RoadSwap’s Game Changing App for Smart Phones Gives Truckers a Powerful New Tool to Buy, Sell and Swap Goods at Truck Stops
September 14, 2015 Roadswap LLC, based in Atlanta, Georgia, announces the launch of its new cloud application that locates and matches buyers to sellers using GPS to eliminate the high cost of goods for over-the-road truckers.
With Roadswap, truckers no longer need to use their CBs to find nearby buyers or sellers. RoadSwap combines GPS with trucker-to-trucker classifieds to give over-the-road truckers, the ultimate tool they need to easily find, buy, sell and swap goods when they need them now, not thousands of miles away, saving truckers time and money.
Most over-the-road truckers do not have the option of pulling off the interstate to find the things they need for a reasonable price. Anyone who travels long distances knows that merchandise along any Interstate is more expensive than the same merchandise found within towns and cities. For the trucker, it isn’t feasible to pull off the interstate, head into a town, drive through congested streets, find commercial parking and wander around looking for bargains or that necessary piece of equipment. Buyers save time and miles by meeting sellers in their vicinity at truck stops, rest stops and public gathering spots along their routes.
“When I’m on a long haul, the last thing I want to do is spend a ton of money for stuff at truck stops. It’s like they know I don’t have a choice cause there wasn’t any competition. Now with RoadSwap, there is [be]cause I can always find a fellow trucker nearby who has what I need so [by the] end of the day, I’ve got more money in my pocket.”
Take Jay. Jay knows the truck stop at which he’s laying over to relax and unwind after putting in the day’s grueling hours. Jay plans to shower, eat and return to his truck to watch a movie or two before bunking down. But, Jay has a small problem. He has watched all the DVDs he brought with him a dozen times. Jay wants something he hasn’t seen before. Since most truck stops are local monopolies, they have a limited selection of items at significantly higher prices. Additionally, truck stops offer limited and costly WiFi that makes it impossible to stream movies, and TV reception is usually poor. Jay turns to RoadSwap to find movies he hasn’t seen yet and either buy them or swap his for them with nearby truckers.
RoadSwap eliminates the CB to hunt for sellers. With CBs, truckers need to broadcast verbally then field individual responses. RoadSwap is simple to use for buying, selling or swapping goods. A buyer searches for a particular item or scrolls through the classifieds that list everything available for sale or swap in the buyer’s vicinity. On the buyer’s smart phone or tablet, RoadSwap pinpoints, tracks and matches nearby sellers based on the Seller’s GPS location. This gives a trucker like Jay an at-a-glance view of all the nearby sellers.
If a trucker cannot find the item or it is available outside his or her immediate location, RoadSwap’s tracking function alerts the RoadSwapper when the item is within user’s defined range. Then it’s a snap to contact the seller and arrange a rendezvous at the nearest truck stop or rest area.
RoadSwap accepts no commercial advertising from retailers. It is strictly a classified listing service with the added benefit of GPS for individual over-the-road truckers. RVers and travelers will find it a useful tool, also.
RoadSwap is free application to download from Google Play for Android and the iTunes store for iOS. Links for both can be found at www.RoadSwap.com
For more information, please refer to the company’s website: www.roadswap.com