Pocket Tools

Todd Dills | July 01, 2011

What they say: “The database of truck stops powering this app is the most complete in the country and is updated daily.” This app was developed by Overdrive publisher Randall-Reilly Business Media and Information in collaboration with ProMiles.

Access: Blackberry, iPhone. www.truckstopcoupons.com



Trucker Net

What it does: One-touch access to the U.S.-Canada parts and service network of Daimler Trucks North America, including Freightliner, Sterling, Western Star and Detroit Diesel, as well as TravelCenters of America and Petro locations. Dealer special information is also available.

What they say: Built into the app is DTNA’s Excelerator “On Call” 24/7 support line for “roadside assistance, tow/extraction and monitoring of your repairs to get you back on the road fast.”

Access: Android, iPhone; Blackberry on the way. daimler-trucksnorthamerica.com



TruckSmart

What it does: TruckSmart is a multifunction app offered by TA/Petro providing interactive maps displaying nearby locations, fuel prices, number of available showers and estimates of available parking by location, updated every two hours. It also has special offers at restaurants, travel stores and truck maintenance centers.

What they say: A one-touch call to the RoadSquad national call center captures the user’s precise coordinates when mobile assistance is needed. Phase two of the app, expected this summer, would integrate the UltraOne rewards program, allowing members to check points balance, access shower credits, review past transactions, review UltraExtras benefits achieved, call Customer Service and even reserve a shower.

Access: iPhone, Android. tatravelcenters.com/trucksmart



Truckster

What it does: Truckster, formerly “Truck Stops Pro,” offers location and contact information for truck stops, as well as current fuel prices, amenities and more. Also searchable by location are rest areas, Wal-Mart locations, weigh stations, hotels and SpeedCo locations.

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