Technology

Music

Top 5 Music Streaming Apps

We all love cruising down the interstate with our favorite tunes turned up. What apps do you use to listen to music?


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Aurora

GraphicAudio Review: Aurora Quest

We’ve reviewed a few pieces from GraphicAudio now and we have to say, we love it.


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Phones

Back To Back: A Phone Comparison

We’ve compared some of the top phones to help you find out what exactly you’re getting into.


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Afterlight2

App Review: Afterlight

We all love taking photos with our smartphones check out ‘Afterlight’ to improve your shots!


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AudioBook-MazeRunner

Audible Review: Maze Runner

From page to screen, Maze Runner has attracted a lot of attention over the past year.


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Water Bottle

App Review: Water Your Body

We’ve all wondered about it before. Am I getting the amount of water my body needs?


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Truck Driver App: RadarNow

Truck Driver App: My Radar

You know it all too well… You’re driving down the interstate and see some nasty clouds in the distance.


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While driving long stretches of highway, why not try an audiobook to pass the time?

Audible.com Review: Unbroken

In need of a good story for your next trip?


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Stop Smoking

App Review: Smoke Free

It’s been many individuals new years resolution and health goal for decades. Giving up smoking.


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Truck Driver Publishes Book on His Life

Audible Book Review: ‘Revival’

Steven King is a literary genius. His new book, ‘Revival’ does not disappoint.


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Dash Camera Review: G1W Series

Dash Camera Review: DOD LS430W

Well over a year from the release of the DOD LS430W, it continues to be a top pick in the dash camera market.


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Dash Camera Review: BlackVue DR650GW-2CH

Dash Camera Review: BlackVue DR650GW-2CH

If you are in the market for a dash camera setup and can’t make a decision, consider the BlackVue DR650.


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Free Wifi App

Mobile App Review: Free Wi-Fi Finder

Ever find yourself searching for wi-fi? The ‘Free Wi-Fi Finder’ might just be the perfect solution! – This helpful app is available on both iTunes and Google Play – and is accessible to mobile devices and tablets as well.


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Wild Bill

Graphic Audio Review: A Dangerous Man

We’ve reviewed a few pieces from Graphic Audio before, but not one quite like this.


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If you're looking for some good entertainment, here's a line-up of fall TV shows that you may want to check out:

Sling TV Review

Ever wish you could access all of your favorite TV channels on your tablet or mobile device? Sling TV is the answer!


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Gaming

App Review: Trivia Crack

Rather you’re waiting on your next load to be loaded, your dinner to arrive or you just have some time to kill, you have got to try the new game Trivia Crack!


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ShadowOps

GraphicAudio Review: Shadow Ops

Control point follows army officer Oscar Britton, a lieutenant in the military’s Supernatural Operations Corps.


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Boneshaker

Graphic Audio Review: Boneshaker

You’re in your truck, with miles and miles to go. You’re tired of the same old audio book you’ve been listening to for the past few nights. What do you do?


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Alongways

App Review: Alongways

Have you ever been heading down the road, curious when the next stop will arrive or what the next restaurant will be. Alongways provides that information on your smart phone or tablet!


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Truck Driver Tools: Google Maps Handy Tool Helps You Avoid Toll Roads

Truck Driver Tools: Google Maps Handy Tool Helps You Avoid Toll Roads

How Google Maps can help truck drivers. *The app/program is not optimized to include truck routes, so you should always consult with your atlas to check that Google Map’s suggested route is truck friendly (no restricted roads, low overpasses, etc.).


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Rain Rain App

App Review: Rain, Rain

On those nights (or days) where you just can’t get to sleep and wish you had some calming sounds to drown out your thoughts or even noise of the idling trucks around you, there’s Rain, Rain.


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While driving long stretches of highway, why not try an audiobook to pass the time?

Audible Top Seller: Gone Girl

If you are looking for something to pass the time on the road and enjoy a good mystery/thriller, you should definitely check out Gone Girl by Author Gillian Flynn.


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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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App Review: Lose It!

App Review: Lose It!

If you’ve resolved to drop those unwanted pounds this New Year, you’ve got to check out the Lose It! app.


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Website Review: 'Road Trippers'

Website Review: ‘Road Trippers’

Road Trippers touts itself as “The best way to discover, plan, and navigate your next road trip,” and we’d have to say we agree…however, the site is geared toward the average driver and not a truck driver. That being said, don’t let that deter you from checking out the site.


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Dash Camera Review: G1W Series

Dash Camera Review: G1W Series

If you’re looking for a high-quality but adorable dash camera, look no further than the G1W series.


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Scania Watch

VIDEO: Scania Watch – Ahead Of Its Time

Scania boasts that they believe in putting a truck’s essential information directly on the wrist of the driver – to help with driving efficiency, fuel consumption, and time management.


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Truck Driver App: Scale Buddy

Truck Driver App: Scale Buddy

If you’re looking for an app that will help you plan your route and allow for weigh station stops, ScaleBuddy is the app you need. This FREE app allows you to see which weight stations are open along your route.


