As the trucking industry tries to continue to improve productivity and keep drivers happy, mobile technology remains important. A steady increase of the number of apps available for drivers is an ongoing theme to advance efficiency. Many of these apps are available on the driver’s handheld devices including GPS, load assignments, delivery status and travel centers just to name a few. To keep pace with the pandemic, travel centers are focusing on mobile apps and grab and go food to minimalize face to face interaction. “The Pilot Flying J app is a helpful tool for guests and professional drivers to use any time, but especially now to limit contact at stores and help stay safe and healthy,” Jason Nordin, Pilot’s chief operator, wrote in an email to American Trucker. “With the Pilot Flying J app, drivers can handle business and get the services they need from the safety and convenience of their phone.
Many truck stops across the country are adapting to both the pandemic and also they ongoing improvement of technology including, The Pilot Flying J app, TravelCenters of America, and Love’s Connect App. These apps offer features containing pricing, parking spot access, shower reservations and many other options to keep the truckers efficient and back on the road. Truckers continue to be essential to America and the economy. By providing resources with latest information at the palm of their hand, apps will continue to develop and be significant, for drivers, on a daily basis.