The TruckR app highlights stopping areas suitable for 20 metre trucks, passing lanes, trailer swap areas, one lane bridges, and places with limited cellular coverage along the route, along with petrol stations, food outlets and public toilets. It also connects to the Transport Agency Treis alert system, giving you up to date information about road works, crashes and road closures.
TruckR users can open the app and plan their journey before they start, or pull over and check information on the way, as the map features can operate without mobile phone coverage.
The app was initially trialled by the heavy freight industry for the Picton to Christchurch Alternate Route. This area has now been increased to also provide information and alerts for SH1 from Picton to Dunedin.