Top Mobile Apps for HGV Drivers – Updated on November 2021
What’s your Favourite Mobile app as an HGV driver?
They say there is an app for everything and for HGV/ lorry drivers that is certainly true! But with so many apps how do you decide which is right for you? Well, we can help! Below we’ve outlined some of the best apps for HGV/ lorry drivers. So, let’s take a closer look at them, shall we?
Not every app for HGV/ lorry drivers needs to be focused on route planning and satellite navigation. CamScanner allows drivers to easily scan a wide range of documents and send them on straight away, it’s useful for timesheets, receipts, and much more. Best of all this versatile app is free and available for both Android and Apple devices.
2. Trucker Timer
A great app that is designed for HGV drivers, with the Trucker Timer app you can keep track of your driving hours more easily with the built-in driving log. The app also includes a tachograph feature so you can be sure of accurate results. It’s available for both Android and Apple devices and is priced at £4.99 on the App Store, £3.32 on Google Play Store.
3. Motorway Buddy
Motorway Buddy is a free app for both Android and Apple devices that is designed to help you find overnight truck stops. Any lorry/ HGV driver will know how difficult finding a truck stop can be so this app is sure to come in handy. You can also check parking prices and read reviews from other drivers as well so you will be better informed about where you stay. You can get the app on the Google Play Store or the App Store.
Another great free app that is available for both Apple and Android devices! Waze isn’t designed solely for lorry/ HGV drivers but they will still find it incredibly useful. Waze is a traffic and navigation app but it relies on its many users for up-to-date information about traffic jams, accidents, and other information that could affect your journey. It’s one of the most popular apps of its kind so is certainly worth getting. You can get it here on Google Play Store or download it from the App Store.
5. Google Maps
It’s not just for your desktop or laptop! The Google Maps app is available for both Android and Apple devices and although it might not be one of the fanciest satnav apps available these days it is still worth getting especially when you consider its simple easy to use interface and its free. You can get it here on Google Play Store or download it from the App Store.
With over 16 million users CoPilot is a very popular satnav app that is available for both Apple and Android users. It is designed to work offline and features clear voice directions. Another great feature is the driver safety alerts which alert drivers to speed limits and traffic cameras. There are a lot of great features that come with the CoPilot app although certain maps and features are locked behind in-app purchases. You can get it here on Google Play Store or download it from the App Store.
7. Truck Parking Europe Driver App
The advanced Truck Parking Europe Driver App offers access to over 34,000 truck stops across Europe. The app has a feature to filter your search based on parking locations, size, security, and onsite facilities, etc.
8. Intruck – UK Truckstop App
Available for both Android and Apple devices and free of charge the Intruck app is very useful for finding UK truck stops. You can customise your search parameters in a variety of ways and even pay and pre-book spots using SNAP payments. Updated in real-time, this app is incredibly valuable and something any HGV/ lorry driver should have. You can get it here on Google Play Store or download it from the App Store.
Available for both Apple and Android devices Spotify is a free streaming app although if you want access to all the features you will need to pay a monthly subscription. It has a huge library of music but also offers podcasts as well. You can get it here on Google Play Store or download it from the App Store.
10. BBC iPlayer Radio or Radioplayer – the UK Radio App
If you like listening to the radio then the BBC iPlayer radio app; or the Radioplayer app is certainly worth checking out. Free of charge and available for Apple and Android devices. Many lorry/ HGV drivers will be sure to find it useful on those long journeys. You can get it here on Google Play Store for BBC iPlayer Radio, or download the Radioplayer – the UK Radio App from the App Store.
Audible is perfect for book lovers and it is a huge library, the app is free of charge to download although books will cost money. It’s available for both Android and Apple devices and while many of the titles will cost money to download there is still a large selection of free books to choose from as well. You can get it here on Google Play Store or download it from the App Store.
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading our blog and found it useful and informative. If you would like to find out more about HGV jobs opportunities, get in touch with Optimum Driving Group on 01908 018072 to see what we can offer you.
Please note, this blog is provided for information only and we are not affiliated with any companies mentioned. Optimum Driving Group takes no responsibility for any of the information presented.