Top Eight Apps for Truck Drivers
These days, there’s an app for everything! Most people are familiar with driving applications like Google Maps and Waze, but there are plenty of other resources available that can be useful for the flatbed truck driver. From trip planning and fuel assistance to lifestyle tips and reward points, here is our list of eight applications that will be the most beneficial for our drivers.
Note that these applications are only meant to be additional tools to assist you. They do not replace the knowledge and resources available to you through your Risk/Safety team and Fleet Manager. You must properly plan out your trip and remain compliant with PGT guidelines and DOT regulations at all times.
1 - Pilot Flying J helps you plan out your route and make the most out of your stops for fuel, supplies and amenities. View and filter locations by their available amenities, get access to daily rewards and exclusive offers, and save time by signing up for mobile fueling and shower reservations. The app also shows real-time parking locations and lets you reserve a parking spot in advance. PGT gets the best discounts at Pilot locations!
3 - Trucker Path is a trip planning and mapping app made for truckers, by truckers. With a database of over 40,000 truck stops in the U.S. and Canada, you can access reviews from other drivers to find the best locations. Trip planning features include multi-day planning, real-time parking availability and weigh stations. You can also customize your trip based on your truck type to help avoid low overpasses. Remember, do not blindly follow your GPS!
4 - PrePass is a weigh station bypass and toll app that can be used alone or with your PrePass transponder. Using the application and the transponder expands the coverage area, and with the application, you can also receive alerts for approaching weigh stations, upcoming road hazards (like slow traffic or construction) and other road safety conditions.
5 - Weigh My Truck saves users time when weighing on a CAT scale. By using the GPS in your phone, Weigh My Truck automatically locates the CAT scale you’re weighing on and syncs with your online account. You can view your past weights and email copies of your scale tickets.
6 - Rolling Strong is a health app made for professional truck drivers. The application gives you access to wellness coaching and workout routines for your days on the road. You can also use it to log your water, sleep and food to form and encourage healthy habits.
8 - Must Have: PGT Trucking Driver App. Every driver should utilize their PGT Driver App! Our application will help you get paid accurately and on time, and with our integrated load information, you can easily scan and upload your paperwork. Features include:
- Two-way messaging with your Fleet Manager
- New load notification and information
- Driver referral
- Driver feedback
BONUS - Driver•i. The Driver•i app allows drivers to see their GreenZone score and improve their driving habits right away. Our risk and safety teams will still be available for questions and coaching, but the application will give our drivers real-time reviews of their day.
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PGT values our drivers, and we have great benefits, the best equipment and an industry-leading pay package based on percentage pay. Come drive for the company that treats you like family!
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