Android GPS apps have developed a lot in the past few years, thus there are countless free or paid programs available for download, to be later used as navigation software.
Truck drivers have as well started using Android navigation apps. Spending a lot of time on the road, they acquired Android tablets that provide multimedia experience (movies, music), internet connectivity, and serving as a replacement for the obsolete navigation system.
Some of the best truck navigation apps for Android
If you are a professional truck driver looking for a gps app that will run on your Android tablet or phone and work in Truck mode, here are the best out there:
Google maps – although it doesn’t run specifically in truck mode, this app is extremely useful for finding addresses and viewing them on the map.
Google Maps is one of the most updated apps and features real time traffic data, being of great help for professional drivers. Many use Google Maps along with another GPS app installed on the same Android tablet. Once Google Maps found the desired address, coordinates can be sent to a truck mode based app to develop a route.
iGO Primo truck or iGO NextGen – one of the most popular apps used by professional drivers. It comes with truck routing mode if you own adequate maps and license.
It is highly advisable to use HERE maps for truck mode. The app lists various restrictions and alerts for drivers, supports waiting times, adding intermediary points and provides multiple alternative routes for the same destination. Truck mode offers the possibility to add your truck’s parameters in order to better generate a route.
Copilot Truck is yet another great app for professional drivers. It comes with multiple truck settings and generated routes are very close to reality. Frequent updates maintain a bug-free app.
The app scores high in terms of live traffic data feed, allowing drivers to avoid roadblocks or other issues during travel. The latter requires a stable internet connection.
Sygic Truck is our last app on the list. Although the last mentioned here, it doesn’t make it any less useful. We are talking about an Android App that features a solid build and has seniority over the others.
It works in offline mode and allows the driver to download just the maps he actually needs. Just like iGO, it uses HERE maps, providing some of the best route computing algorithms for truck mode.
It integrates Google Search for POI (points of interest), thus search accuracy is superior and of high use for professional drivers.
Have you used other apps that should find their place in these standings? We’re welcoming your suggestions in the comments section.