It’s not enough to say we’ll have it there. Don’t get us wrong, Strategic Transportation is ready to deliver any cargo, on-time; whether the job is in Minneapolis, MN, or anywhere coast to coast. But making sure it gets there with the latest tools and know-how is the sort of the task that requires transportation project management and maybe a few extra tools that are no further away than that smartphone in your hand.
While ensuring your cargo gets where it needs to go safely and on time requires experienced transportation project management, there are other tools that can help professional drivers available! From the best way to monitoring fuel prices to where there’s a good place to park, there are a bunch of apps that can aid professional drivers these days and make things just a little easier if the delivery is a local job or headed to a far corner of the country.
Not all GPS applications are created equal. It’s nice to have some calculators to help you figure out the size of your vehicle and the type of load you’re hauling. The right GPS apps can help drivers and managers find a way around weight limits and even hazardous route restrictions that could prove to be real time and fuel wasters.
Among several GPS apps on the market geared for truck drivers: SmartTruckRoute and CoPilot get high marks for the ways they can help navigate unforeseen problems big-rigs can face.
There’s also something to be said for avoiding time wasters while on the road. The Drivewyze PreClear Bypass app can save drivers weigh station hassles. The subscription-based system gives drivers alerts as they approach scales and allows many to bypass based on a fleet’s safety score.
While we’re talking weight, the Weigh My Truck app from CAT Scale Company allows truckers to visit a scale and weigh-in without leaving their cab. They can also use Penske’s Locator to find the nearest scale.
In the age of the electronic monitoring there is nothing more important than knowing where to pull over. Several apps like Road Breakers are ready to offer stop suggestions. The Travel Centers of America/Petro Stopping Centers app known as TruckSmart is also a handy solution.
Of course, you’ll need to think strategically about your fuel. Gas Buddy is a way to find cheaper fuel prices near you. The FleetAdvance Mobile app from the well-known fuel-card provider Comdata also allows their clients to search for the lowest prices nearby.
Strategic Transportation will create a personalized transportation plan and a transportation project management strategy to ensure your goods are transported safely and on time in Minneapolis and across the country. Call Strategic Transportation today at (651) 433-7310 and just like many of the apps we just mentioned, we’ll help deliver the perfect transportation strategy for you.