Best Apps for Truck Drivers

Trucking apps

Apps can make your life on the road easier.

It seems like there’s an app for everything when you search through the GooglePlay or Apple app stores. Thanks to a wave of new apps designed specifically for truckers, countless digital tools are available in the palm of your hand. These refined new applications can help you avoid traffic and delays that cut into your time and profit.

Co-Pilot Live Truck

This app uses a voice-guided GPS navigation system to give truck drivers personalized, safe, and trusty routes that are guaranteed to be truck-legal. You can input and change your current vehicle size, load type, and truck weight and the app will automatically switch you to the quickest and safest legal route (adjusted for weight restrictions and low clearances along the way). You can download maps over Wi-Fi or using data to store them on your phone and access them in areas with low or no service. Co-Pilot Live Truck ensures every ride will be as smooth and stress-free as possible.

FatSecret Calorie Counter

Staying healthy on the road is a constant struggle. Late-night convenience store runs, restaurants that lack truck parking, and healthy quick service restaurants located far off your route can all cause you to rack up way more calories than miles driven. This app allows you to easily access nutritional information for chain restaurant menu items, scan barcodes to skip typing in the name of your snack, and track your daily calorie, fat, and carb intake.

FleetSafer Mobile

Hands-free cellphone laws and regulations are designed to help keep drivers and truckers looking at the road instead of their hands. Every time you read or write a text message, you look away from the road for almost 5 seconds. When driving at 55 miles per hour, five seconds is how long it takes you to cover more than the length of a football field. Keep your eyes and attention on the road with FleetSafer, an app that allows you to block text messages and emails while driving and respond with an away message to let the texter know you’re driving. It’s not just courtesy, it’s the law.


As a full time or part time trucker, every week you use hundreds of gallons of diesel. One of the simplest ways to save on the road is by using GasBuddy, an app updated by users working together to map out diesel prices at thousands of gas stations across the United States and Canada. With GasBuddy you can locate the cheapest diesel within a specific radius, find local gas stations, and see what features each station has. Take the guesswork out of gassing your truck!

tpMobile for Xata Turnpike

Xata Turnpike is a complex electric onboard recorder that can run on a truck driver’s cell phone, smartphone, or tablet. The app will record electric hours-of-service logs, show speed management and CSA risk scorecards, and calculate fuel savings and driver productivity data. In today’s trucking world, it can be incredibly time-consumign to keep up with regulatory issues and still operate at the lowest cost and highest efficiency. Xata Turnpike is the perfect app for both truck drivers and fleet managers.


For All of Your Trucking Needs

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