5 Awesome Apps for Truck Drivers 

Anyone with a smartphone and data connection can send emails, shop for goods, make reservations, and connect with friends or even total strangers. However, the endless amount of resources available on the internet can be, at times, completely overwhelming. Sometimes it feels like digging through an unorganized toolbox, trying to find the exact right tool for a job. The frustrating part (of both the internet and your messy toolbox) is you know the perfect solution is in there somewhere.  

The Right Tool for the Job 

Apps help to organize some of what the internet has to offer.  Whether for business, entertainment, music, or health, apps usually stick to serving one designated function or solving one specific problem. They save time by storing user information and being quickly accessible.

 

  1. ICG ProfitCalc – a bidding app that helps you negotiate with brokers and shippers smarter. It calculates specific profit margins based on your projected annual costs and specific load-by-load rate calculations. The calculations are based on load mileage and other key details, and this is all clearly laid out for you in fillable data fields. A onetime cost of $15 will get you this number crunching app.
     
  2. Trucker Path – a free navigation app that will help you find the nearest truck stop, gas station (with truck clearance), repair shop, or weigh station no matter where you are. The big benefit of this app is that it updates in real time to tell you if a weigh station is open or closed, if there’s available parking at any given truck stop, and even current fuel prices at gas stations.
     
  3. Rolling Strong – a free health and wellness app from a company dedicated to the wellbeing of truck drivers. The app offers nutritional guidance by suggesting meals and exercise programs based on your daily sleep, exercise, and water and calorie intake. Maybe the coolest feature is the fitness competitions with other drivers who use the app. The motivation to win these competitions? Points that can be used towards food, merchandise, and free showers. The Rolling Strong App is free to download.
     
  4. iHeartRadio – a music, radio, and podcast app with various subscription levels to choose from. The free version gives you access to AM/FM radio stations from around the world. You can skip up to six songs per hour, per station. iHeart Plus gives you more control over what plays. For $5 a month, you can play specific tracks on demand and have unlimited skips. The All Access subscription is $10 per month. This one allows you to listen even while offline; no need for a wi-fi or data connection. Both paid versions offer a 30-day free trial.
  5.  Facebook – you probably already use this social media platform, but the free Facebook app makes it even easier to stay connected and take advantage of all that Facebook has to offer. For example, you can play games with your friends and even buy and sell items and services on the Facebook Marketplace. Share and store pictures and video, and even message and video chat with friends and family– all from the app. While you’re at it, follow the US Cargo Control Facebook page for great deals and information.

 

 Share your Best Trucker Apps 

Have any trucker specific apps that have come in handy for you? Help others out by sharing them in the comments below! 

 

US Cargo Control is Headed to NATE UNITE 2018

The NATE Association

US Cargo Control is a proud member of the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE). NATE is a non-profit trade association that provides members with uniform safety standards, improved communications, and a unified voice for tower erection, service and maintenance companies.

For over 20 years, NATE has been recognized as the industry leader in promoting safety, standards, education and uniform practices and procedures.

#NATEUNITE2018

Next week, Nashville, TN, is hosting NATE UNITE 2018, and our very own Lacy, Alex and David are very excited to be attending this annual event. These three are all members of US Cargo Control’s dedicated Rigging & Lifting team, meaning they are product experts within this specialized industry.

Along with educational sessions led by industry experts discussing current relevant topics, there is also an exhibition component where attendees get to meet other professionals within the telecommunications industry and see what new products are available.

The US Cargo Control team will be exhibiting at booth #437. Among the new products we’ll have on hand are Crosby, Van Beest, and Chicago Hardware shackles; cargo and lifting nets; a variety of slings; as well as custom options for lifting and rigging supplies.

Our team knows that NATE puts on a great annual event that never disappoints. From the educational sessions to the networking events, NATE does a great job of getting everyone involved. “One thing I have noticed about NATE and the telecom industry is the people and the passion they have for what they are doing,” says Lacy. We find that truly inspiring.

David, Alex and Lacy are most looking forward to spending time with our current customers, and they can’t wait to meet new people and spread that word about what US Cargo Control can do for their company. From the networking to the learning and beyond, US Cargo Control is very proud to be a NATE member, and a part of #NATEUNITE2018!

Please stop by and meet David, Alex and Lacy if you are attending this wonderful event.

USCC Enhances Structure to Elevate Customer Dedication

US Cargo Control has always been dedicated to providing business’ and individuals with quality products and prompt, professional service. Whether online or over the phone, our continual goal is to get you “what you want, when you need it.”  

Expertise  

Throughout the years, we have assembled a dedicated staff that thrives on being product and industry experts. Every last one of them seeks to make your job safer and easier, and your equipment allocation more efficient. We are always happy to take your calls and promptly answer any questions about product, price, shipping, or custom order needs.  

With these experts in place, we are now strategically structuring our sales and service team to better serve you.  

What isn’t changing is our steadfast dedication to providing cargo control solutions for the industries we serve. Our three largest currently being: trucking and transportation, lifting and rigging, and moving.

Your Trusted Partner  

We aim to be your trusted partner and consultant, not just an equipment vendor. This will be accomplished by organizing our sales and service team in a way that gets each customer their own dedicated team. Our dedicated consultants and teams will be strategically focused on your industry, your company, and your individual needs.   

For companies and individuals already familiar with us, expect the same great industry knowledge, customer service, and transparent communication you have come to expect from us, but with a more strategic focus on your specific needs and your company goals; both now and in the future.   

Considering giving USCC an opportunity? The time has never been better to experience the advantages of working with a company that genuinely cares about every aspect of your business and your needs.   

What You Should Expect  

Within each team, these dedicated professionals will consult and solve whatever needs you may have. When you call in, one of our Inside Sales Specialists will answer and be able to explain our products in detail, answer any questions, and find the best solutions that meet your goals. Our Service & Solutions Specialists can update you on pending orders, as well as help you manage web orders and freight-related items. Finally, our Business Development Consultants will listen to your long-term needs to help you develop a cost-effective purchasing strategy. Your growth and success are our top priority. 

“All three roles will become an extension of your team by being a dedicated, trusted, and accessible resource for all your equipment needs,” said Zach Schmit, Chief Sales Officer at USCC. 

In addition, we are streamlining the phone order process by cutting our inbound phone numbers down to a small handful. This will save you time and hassle by directing your call to the right industry specialist, right away.   

Put us to the Test  

At the end of the day, actions always speak louder than words. There is only one way to truly understand everything we have to offer you. Challenge us to deliver on all your cargo control needs. Don’t see what you’re looking for on our website? No problem. Just ask us and see what we can do for you. Let us show you the benefit of having dedicated consultants on your side. Check out our website, call us at 855-785-0412, or stop by our showroom. We are located in Urbana, Iowa – right off Interstate 380, at 202 Blue Creek Drive. We look forward to helping you, and your business, grow and succeed.

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