How green are today’s trucks?
When tragedy strikes our nation as it did earlier this week, widespread worry and panic ensues. It’s hard to know what to do, and where to turn for information when you realize that a family member or friend could be affected by disaster. Cell phone use has been difficult in the Boston area on Monday [...]
The “industry’s biggest and best load board” has gotten even bigger.
The LOCATE App created by Crossfleet, Inc. has stepped to a new level in transportation communication and technology with real-time tracking of freight. This free new app available on iPhone and Android provides shippers and carriers with precise location updates while still protecting the privacy of the driver. This app was specifically designed to improve efficiency for [...]
Rand McNally unveiled its new IntelliRoute® TND™ 520 connected GPS device for professional drivers. The TND™ 520, which includes a new ruggedized case, Lifetime Maps, and a host of new features, will be available for sale starting in May.
Have you ever wished that there was someone there to slap your wrist when you’re eating unhealthy foods, and encouraging you to make better choices? UP by Jawbone is the perfect solution – minus the slapping part. UP is a fitness system that uses a bracelet to track the sleep and movement of the user [...]
When it comes to the debate about wether to use Netflix or Redbox Instant, it all comes down to getting the most bang for your buck (or two). Find out here which option is best. Redbox Instant is finally out of it’s testing stages, and it’s the first real competition for Netflix. Redbox Instant has [...]
Trucker Path – Truck Stops by Geo Trucker is a fantastic trucker app that features up-to date information about weight stations and truck stops including reviews, directions, and need-to-know details. This handy app is available on both iPhone and Android. Additional information which can be provided by Trucker Path includes, highway patrol weight stations in each [...]
Driving status reports help drivers log their hours of service and driving status to record state mileage for IFTA fuel logging.
“Mack developed the QR code process to reduce the amount of time customers need to wait while basic vehicle data is obtained and entered into the system. They need to be spending their valuable time on the job, not at the dealership.”
Love’s to purchase 50 CNG-powered trucks to deliver fuel.
Will self-driven trucks soon be on every major highway?
Which gadget could you not do without?
NOAA Hi-Def Radar by WeatherSphere (available on iTunes) was the best selling paid weather app for iPhone in 2012. Known for it’s pin-point accuracy, this app can even show lightning strikes in what is described as, “almost real-time.” This unique feature makes this app the only one to accurately display rainfall. Another interesting feature of this [...]
This is a fantastic app! What’s your favorite driving app?
Another rugged, extreme performance tablet computer hits the shelves with applications like trucking, military, mining and land surveying in mind.
Freightliner’s app, Hauler Challenge is available on both Android and iPhone. The application allows users to select their favorite NASCAR driving team and race! The courses include a multitude of timed courses which have numerous obstacles, tight turns, and narrow spaces through which the trucks are maneuvered!
The Smart Truck Route app is a paid program that connects to truck routing servers available on both the Android and iPhone. It’s free to download and preview, but the subscriptions range in cost from $19.95 for 1 month, $45 for 1 year, and $79 for a lifetime. This app utilizes the built-in GPS capabilities of the phone or [...]
We noticed that Today’s Trucking compiled a list of the ’50 Best Trucking Songs of All Time’. They also compiled a YouTube playlist for quick access, but we thought we would do you one better and compile them into a Spotify playlist for your listening pleasure. If you’re not already a subscriber to Spotify Premium, [...]
Are dash cameras legal? How do they protect drivers?
As the weather bears down on us, our quest continues to discover the ultimate weather app and prediction system. Here’s a little breakthrough! Weather Underground has a great little radar map on their website called the WunderMap®. Not only does this map have great radar, satellite, fronts, and severe weather layers that can be applied, [...]
Are integrated dashcams in the design plans for future Volvo trucks?
Western Star is the latest brand to incorporate some new safety technology into their options packages.
Mack trucks announces a suspension system that they claim is the toughest and most stable on the market.
The most popular trucking game in the world just got a little bigger, thanks to some rabid fans in the east.