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GPS Blamed For Surge of Runaway Semis Through Little Arkansas Town

GPS Blamed For Surge of Runaway Semis Through Little Arkansas Town

Residents of the tiny town of Ponca say that truckers who rely on their GPS are speeding through their town… Read more »


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Trucker Found Dead In Cab After Employer Contacts Police

Trucker Found Dead In Cab After Employer Contacts Police

Police discovered that a truck driver had passed away in his cab along Michigan’s Dixie Highway after his employer became… Read more »


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Debris Explodes From Trailer After Freight Train Crash

VIDEO: Debris Explodes From Trailer After Freight Train Crash

A truck driver leapt from his stuck rig just seconds before it was bisected by a speeding freight train in… Read more »


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Stuck Trucks In Smuggler's Pass To Cost Truckers Big Time

Stuck Truck In Smuggler’s Notch Could Set You Back $2000

A recently passed law would punish truck drivers who get stuck in Vermont’s Smuggler’s Notch by fining them up to… Read more »


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Fresno Robbery

Sleeping Trucker Robbed At Gun And Knife Point In Fresno

Fresno police are searching for a suspect who they say robbed a sleeping truck driver at gun and knife point… Read more »


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RoadSwap

TRUCK DRIVER APP: RoadSwap

RoadSwap is a new cloud-based app that helps truck drivers to buy, sell, and swap items with other drivers in their area.


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Garmin dezlCam Dash Cam

Garmin Releases dēzlCam: All-In-One, Dash Cam & Navigation Device

Garmin has recently announced the release of the dēzlCam, it’s very first all-in-one navigator with a built in dash-cam, designed specifically for truck drivers.


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GPS units for truck drivers.

Truck Driver Tools: Truck GPS

In light of all the recent truck, GPS mishaps, it’s essential that if you’re going to invest in a GPS unit, you invest in a truck-specific GPS unit.


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Former KC Trucking Company Owner Gets Three Years For Tax Evasion

Florida Truck Driver Jailed, Inadequate GPS System Blamed

A Florida truck driver is in jail in Washington County until a $10,000 collateral is paid toward his $17,386.50 fine… Read more »


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Rand McNally TND Tablet

Rand McNally Releases Tablet Built For Truckers

The Rand McNally’s launch of the TND™ Tablet might just be the next best thing to a personal assistant for many drivers!


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GPS Leades Driver Astray

VIDEO: GPS Leads Driver Astray

A drivers GPS leads him astray. The driver became stuck on a cliff while trying to make his delivery.


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Magellan Announces New GPS RoadMate RC9485T-LMB For Truck Drivers

Magellan Announces New GPS RoadMate RC9485T-LMB For Truck Drivers

Magellan yesterday announced its newest commercial GPS, the RoadMate RC9485T-LMB.


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Garmin Releases 'Most Advanced Truck Navigation Yet'

Garmin Releases ‘Most Advanced Truck Navigation Yet’

“The new dezl 570 and 770 are designed to meet the needs of truckers and address the unique challenges they face on the road,”


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GPS units for truck drivers.

Truck Driver Blames GPS for Ending Up On Pedestrian Bridge

A truck driver drove his truck down a pedestrian trail and ended up getting stuck on a pedestrian bridge in a Milwaukee park.


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TNDTM 760

Rand McNally TNDTM 760 Now Features Drivewyze PreClear

“Fleets can take full advantage of the time savings available with mobile-based weigh station bypass on Rand McNally’s fleet management and compliance system,” said Brian Heath, president and CEO of Drivewyze.


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Rand McNally Motor Carriers Road Atlas 2015

Rand McNally Releases 2015 Motor Carriers’ Road Atlas

Rand McNally today released the 2015 edition of the Motor Carriers’ Road Atlas, the most trusted name in truck route planning.


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Faulty Brakes Send Flatbed Down Set of Stairs in Boston Common

Faulty Brakes Send Flatbed Down Set of Stairs in Boston Common

On Thursday, a truck driver who followed big GPS down a the crowded streets of Beacon Hill, lost his brakes and ended up careening down a set of stars in the Boston Common.


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Waze App Preview

Mobile App Review: Waze

Waze app for routes and real-time traffic updates, so we thought we’d look into it!


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GPS units for truck drivers.

Truck GPS Part 3: Magellan RoadMate

The compliance-ready RoadMate comes with features for the needs of professional drivers, including: customizable truck-specific routing, hands-free communication, driving status log and state miles report.


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Truck GPS Part 2: Garmin

Find out why we’re calling this GPS the king of the hill.


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GPS units for truck drivers.

Officials Hope Laser-Light System Will Prevent Bridge Strikes

This city is hoping a high-tech system will help prevent bridge strikes.


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Truck Driver Destroys Historic Covered Bridge in Pennsylvania

Truck Driver Destroys Historic Covered Bridge in Pennsylvania

A truck driver drove his truck through a historic covered bridge in East Pikeland Township in Pennsylvania, causing substantial damage.


