Trucker Path says its new truck navigation is easing the anxiety it says over-the-road drivers experience when planning a trip. Subscribers to the new system, announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show in March, will be routed on truck-specific routes that avoid low bridges and bridges with weight restrictions. When a user attempts to use a road that is not a designated truck route, alarms will be activated, notifying the user to avoid the route.
Trucker Path is an app that connects an online trucker community of more than 700,000 with other truckers, brokers, and logistics professionals. It can help truckers find and discuss the best truck stops, available parking nearby, weigh stations status, fuel prices, etc.
“Our members continually tell us how our app reduces the stress of planning a trip, fuel prices and finding a safe place to park,” said Joe Chen, CEO of Trucker Path. “The community told us their number one feature request of the Trucker Path app was a truck-specific navigation system.”
According to the company, more than 1,500 over-the-road drivers have been beta testing the Trucker Path Community board over the last 60 days. The community room allows users to comment in 26 trucking related forums, ask questions in the truck models section, and post and view used equipment.
“We have built a community space that gives drivers a chance to discuss what’s on their minds with other drivers and post pictures of their trucks,” said Chen. “Drivers love to talk and love their truck, we are already seeing this to be popular feature to the app.”
Also new is the Trucker Path Hire job board, which allows trucking companies to post job opportunities locally and nationally for drivers.