stations and view gas prices across the country. The app shows prices at fuels stations near you so you can compare costs and find the best deals on the road. GasBuddy includes a trip cost calculator, station outage tracker, gas price map and log to track your fuel purchases.
Listen to your favorite music or podcasts as you drive. Spotify offers both free and paid versions of their mobile app. You can create your own playlists or listen to Spotify’s curated playlists based on artists, genres or moods. Spotify also builds personalized daily mixes and discovery playlists based on your listening history.
8. The Weather Channel
Weather conditions affect your ability to drive and can change your estimated arrival time. Get accurate weather updates wherever you are with The Weather Channel’s mobile app. Truckers can use this app to plan for severe weather. The Weather Channel app lets you easily view radars and forecasts so you can be prepared.
9. My Fitness Pal
Eating well on the road is hard. Apps like My Fitness Pal help truck drivers track their meals and movement. Log your meals on the app and use the nutritional insights to plan future meals or make healthier choices when ordering out. My Fitness Pal lets you log food by scanning barcode labels or choosing items from its database, which includes many meals from restaurants and fast food establishments.
10. Rolling Strong
Rolling Strong is a health and wellness app made specifically for professional truck drivers. It’s like having a personal fitness coach in your pocket. This app for truck drivers offers on-demand wellness coaching and guided workout routines for the days you’re on the road. In addition to exercise and education, Rolling Strong lets you log food, water and sleep habits to monitor your overall health.
Bonus: White Noise
Sleeping at odd times on the road is one of the hardest things about trucking. Help yourself fall asleep and stay asleep with White Noise. The steady hum of white noise can help you relax, unwind and get well-deserved rest. The White Noise app functions as an alarm clock, too, so you only need one app to send you to sleep and help you start your day on time.
Earning Rewards from Travel Stops
There are numerous free truck driver apps, including specific apps from truck stops and travel centers. Several truck stops have apps that let you earn rewards. If you have a favorite place to stop, they likely offer an app that can earn you free credits as you travel.
Get rewarded for visits to Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores and Speedco locations across the country. Truck drivers earn shower and drink credits when they fuel up at Love’s. You can also check-in for showers directly from the app.
Pilot Flying J: myRewards Plus
Fuel up at Pilot Flying J and earn points for free shower and drink credits. You can also view the available amenities at each Pilot Flying J location, check parking and reserve showers from the app.
Get the Prime Mobile App
Before you start your next trip for Prime, get connected with the free Prime Mobile app. Our app saves you time on the road. You can scan and send documents to Prime, message departments directly and make claims. Plus, the app lets you view your load list and stop information while recommending routes and fuel stops. As a Prime Inc. associate, the Prime app is the one trucking app you definitely need!
Are you ready to become a truck driver?
Apply to Prime today or contact our Recruiting Department at 866-290-1568 to talk about starting your career as a professional truck driver. Come join our fleet!