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Winter Tracks

Montana DOT Releases Travel and Road Conditions App

The Montana Department of Transportation this week released a new app that provides road conditions, weather, incidents and highway closure information.


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UrgentCare Travel App

Truck Driver App: UrgentCare Travel

“Truck drivers have a difficult time finding convenient healthcare services on the road where they can easily park their truck,” said Siva Suresh, Executive Chairman of UrgentCareTravel. “By having an Android app on their smartphones, drivers can now easily locate, drive and park at UCT Healthcare Centers to get the DOT physical and primary care services they need while refueling or during their mandatory rest time.”


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Winter Tracks

Alternative Heating Sources For Truck Drivers

Here are a few options for alternate heating sources.


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Dash Cameras

Video: Best Dash Cameras for Night Driving

Here’s a look at a few dash cameras that offer superior night-drivng visibility.


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Video: Volvo Trucks Develops Technology That Offers 360 Degree Scanning

Video: Volvo Trucks Develops Technology That Offers 360 Degree Scanning

Volvo Trucks has developed technology that will do a 360 degree can of a truck’s surroundings. Volvo says the technology will “suggest actions to avoid incidents.”

The technology was developed to help protect pedestrians and cyclists, Volvo said.


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RoadBreakers

Truck Driver App: RoadBreakers

An overnight truck parking app has been developed by former truck drivers and is now available on iTunes.


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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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Image Credit: Western Star Trucks.

Video: Closer Look at the All-New Western Star 5700 XE

Check out the all-new Western Star 5700XE.


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Dashcams

CDLLife Readers’ Dash Camera Recommendations

CDLLife readers frequently ask us for dash camera recommendations. We’ve polled CDLLife readers and here are their recommendations


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Driver Editorial: DASHCAMS….Are You Using Them Correctly?

With the plethora of technology available to us as an entire nation, the trucking industry is adapting to using these many devices. The newest and latest craze….the ever popular Dash Cam!


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Closer Look: Western Star 5700XE

Closer Look: Western Star 5700XE

Western Star Trucks this week unveiled the all-new 5700XE.


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Have you ever wondered which Walmart locations allow overnight parking? The app "Overnight Parking Wal mart" created by AllStays, integrates with Google Maps to shows all the Walmart locations in U.S and Canada and tells you if overnight parking is permitted by marking each location with either a yellow "W" or a red "W'.

Truck Driver App: Overnight Parking Walmart

Have you ever wondered which Walmart locations allow overnight parking? The app “Overnight Parking Walmart” created by AllStays, integrates with Google Maps to shows all the Walmart locations in U.S and Canada and tells you if overnight parking is permitted by marking each location with either a yellow “W” or a red “W.’


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If you love hunting down deals, there's a new feature on the Walmart app that will do the work for you: Savings Catcher

App Review: Walmart Savings Catcher

If you love hunting down bargains on every day items, Walmart has introduced a new feature to it’s app that will find those savings for you: Savings Catcher.


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App Review: Drive2Wellness

Drive2Wellness is a convenient in-cab health monitoring service designed specifically for drivers. This system allows drivers to monitor their vital signs and upload measurements via an easy-to-use mobile app.


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NutriBullet Review

Product Review: The NutriBullet

Making nutritious smoothies with the NutriBullet can be one of the best ways to decrease time spent eating on the road while at the same time getting healthy and more energetic.


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RoadPro Slow Cooker

Product Review: RoadPro Slow Cooker

The RoadPro Slow Cooker is designed for, you guess it, people who want to cook meals in their vehicle. It can also be great for truck drivers wanting to get healthy and make their own healthy food!


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Product Review: RoadPro12-Volt Portable Stove

Product Review: RoadPro12-Volt Portable Stove

If you’re tired of hunting one down the leftovers you brought on the road – or maybe you just eat them cold – take note of the RoadPro 12-Volt portable stove. This stove basically doubles as a very compact microwave (without the waves), and is getting great reviews from truck drivers for being exactly what they needed.


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Refrigerator Review

Product Review: Koolatron P25 Travel Cooler

This 26-quart Kooltran P25 has ample room so you won’t run out of space, plugs into a 12 volt cigarette lighter, and keeps contents “25 degrees Fahrenheit below ambient temperature.”


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Kenworth Idle Management System Cools Drivers Without Idling, Saves Fuel

Kenworth Idle Management System Cools Drivers Without Idling, Saves Fuel

Kenworth Truck Company recently announced a new, fuel efficient version of their T680 76-inch sleeper, which uses truck-generated power to keep long-haul drivers in comfortable temperatures during engine-off rest periods and delivers up to 5% more fuel efficiency than the standard T680 model.


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Audible New Releases, summer 2014

Audible New Releases: Summer 2014

Audible New Releases – Summer 2014


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Video: PATH Truck Driver Assistance Systems

Video: PATH Truck Driver Assistance Systems

California PATH at the University of California Berkley developed a Truck Driver Assistance System to provide “real-time advisory on: safe speed, safe following distance, safe curve speed to avoid roll-over, frontal collision warning, road slip warning, black-spot warning, driving ours monitoring, and driver behavior monitoring based on sensors, GPS, and vehicle J-Bus information.”


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