A quality global positioning system (GPS) is a valuable tool for any trucker. Regular systems are geared to commuter vehicles and not for truckers. A large truck and a commercial level trailer are not going to make a sharp turn as easily as our friends in commuter vehicles.
Luckily there are some GPS is designed with truckers in mind. The benefit to using a GPS designed for truckers is that hills, sharp turns, and limited access roads may not show up. Here are five GPS apps for truckers.
The goal of SmartTruckRoute is to help professional truck drivers save time, save gas, and drive safely. It is a subscription-based truck routing service. Truckers can download the app free of charge to see truck routing menus, and you can use SmartTruckRoute from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and 1 a.m. to 1 a.m. every day for free. Subscription pricing can be found in the app.
Navigate any size truck with the convenience of using your phone.
Offers the latest truck specific maps and routes.
Provides turn-by-turn instructions with voice with lane guidance.
Navigate in Street, Hybrid, or Satellite View Mode.
Specify Size, Weight, and Hazmat level to insure accurate truck routing.
Use your phone’s built-in speaker to say your destination address or point of interest (such as a truck stop).
Built-in Odometer function allows you to track state mileage for easy tax filing.
State border crossing, weigh scales, and speed limit alerts.
Navigation does not interrupt other functions of the phone.
Unique driver feedback loop provides best in truck navigation.
Unlimited number of routes, use as often as you wish.
When using Trucker Path, you can search branded and independent truck stops, check real-time parking availability, weigh stations and scale status, find cheapest diesel fuel, Walmart locations, rest areas, and more. Trucker Path is also committed to finding truckers the fastest route so they can spend more time at home with their families. It is also a free app, but there are in-app purchases.
Find popular truck stops
Real-time truck parking availability
Truck parking status history
Book truck parking in advance at some stops
See which weigh scales are opened or closed
Check weigh stations status history
Find CAT scales
Find fuel statiosn with diesel
Compare fuel prices
Plan your route
Find low clearance bridges
Truck wash locator
DAT Trucker is a top free app for all truckers. It provides accurate GPS information. It can locate truck stops, fuel stations, weigh scales, and trucker-friendly restaurants. DAT Trucker also provides access to DAT Load Board.
Find out where the closest truck stops are.
Sort nearby truck stops by distance, diesel prices and parking spaces.
A complete list of diesel fuel prices for truck drivers.
Find trucker-friendly hotels that have parking for big rigs.
Access thousands of heavy-duty services nationwide.
Get free limited searches of nearby truckloads.
Co Pilot is designed to give clear directions, reliable offline maps, and powerful trip planning. The app is trusted by over 16 million other drivers, and it includes lots of in-app features.
Includes 7 days voice-guided navigation and ActiveTraffic
Reliable Offline GPS
Clear voice directions
Powerful trip planning
Know your turn
Local knowledge everywhere
Sygic Truck GPS Navigation
Sygic is one of the most reliable navigation apps for professional truck drivers with first-class routing and highly accurate premium maps. It is trusted by millions of truck drivers worldwide.
All-in-one app with special routing for trucks
Detailed navigation and trucker paths for large vehicles with specific restrictions in the map
Maps are stored offline on your device so internet connection is not required, works with GPS signal.
Regular free map, POI, and speed camera
Personal routing profiles for different vehicles
Optional real-time traffic information and speed cameras database
What app do you use for navigating? Let us know in the comments below.