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A few apps to make a Truckie's life easier

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Are you ‘app’ with the apps?

Waze

Waze is a GPS app with crowd-sourced information on best routes and shortcuts, traffic conditions, road incidents, police stops and any other hazards that might slow your trip. The real-time information is sent by drivers, and displayed live for other Waze users.Waze also personalises the app for you. For instance, as you near petrol stations, the app can display fuel prices for the fuel type you want. It can also integrate other favourite apps, like Spotify.


Fuelly

Fuelly helps track fuel usage and calculate your vehicle’s fuel economy, letting you monitor your driving habits and the health of your vehicle, which can help you make the necessary changes in your quest to save on fuel.


Truckie’s Mate

A locally designed app, Truckie’s Mate is customised for the Australian truckie’s needs. The app has an array of features, giving information on new trucks on the market, the location of truck stops, and driver fatigue laws so you can double-check if you’re all right to drive.A helpful feature is “Accident Help” feature which can capture the necessary information needed during an accident, such as location, time, damage caused and witness details, including photography. So when it’s time to contact the insurance company, everything is ready to go.


The Weather Channel

The Weather Channel app gives live hourly updates on weather forecasts, so you can prepare for it accordingly.


Test Your Tired Self

Created by the NSW Government as an initiative to combat driver fatigue, Test Your Tired Self tests how tired you might be before you get behind the wheel, helping you make an informed decision on when to hit pause and recharge.