There are plenty of ways technology has made life easier for people all around the world. This is just as true for those of us that make a living in the transportation industry. One of the most revolutionary advances in technology has come from the development of the smartphone.
Beyond just making it easier to keep in touch on the road as a truck driver, new applications also make it easier to work. There are a ton of apps out there specially designed for drivers. Let’s take a look at just one free app that’ll help you drive smarter!
The KeepTruckin app is relatively new and is one of the highest reviewed apps available. It offers several great features for drivers – let’s take a look at three of them that you can start using today:
1. First, the KeepTruckin app offers an electronic logbook function. This is arguably the most useful tool. Gone are the days when you have to scribble down your notes in a scrunched up paper logbook. Keeping your records on your device saves space and time. Not to mention, you’ll be able to read your handwriting later on. Editing your records is extremely easy, too.
2. Now that you’re keeping your records on your iOS or Android device, the app will also help you stay out of hot water when it comes to HOS Regulations. Since you’re keeping track of your hours on and off the road, the app will send you a notification warning you when you are soon to commit an HOS violation. You can set the alarm to warn you anywhere from fifteen minutes to one hour before it’s time to park. That way, you’re sure to know when to take a break or finish your shift.
3. Finally, there are the extra bells and whistles. When it’s time to file important documents, the app allows you to take pictures and file them by sending an email. Furthermore, you can complete your Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR) using the free tool. If your trucking carrier uses the app too, you can even share your logs with your employer via the app.
All in all, the KeepTruckin app is an effective, simple, and free way to make your truck driving job easier and even improve your day-to-day organization skills!
Don’t miss out on the great ways technology is working to make our industry an easier, safer, and all-around more enjoyable place to work. Interested in learning more about how high-tech innovations work to make Smith Transport the best place to drive? Contact us at 866-265-3718 or email us at email@example.com or if you’d rather, just click here to apply online!