Life of an HGV driver is not as simple as it may seem. It requires a lot of planning and organisation. To help make the day to day routine of an HGV driver a little easier, we have compiled a list of the best mobile apps which can be downloaded on a smartphone, designed especially for transporters.
This is an excellent app and the only app created to help HGV drivers in the UK keep track of their driving hours and avoid fatigue violations. Drivers can maximize their driving hours, earn more and stay clear of fines by availing the advanced tachograph and driving log features of the app. This app is available for free on Apple Store and Android phones.
Waze Social GPS, Maps & Traffic
This app enables truck drivers to communicate with the local driving community. Millions of drivers use the mapping, navigation and traffic information on Waze to save fuel, time, and avoid traffic congestion. Drivers can also report hazards and incidents on the road and receive road alerts. This app is free on Apple Store and Android. Voice Text Pro Drivers can use this app to speak into their phones and get the voice message converted into text. It’s an excellent app to ensure road safety and is available on Apple Store for free.
With this app, HGV drivers can block phone calls, messages and emails while driving and reply with an automatic ‘I’m driving’ message. This app is available for free on Apple and Android.
With this app, drivers can scan any documents (like timesheets, receipts etc) and send them straight away. This app is available for free on Apple and Android.
This GPS navigation app designed especially for truckers calculates routes while considering truck-restricted roads and provides reliable results keeping in view the HGV’s width, weight and load type etc. This app costs £79.99 on Apple and Android phones.
This app helps plan HGV drivers in planning their trip, breaks, and park safely. It gives details of each truckstop on the route. This app is available on Apple Store.
This app gives HGV drivers access to over 800 parking bays which are exclusive to HGVparking.com. Truckers can search for parking areas nearby and switch between six different categories of parking areas. This app costs £2.29 on Apple and Android phones.