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PhotoSet: GPS-Driver Fail

PhotoSet: GPS-Driver Fail

Lee said it best, “Too many drivers are not paying attention to their surrounds and relying too much on their GPS. If only they would learn to pay attention to their surroundings, accidents like this could be avoided. I think that’s what I’m hoping some drivers get from these pics and this story, is to rely more on their common sense than a device.”


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Trucker GPS Part 1: Rand McNally

The third generation Truck GPS from Rand McNally is designed based on driver-requested features.


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Stuck Driver Says GPS Led Him Up Steep Road

What type of GPS do you use?


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Jamming Device

New Jersey Man Fined $32K For Disrupting Air Travel With GPS Jammer

This New Jersey man made a very costly choice.


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BPS

Driver Blames Car GPS For Massive Mulch Spill

Driver blames GPS for incident.


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Cell Phone GPS

California Court Calls Cell Phone GPS Is A Distraction

If you rely on your cell phone for GPS guidance in California, you might be putting yourself at risk for a distracted driving citation.


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Rand McNally

Rand McNally Introduces Its Next Generation 5″ Truck GPS Device

Rand McNally unveiled its new IntelliRoute® TND™ 520 connected GPS device for professional drivers.


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Magellan

Magellan Offers New Space-Saving Commercial GPS

Magellan, a leader in GPS devices for vehicles, outdoor and mobile navigation, today announced the immediate availability of its new 5-inch Magellan® RoadMate®


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Snake Road

VDOT Warns Truck Drivers To Stay Off This Road

VDOT wants drivers to avoid this shortcut.


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GPS Guidelines

FMCSA Issues GPS Recommendations For Truck Drivers

The FMCSA has issued recommendations for GPS units.


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Garmin

Truck Driver Gadgets: Gear For The Road- GPS, Dash Cams And More

CDLLife has found the best truck driver gadgets on the market. Whether you’re looking for GPS units, dash cameras or inverters, CDLLife has can help.


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GPS Sends Driver Wrong Way

VIDEO: Truck Driver Jailed For GPS Error

A truck driver makes a mistake and spends 5 days in jail because of it.


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GPS Lead Trucker Through Historic Bridge, Into Jail

UPDATE: Driver Led Astray By GPS Is Sentenced To Jail

The truck driver who damaged a historic bridge learns his fate.


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GPS Leads Driver Astray

Repeated GPS Error Leads Drivers Through Narrow Neighborhood

GPS error causes costly mistake.


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GPS Unit Designed For Trucks Leads Driver Into Low Bridge

Another GPS leads driver astray story.


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GPS Leads Driver Astray

Lost Driver Makes Destructive Mistake

Misdirection and mistake leads to destruction.


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GPS Lead Trucker Through Historic Bridge, Into Jail

Jailed Truck Driver Who Hit Historic Bridge Learns Reconstruction Total

The truck driver who hit a historic covered bridge learns the finial total to rebuild the bridge he nearly destroyed.


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McNally

Rand McNally Introduces New EOBR Technologies

Rand McNally unveils a device that turns GPS units, tablet computers and smart phones into a standards-compliant EOBR system.


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McNally

Rand McNally Offers Update For MileMaker And IntelliRoute

Rand McNally has an update is available for MileMaker and IntelliRoute.


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IntelliRoute TND 510

Software Update Available For IntelliRoute TND 510

A software update for the IntelliRoute TND 510 is sure to please drivers.


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Garmin Dezl 760 With Active Lane Guidance

Truck Driver Gadgets: Garmin Dezl 760 With Active Lane Guidance

Check out Garmin’s latest navigation system designed specifically for trucks, with active lane guidance.


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Buy Trucker Friendly GPS Units

Trucker GPS Units for the Smart Driver

We take a look at some of the newest and best trucker friendly GPS units available. Which one is right for you?


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GPS leads drivers astray

Trucker: GPS Sent Me Astray

While technology is helpful, it could also get you in trouble. More truckers having issues with GPS.


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Truck Scales

Trucker: GPS Get Me a $7,000 Fine

While your GPS may keep you from getting lost, it might not keep you out of trouble.


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Intelliroute 500 GPS from Rand McNally

Trucker GPS: Rand McNally Named Top System

Rand McNally secured a big endorsement win from Heavy Duty Trucking and the ATA when their communication software made the Top 20 Trucking Products of 2011. Get a closer look at it here.


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Revised Foodborne Illness Standards

Truckers & Food Processors Team Up with Technology

Revised food safety standards have trucking companies and processors working together with technology.


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Truck Driver GPS Units

Trucker GPS: The Best in Navigation

Finding the best GPS for truckers can be overwhelming. CDL Life has reviewed some of the top GPS models for truck drivers. Trucker Navigation is crucial!


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CDL Life Reviews GPS for Truckers

Trucker GPS: Units for Long Haul Truckers

CDL Life reviews 2011’s top GPS units for professional truck drivers. There will be more reviews in Winter 2011 for truck-specific GPS models.


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