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Todd Dills

Truckster app ‘by and for drivers’

| April 19, 2011

From the Maine Morning Sentinel newspaper comes news of the former hauler, 42-year-old Leigh Gagnon, who created and launched in 2009 the Truckster app for the iPhone and Android phones. Available for $3.99 in the Android market and iTune App Store, the multifunction app provides a searchable platform to the majority of truckstops the nation over, with current fuel prices, various amenities, and more.

Also searchable by location are rest areas, Wal-Mart locations, weigh stations, hotels, SpeedCo locations and stops with TransFlo services. “This application is designed to be a community effort,” the makers say. Drivers using the app can assist the developer in updating the information and adding additional stops. Additionally, drivers can communicate with each other by posting notes about each stop. Truckster is working on adding a load board as well, makers say. Stay tuned.

For more about the app, read the Morning Sentinel story, quite goofily titled “Looking for a twenty on some go juice? There’s an app for that.” Or search for “Truckster” in the markeplaces on your phone for user reviews.

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