Using Technology On the Road
Technology has made life much easier for everyone, including professional drivers. Whether it helps you get where you need to be on time or helps you pass the hours it takes to arrive, technology has revolutionized the big rig world.
- Navigation. The first and most prominent pieces of technology for truck drivers are navigational systems. Gone are the days when big rig drivers pulled out maps at gas stations to figure out their route. Today, it is easy enough to just plug in the GPS on your phone and hit the road!
- Organization. With loadboards and instant freight matching, you can connect shipments at the touch of a button. If you are an owner-operator, you can apply to haul loads via different freight apps that allow you to choose when, where and what you transport.
- Entertainment. Say goodbye to listening to the same ten songs on the radio all day long. Truck drivers now have the ability to stream live music, download podcasts and listen to audiobooks. Try catching up on the latest news, learning a new language, or rocking out to your favorite tunes while on the road.
- Safety. Finally, technology has certainly improved truck driver safety. With devices like back-up cameras, dash cams and LED flashlights, you are safer than ever before - both from accidents and from insurance issues.
If you would like to browse the different technology options you have as a truck driver, call Crossroads Leasing & Finance, LLC today.