Trucker Path, the company behind the crowd-sourced trip planning app for truckers, has released Trucker Path Bro, billed as the industry’s first freight chatboat. With Trucker Path Bro, truckers can get the latest updates on parking availability, weigh stations, and other nearby facilities. This helps truckers to optimize their trips and save loads of time and money. (According to the company’s research, Trucker Path Pro saves roughly 51 min per trip on average, translating in $600 in monthly savings.)
The idea behind the main Trucker Path Pro app came from CB radio which has been used by the drivers for decades to share important information on the road. With the latest inclusion, the company explains, Trucker Path Pro now provides information on truck parking availability at more than 27,000 locations along the National Highway System.
Trucker Path Pro’s crowdsourcing technology captures accurate, real-time information on truck parking availability from its active user community. More than 430,000 drivers, or 30 percent of all Class 8 drivers in the United States, use the app for daily trip planning, according to Trucker Path.
Now, Trucker Path Bro takes this information and delivers it in real time directly to the chat, a system designed to enable users to find available truck parking and weigh stations more quickly.