Best Truck Apps
Technology—love it or hate it, it’s here to stay and so is the enormous world of applications! Today we’re going to have a look at the best free apps for truckies, to make life easier for you on and off the road.
Waze is a GPS app with crowd-sourced information on best routes and shortcuts, traffic conditions, road incidents, police stops and any other hazards that might slow your trip. The real-time information is sent by drivers, and displayed live for other Waze users.
Waze also personalises the app for you; as you near petrol stations, the app can display fuel prices for the fuel type you want. The app can also integrate other favourite apps, like Spotify.
Have you seen fuel prices lately? On the whole, fuel is getting more expensive, and if you’re in the business of saving money, Fuelly says it can help.
Fuelly helps you track your fuel usage and calculate your vehicle’s fuel economy, letting you monitor your driving habits and the health of your vehicle, which can help you make the necessary changes in your quest to save on fuel.
A locally designed app, Truckie’s Mate is customised for the Australian truckie’s needs. The app has an array of features, giving you information on new trucks on the market, the location of truck stops, and even driver fatigue laws so you can double-check if you’re all right to drive.
The most helpful feature of the app is arguably the “Accident Help” feature. This feature is there to help you capture all the necessary information needed during an accident, such as location, time, damage caused and witness details, including photography. So when it’s time to contact the insurance company, everything is ready to go.
The Weather Channel
Truck drivers know better than anyone just how big our beautiful continent is. And with size comes constantly changing weather. You can go from sunshine to rain, and back again—all in the span of minutes.
The Weather Channel app will give you live hourly updates on weather forecasts, so you can predict bad weather in advance and prepare for it accordingly.
Test Your Tired Self
Keeping yourself well rested and energised during long drives is important for your own safety and the safety of other people on the road.
Created by the NSW Government as an initiative to combat driver fatigue, Test Your Tired Self tests how tired you might be before you get behind the wheel, helping you make an informed decision on when to hit pause and recharge.
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