Technological advances have led to many improvements in the field of truck driving. Mobile phone and tablet usage has increased dramatically in recent years, with more than half of owner-operators using their mobile phones daily as a tool, guide, and social outlet. As a trucker, there are a wide variety of mobile apps you can take advantage of to stay connected and improve your safety, efficiency, and comfort while on the road.
Texting and emailing can be a significant danger while on the road; furthermore, texting while driving is illegal in many states and can carry with it a ticket or a hefty fine if drivers are pulled over for this offense. The FleetSafer Mobile app blocks incoming emails and texts while you are driving, also providing the option to respond with a message to let those trying to contact you know you are driving and cannot respond at the present time.
Owner-operator truckers have found mobile technology a great business asset. The uShip Mobile app is a tool designed to help owner-operators locate clients that require shipping via truck and place bids on available loads. This app allows you to track bids to see whether they’ve been accepted or declined, and also offers GPS tracking for your clients so they’ll always have up-to-date information about their load’s location and ETA.
Co-Pilot Live Truck
The advent of GPS technology has greatly improved trucking efficiency. However, most GPS apps are designed for cars, which can still pose a problem for truck navigation. Co-Pilot Live Truck is a GPS app tailored to a trucker’s specific needs, offering voice-guided GPS directions of truck-friendly routes to help you avoid low clearances, congested areas, tight turns, and other road challenges.
At Phoenix Truck Driving Institute, we are here to help you succeed in today’s modern trucking industry. We offer CDL classes and lifetime job placement to provide you with everything you need to pursue a successful trucking career. You can learn more about us online, at one of our open house events, or by calling (877) 205-5372.