Todays Maps are These Smartphone Apps

Todays Maps are These Smartphone Apps
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Sometimes over the road hauling may get a bit confusing, especially if you’re taking a route you’ve never driven before! Lucky for you, we’ve put together a list of five helpful apps that will keep you truckin’ in a timely fashion.

1: Trapster

Trapster is your #1 driving companion. You can help your fellow drivers by running Trapster and reporting traps and hazards such as accidents, construction zones, traffic jams, live police, when you see them. Trapster drivers in the area will be alerted to the issue and know to slow down or change course. And with our verified real-time HERE traffic, you will know where the open road becomes more like a parking lot.

Trapster is among the most notable of the speed-trap apps and may soon not be available for free downloads anymore! Through this app, drivers are able to pinpoint red-light cameras, speed traps, and other delays along their route. There are over 14 million users worldwide making the reported speed traps, cameras, and traffic hazards such as: construction sites and breakdowns accurately pinpointed and easily avoidable. While on route in unfamiliar areas, the Trapster app is a must have!

The Trapster app is free and available in both the Apple and Android markets.

2: Waze

Waze is one of the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation apps. Join drivers in your area who share real-time traffic & road info to save time, gas money, and improve daily commuting for all. Just by driving with Waze open, you’re contributing. Waze makes it easy to keep up with friends and contacts on the go. Say goodbye to pesky texts and calls and let Waze do the work for you.

Waze is an excellent resource for actively avoiding accidents, traffic jams, police traps, breakdowns, etc., while on route to your next delivery. This app is very in tune with your driving patterns while opened. For example, if you’re suddenly slowing down, the app may ask you if a traffic jam is the reason. Waze will then ask details about the severity of the jam and share it with others that may be traveling the same route. This app also helps you find the lowest gas prices and other resources nearest you! Waze is a social GPS, maps, and traffic indicator and very helpful for avoiding annoying unexpected traffic delays and keeping up with your delivery times.

The Waze app is free and available in both the Apple and Android markets.

3: BigRoad

Spend more time driving and less time on paperwork with the #1 trucker app for iPhone, iPod, and iPad. BigRoad has the most 5-star reviews of any trucking app! Daily driver logs the easiest way by keeping track of your duty status changes and builds a clean, compliant and fully editable log through the day. 
Also automatically calculates available drive time and recap using your chosen Hours of Service (HOS) rules. 
 Send driver logs, vehicle inspection reports (DVIR), and scanned documents directly to your fleet from the app. Print or save PDF of logs too. Let Big Road take care of the paperwork while you keep your focus on driving! Credit- Actual apps description

As a commercial driver, you know how important it is to keep track of your driver logs. You also know how much of a pain tracking your duties and status changes can be. With BigRoad, the free truck driver logbook app, you can stop worrying and let the app do the messy work for you. This app offers excellent and helpful features to keep your focus where it belongs—on the road! Some features include benefits like: eliminating miscalculations, improved accuracy, easily accessible property and passenger carrying rules, and allows you to create vehicle inspection reports. Not only can you track your HOS but the app is also a real-time GPS with traffic alerts to help you avoid delays and improve delivery times!

The BigRoad app is free and available in both the Apple and Android markets.

4: iExit

iExit is now FREE for the rest of 2014! * iExit tells you what’s at upcoming exits when you’re on the highway. Search the next 100 exits for businesses (like Starbucks, Cracker Barrel, or KOA Campgrounds), amenities (like WiFi, Playground, or Truck Parking), rest stops, hotel deals, and much more. Don’t believe iExit will change the way you travel? Here’s what CNN had to say about iExit: “Do you have enough gas to wait until the next town? Is there a bathroom coming up any time soon? Need to buy a tent at Wal-Mart? The iExit app will tell you exactly what lies ahead.”
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iExit is an internet exit guide app and uses your device’s location to determine your whereabouts on the highway, and then displays upcoming exits in real time.
iExit is perfect for when you are on unfamiliar routes making you aware of what’s coming up in 5 miles at the next exit or even the next 100 miles! This app is perfect when you’re searching for the nearest Starbucks, restaurants, hotels, and even rest stops. Note: iExit only works in the United States on major exit-based highways.

The iExit app is free and available in both the Apple and Android markets.

5: AroundMe

AroundMe allows you to quickly find out information about your surroundings. How many times have you found yourself in need of finding the closest Gas Station? AroundMe quickly identifies your position and allows you to choose the nearest Bank, Bar, Gas Station, Hospital, Hotel, Movie Theatre, Restaurant, Supermarket, Theatre and Taxi. AroundMe shows you a complete list of all the businesses in the category you have tapped on along with the distance from where you are. For every listing you can choose to see its location on a Map, view the route from where you are, add the information to your contact list or even email the information to a friend. The Nearby listing allows you to find information using Wikipedia about what is around you. Fast, easy and accurate. AroundMe is your ideal day-to-day companion. Credit- Actual apps description

AroundMe is the perfect app for moments on the road when you don’t know where exactly you are. It covers more needs than other apps, and is helpful for the random searches you may find yourself wondering about such as quick to get to gas stations, coffee shops, parking, or any other business within your same location. With the apps clear street view and clean interface it allows for a much quicker and smoother learning curve. Always be aware of your surroundings and let AroundMe fill in the blanks while on route today.

The AroundMe app is free and available in both the Apple and Android

Author: Hit The Road Jack

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