Pocket Tools

Todd Dills | July 01, 2011

What they say: The app “makes it easy for drivers of commercial vehicles to find the nearest authorized service provider when they need tire or emergency road service.” National account customers and ContiFleet members can also dial the TrukFix hotline for service with one touch.

Access: iPhone. www.continental-truck.com



Mack Dealer Locator

What it does: Lists and helps connect users to Mack dealers utilizing phone GPS functionality for real-time location tracking, among other features.

What they say: This app will find the nearest dealer based on current location, or by searching an alphabetical list by state or province. Customers can access a dealer’s contact information, address, website and services offered as well.

Access: iPhone. www.macktrucks.com



Michelin Truck Tires Locator

What it does: More than just a dealer locator, this app uses GPS technology to find the nearest Michelin truck tire or service provider, as well as information about that location. Users can dial Michelin OnCall emergency road service directly or search for a provider by category.

What they say: The application can also display service providers based on an entered location other than the current GPS location. Users have the ability to call the service provider or save the provider’s information to their device.

Access: Android, Blackberry, iPhone. www.michelintruck.com



Pilot store locator

What it does: Allows search for Pilot Travel Centers and Flying J locations.

What they say: The app plots nearest locations on a map, then offers turn-by-turn directions. Pilot Travel Center Locator iPhone app searches the immediate area or a specific city, state, or zip and displays the distance to any truck stop.

Access: iPhone. pilottravelcenters.com



Truck Stop Coupons

What it does: This app offers discounts for merchandise and services at truck stops, navigational capabilities and more.

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