The best smartphone apps for HGV drivers

If you’re one of the many HGV drivers who own a smartphone, are you maximising its full potential? We have created a list of the best smartphone apps for HGV drivers that will aid you in your work. If you use an app we haven’t listed and feel it benefits you as an HGV driver, make sure you let us know: we’ll add it to the list and credit you for your submission.


Waze Social GPS, Maps & Traffic

This smart app works like a cross between a navigation app and a social media channel. Drivers can update the community network with the latest updates on traffic and incidents, giving a real-time view on the condition of the roads. This allows drivers to plan their routes effectively, saving time and fuel.

Cost: FREE

Navtruck UK

This navigation app has been specifically designed for lorry drivers, ensuring that routes are calculated taking into account restrictions such as height, width and load. It is one of the more expensive apps out there, but compared to the cost of a standalone truckers sat-nav, it actually offers good value.

Cost: From £79.99 (Apr 2018)


HGV Parking

Created by HGVParking.com, this app allows drivers to search for parking areas close to them. With over 1000 locations listed, we think it fully justifies its very reasonable price tag.

Cost: £2.99

intruck – UK Truckstop App

This app provides information on truck stops: location, facilities etc. Another very useful app to have handy when you’re looking for a safe place to park up for the night.


Cost: FREE

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Keep a close eye on your driving and working time with this great free app. It is very easy to lose track of time, and running over driving hours can lead to infringements and even fines. Save yourself the hassle and download this app.

Cost: from £3.32


FleetSafer Mobile

Use this app to block incoming phone calls, messages and notifications while driving. An automatic reply can also be set to notify the caller that you are driving and will reply once it is safe.

Cost: FREE

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