Access: Android, iPhone. tql.com
What it does: This app helps hotshot haulers and other owner-operators find and bid on freight through the online marketplace uShip.
What they say: Benefits include “push notifications,” alerting bidders to when a bid is accepted or declined or questions are asked; full messaging capability between truckers and shippers; navigation capabilities with map views; optional GPS tracking to alert shippers/consignees to arrival times. uShip recently added brokered loads. The app is in partnership with Unwired Nation.
Access: Android, Blackberry, iPhone and others. uship.com
Logs, inspection reports and more
What it does: Computer-assisted logging for hours-of-service compliance
What they say: “iLogMiles will generate a PDF template for your daily logbook” that you can print and sign to store. As with other computer-assisted logging apps, ability to print is key to complying with federal record-keeping guidelines.
Access: iPhone. www.bryanhinton.com/apps/ilogmiles
What it does: Computer-assisted logging for hours of service compliance, as well as vehicle inspection reports.