5 Mobile Apps to Make Your Life Easier

By Erin Ressegieu / August 15, 2018

In a technology driven world, trucking industry specific apps are on the rise. Companies – such as Pilot Flying J and Cat Scale – are using their mobile apps to produce new and innovative ways to improve the trucking experience and boost customer satisfaction. With features such as mobile fueling and updated weather notifications, mobile apps are quickly streamlining and simplifying a trucker’s on the road experience.

myPilot: myPilot app is an essential travel companion for the modern day trucker. With real time updates on fueling lanes and parking availability, truckers can minimize their wait time and have more control over their travel experience.  The enhanced app also features an in-app receipt feature so you can keep track of all your receipts and mileage in one place! Looking for a streamlined truck stop experience? Download it here!

Download iPhone App         Download Android App

Trucker Tools: They say the best things in life are free. Check out the FREE, multi-faceted mobile app: Trucker Tool’s. From checking the cheapest diesel prices along your route to finding the closest weigh scale or rest area, this app has got you covered! Along with its helpful OTR tools, you can also chat with other truckers on the mobile app’s message board. It provides community and helpful resources without the hidden fees. That’s our kind of service!

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NOAA Radar: The weatherman is no match for NOAA’s weather Mobile App. You know what it’s like to get stuck driving to a load destination in the middle of a storm. NOAA gives you a heads up! Sending notifications straight to your phone when inclement weather is approaching your current location, so you can be prepared before the storm hits. Download NOAA Weather Radar App to get the most current weather news for your next trip!

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Cat Scale Weigh My Truck: “Weigh. Pay. And Get Going” with Cat Scale’s Weigh My Truck App. Once you register your truck and download the Cat Scale Weigh My Truck App, you can start saving time on your next weigh stop. Using your smartphone, weigh your truck, pay for the transaction via PayPal or EFS and you’re done- all without ever leaving your truck! This app will also email you a PDF scale ticket or weight information so you can keep track of your weight tickets along the way. Don’t take our word for it though. Check out some of the raving reviews from truckers on the road!

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FleetSafer Mobile: Last but not least, it’s important to avoid using your mobile device while operating a vehicle. This mobile app helps you do that! This lifesaving mobile app blocks incoming texts and emails while you’re behind the wheel. It also sends an automatic “I’m driving” text to notify the sender that you’re putting your safety, and the safety of others, first! 1 out of every 4 accidents in the US is caused by texting and driving. Don’t be a highway hazard. Let FleetSafer Mobile App eliminate the temptation to text when you’re on the road!

Download iPhone App         Download Android App

Remember: Safety is your number one priority.  The FMCSA rules restrict the use of all hand-held mobile devices.  You are responsible for complying with all Federal and State laws when using your mobile device.  You should never operate a motor vehicle while using your mobile device.  Please refer to your Handbook for more information on mobile/cellular phone usage and texting, and visit the following webpages for more information on the regulations:

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/driver-safety/distracted-driving

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/driver-safety/distracted-driving/no-texting-rule-fact-sheet

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/driver-safety/distracted-driving/mobile-phone-restrictions-fact-sheet

TransAm does not require that you utilize any of the applications listed in this blog, nor does TransAm endorse or recommend the use of the above applications.  TransAm does not have any ownership or other relationship with the software developers or marketers for the applications mentioned in this blog.  Use of such applications is strictly voluntary.