10 best apps for owner-operators to consider downloading

June 30, 2023

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As an owner-operator, you have a lot on your plate. Whether you're finding profitable freight to haul or managing your finances, there's always something that needs your attention.  

Fortunately, there are many owner-operator apps that can help your business run more efficiently. From navigation platforms to fuel management systems, here’s a look at the 10 best apps for owner-operators. 

Best overall apps for owner-operators 

1. Trucker Path.

This app helps you:

  • See real-time parking availability at nearly 8,000 locations across the country.
  • Find truck stops, rest areas, weigh stations and more along your route.
  • Check fuel prices and weather conditions.
  • Optimize your route with real-time traffic updates.
  • Save your navigation history.

2. Pilot Flying J: myRewards. 

This app helps you:

  • Reserve parking spots and showers ahead of time.
  • Get exclusive deals, offers and discounts.
  • See up-to-date information on fuel prices and amenities.
  • Receive a free drink after sign-up and free shower rewards over time.
  • Save all digital receipts.

Best business apps for owner-operators 

3. TruckLogics. 

This app helps you:

  • Track revenue and expenses.
  • Generate invoices and send them directly to your customers.
  • Plan the best route for your trip using the Route Planner option.
  • Manage business documents and reports through a cloud-based digital system.

4. TNTruck.

This app helps you:

  • Find fast and easy quotes for insurance coverage.
  • Manage coverage of your drivers and trucks.
  • Download and print certificates directly from the app.
  • Have 24/7 access to account information.
  • Add specific resources, like who to contact when filing a claim.

Best document management apps for owner-operators

 5. TRANSFLO Mobile+. 

This app helps you:

  • Get real-time load status updates and information.
  • Scan and send documents directly from your phone.
  • Track your hours of service.
  • Collect e-signatures and get notified of payment.
  • Get updates on fuel prices and weather along your route.

6. BigRoad.

This app helps you:

  • Track your hours of service with their electronic logbook.
  • Send your logs directly to your carrier (if you lease-on with one).
  • Stay compliant with DOT regulations by receiving error notifications.
  • Create driver vehicle inspection reports (DVIRs).
  • Know how much driving time you have available.

Best fuel management apps for owner-operators 

7. GasBuddy.  

This app helps you:

  • Find the cheapest fuel prices in your area.
  • Earn points and redeem them for free fuel.
  • Estimate your fuel costs with a trip cost calculator tool.
  • Use the Fuel Logbook to track previous fuel purchases.

8. Fuelbook. 

This app helps you:

  • Search through 5,000 diesel prices at truck stops nationwide.
  • View net price, retail price and savings per gallon.
  • Use an interactive map to see nearby fuel and parking locations.
  • Find truck services and amenities along your route.

Best navigation apps for owner-operators 

9. Google Maps.

This app helps you:

  • Get traffic updates and satellite views of your route.
  • Find nearby restaurants, hotels, fuel stations and other amenities.
  • Save your search history and favorite locations.
  • Find real-time fuel prices at truck stops.

10. DOT 511.

This app helps you:

  • Get real-time updates and alerts for a state’s major highways and interstates.
  • See up-to-date weather information and alerts, including severe weather warnings.
  • View current road conditions and prepare for construction, accidents or closures.
  • Have the ability to see traffic cameras in certain locations.
  • Have the ability to report any hazards they encounter.
Schneider is not affiliated with, and does not own, any of these apps.