December CEO Update

I know it’s a very busy and challenging time of year, with rising fuel prices, staffing difficulties and road & rail disruptions. So I just wanted to shoot a quick video to say thanks for the good work and give a quick update on the platform. Fantastic Reviews Although I know most customers are delighted with the service, its still great to hear it again. Here is one that really stood out to me; On time with pick-up and delivery. They kept in contact with me, informing me where vehicle was after pick-up and when in transit. Called me when […]

Staff Q & A: Amit - Product Designer

1. Where were you born?  Assam (North East) - India 2. Favourite Hobby?  Playing with Bat and Ball 3. Favourite Quote? "Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it." - Rabindranath Tagore 4. Favourite Band? Fossils Band (Kolkata) 5. Favourite Food? Hilsa fish in Mustard gravy 6. Post-pandemic - Where Do You Want To Travel First? Queenstown, New Zealand 7. What's a fun fact people may not know? I made students believe that I was a new teacher at a private arts school being a student on the very first day of the […]

Location Tracking - Everything you need to know

One of the benefits of using the Truckit Provider app is that you can share your location with customers, allowing them to keep up to date with their delivery. How to enable tracking for the first time The first time you login to the app you will be shown a popup with a brief overview of Truckit's location tracking. You will then be prompted to set your Location Settings to 'Always'. In order for the tracking to function properly you will need to select 'Always Allow' when prompted. This is a technical requirement to ensure a good tracking experience for […]

An Interview with our Senior Developer Andrew on the Truckit Provider App

Interview with Andrew Erikson - Senior Developer at Truckit.net How did the idea of the app come about? I think the idea for the App may even predate the Website actually. No, I'm exaggerating just a little.  But it really wasn't long after the Website launched that talk of doing a Mobile App began. I think it was pretty much self-evident that that’s where things were headed. Smartphones changed everyone’s lives… which demanded that Truckit step up and produce, not just an App, but a top-notch App. Had you developed apps [like this one] previously? Well, I've been involved in […]

Staff Q&A: Christie - Customer Support Specialist

Where were you born? Palmerston North, New Zealand Favourite Hobby? Horse Riding, Gardening, Cooking. Favourite Quote? Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you! – Dr Seuss Favourite Band? Crowded House Favourite Food? Thai, Indian, BBQ Post-pandemic - Where Do You Want To Travel First? Home to NZ.  It has been 3 years since I have been able to see my folks and sister. What's a fun fact people may not know? When I was in labour with my second son I drove myself to the hospital but had to […]

Useful Apps for Truckers

Living on the road can be tough for truck drivers. Luckily, there are many trucker apps that are designed to support truck drivers. There are so many different apps out there, so we took it upon ourselves to find you the best and most reputable apps that navigate, manage your fuel, find you rest stops, manage fatigue & find a good feed! Apps to make your trips easier Toilet Finder Toilet Finder is an international community group who together have found over 150,000 toilets around Australia and the rest of the world. The app is completely free to use, and […]

Staff Q&A: Chloe - Customer Support Specialist

Where were you born? Brisbane, Queensland What are your favourite hobbies? Playing video games, reading, live music & seeing friends! In a post-pandemic world, where do you want to travel first? France, maybe the Netherlands. I want to see all of the art galleries and see the pretty buildings What is your favourite food? Cheese Pizza Do you have a favourite band? Tool What is a quote that means most to you? Change your thoughts, change the world Do you have any fun facts that people may not know about you? I am a crazy cat lady but only have […]

How Truck Drivers Stay Entertained on the Road

There is no denying that freight drivers spend significant periods of time on the road. In 2020, Budget Direct recorded an estimate of 23,499 million kilometres travelled by all freight vehicles. With such a high estimate, we did some digging to see what these incredible drivers get up to, to keep themselves entertained whilst on the road. Podcasts & Audio Books Without the company of family and friends on the road, finding quality podcasts or audiobooks are an engaging way to stay alert on the road, but also to learn new topics like historical periods, have a laugh and keep […]

Why Every Truck Driver Should Have a Profile Picture!

At Truckit we want to help you show potential users that you will go above and beyond to give them a more personalised experience. A picture speaks a thousand words, and can also increase your chance of securing a job by over 50 percent. We recommend uploading a profile picture that includes your face. If you choose to upload more, you could also showcase yourself, your vehicles, or some of the interesting loads you have transported. Using this feature on your profile will allow a more comprehensive view of who you are, including your skills and experience, providing the user […]

Tips for Truckies: Driving in Summer

Summer trucking can be challenging. During this hot season, it is important that truck drivers establish ways to keep themselves safe. Take time to practice these summer safety tips to significantly reduce a potential road accident and health problems. 1. Hydrate FrequentlyHigh heat and humidity increases perspiration. Always have water handy, including spare bottles in the case of a breakdown. 2. Protect Yourself Against The SunSunlight shining through windows can lead to sunburn and can have a significant impact on someone's health. Use sunscreen, a sun sleeve, window cover, or wear a light long sleeved shirt. 3. Watch Out For […]