As a truck driver on the great open road, it’s important to be well equipped with the right tools, both physical and electronic, to help make each of your runs successful. With the widespread use of smartphones, countless apps have been created to try to make our lives easier, but which ones are the best? Here are our top five tools, all available on your smartphone, which will help make your career as a professional truck driver a piece of cake.
Our CRE Toolbox app is the ultimate tool to make life easier on the road. This app is simple to use and has many different features that will help you succeed. The CRE Toolbox app allows you to check your messages, loads, and pay statements all from the palm of your hand. You can also contact your main C.R. England contacts and respond to your Qualcomm messages right from the app! The CRE Toolbox will prove to be your most used app and once you use it, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.
C.R. England’s Elite Awards takes a gamified approach to track your progress as a professional truck driver. Elite Awards measures your performance in four major categories: Driver Safety Profile, Production, Fuel Efficiency, and Service. Reviewing this performance helps open up opportunities in your career. Each month you can earn points that win you free prizes! Even better, you can compare your scores with other drivers in your fleet and even across the company to see where you stack up. You can see your scores each month and make goals to improve your skills. Elite Awards is a great tool that truly allows you to see how you are doing as a professional truck driver.
You can find the CareerTrak app within the CRE Toolbox, but here is why it is worth noting. You’ve started your career with C.R. England and now have many opportunities to find a career path that is right for you. CareerTrak allows you to view all available jobs, jobs you are qualified for, and what they pay. You can apply for up to five jobs at a time, there are waiting lists for some positions. You can also set-up alerts for these jobs that will give you status updates via Qualcomm, email, or both. If you decide you want to be taken off a waiting list it is easy to do so and you can continue to peruse where you’d like to take your career next! When a position becomes available, a recruiter will call you to get you set-up.
In order to remain compliant with weight restrictions on the road, the government requires a stop at weigh stations throughout the nation. Instead of getting out of your truck and paying for scales at the truck stop fuel desk, you can use the CAT Scale app and pay from the convenience of your own truck! CAT Scale will allow you to save time by not having to leave your truck to complete the scale transaction, will allow you to pay for the scale charge using your Comdata card avoiding having to come out of pocket, and will allow you to receive a digital copy of your scale weights on your cell phone. To utilize the CAT Scale Weigh My Truck mobile app, all you have to do is register your Comdata card online and download the app onto your smartphone. Then, you can visit any of the 1,650 CAT Scale locations and easily weigh your truck!
Transflo Mobile Plus
With each delivery comes paperwork that goes back and forth between the shipper and receiver until the cargo is delivered to its destination. The home office needs that paperwork so that the customer can ensure their cargo was delivered and so that they can be billed and the shipper can get drivers paid. Transflo Mobile Plus is an app that allows you to scan your documents from the palm of your hand. This can be very helpful when TripPak stations are out of route. The mobile app allows you to scan your documents from your smartphone or tablet and upload them directly to C.R. England. This will allow you to submit your delivery paperwork faster than ever before and help you get paid faster. You’ll have less out of route miles and gain peace of mind using Transflo scanning services. The availability of Transflo Mobile Plus does not replace traditional TripPak scanning methods, which are still available to C.R. England drivers.
If you are a C.R. England driver and would like to learn more about these tools, talk to your Fleet Manager or visit the following links:
CRE Toolbox: www.driver.crengland.com/cretoolbox-mobile
Elite Awards: https://driver.crengland.com/eliteawards-info
CAT Scale: https://driver.crengland.com/cat-scale
Transflo Mobile Plus: https://driver.crengland.com/transflomobileplus