Technology

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.


Read More →

Wild Bill

Graphic Audio Review: A Dangerous Man

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


Read More →

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!


Read More →

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!


Read More →

ShadowOps

GraphicAudio Review: Shadow Ops

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


Read More →

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?


Read More →

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!


Read More →

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.).


Read More →

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.


Read More →

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.


Read More →

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.


Read More →

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,”


Read More →

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.


Read More →

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.


Read More →

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.


Read More →

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.


Read More →

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.


Read More →

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.


Read More →

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.”


Read More →

Winter Tracks

Alternative Heating Sources For Truck Drivers

Here are a few options for alternate heating sources.


Read More →

Dash Cameras

Video: Best Dash Cameras for Night Driving

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


Read More →

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.


Read More →

RoadBreakers

Truck Driver App: RoadBreakers

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


Read More →

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.


Read More →

Image Credit: Western Star Trucks.

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

Check out the all-new Western Star 5700XE.


Read More →

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


Read More →

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!


Read More →

Closer Look: Western Star 5700XE

Closer Look: Western Star 5700XE

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


Read More →

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.’


Read More →

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.


Read More →

Drive2Wellness Featured Image

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.


Read More →

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.


Read More →

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!


Read More →

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.


Read More →

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.”


Read More →

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.


Read More →

Audible New Releases, summer 2014

Audible New Releases: Summer 2014

Audible New Releases – Summer 2014


Read More →

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.”


Read More →

Postagram, the mobile app from Sincerely, makes it possible to send postcards to friends and family into the mail with a click of button. The app, downloadable to any Smartphone with a camera and wifi, turns your photos into postcards you can mail from your phone absolutely free.

Truck Driver App: Postagram

Postagram, the mobile app from Sincerely, makes it possible to send postcards to friends and family into the mail with a click of button. The app, downloadable to any Smartphone with a camera and wifi, turns your photos into postcards you can mail from your phone.


Read More →

Amazon announces its first smar phone the Fire Phone with 3D display

Amazon’s First Smartphone Gets Mixed Reviews

After several years of speculation, Amazon has finally unveiled its first, very-own-branded smart phone: The Fire Phone, with mixed reviews, bragging 3D display and scanner that can identify almost anything.


Read More →

Washn Go Sink

Product Review: Wash’n Go Compact 3 Gallon Sink

This 3-gallon travel sink is available on Amazon for only $34.99! The basin is made of food-grade polyethylene, and features a drain spout as well as an organizer with compartments.


Read More →

Russian Tram

New Futuristic Tram Unveiled In Moscow

A new futuristic tram has been recently introduced in Moscow!


Read More →

Waze App Preview

Mobile App Review: Waze

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


Read More →

Hotels For Truckers

Website Review: Hotels4Truckers

The free website Hotels4Truckers allows truckers to easily find hotel and motel accommodations with enough parking for trucks, and anyone needing large parking spaces. Hotels4Truckers makes it easy to avoid sleeping in your cab.


Read More →

Mercedes-Benz Self-Driving Trucks to Hit the Road

Mercedes-Benz Self-Driving Trucks to Hit the Road

“The truck of the future is a Mercedes-Benz that drives itself.”


Read More →

App Review: 3D Construction Simulator: Truck Driver GamePlay

App Review: 3D Construction Simulator: Truck Driver GamePlay

In this construction truck simulator game from Mageeks Apps, you can choose between 3 vehicles – a digger, small builder or monster dump truck -all in high-quality 3D graphics.


Read More →

Keep Truckin automatically keeps track of hours so drivers can easily manage their schedule and loads.  Available for use on android and iOs mobile devices,

Truck Driver App: Keep Truckin E-Log

Keep Truckin automatically keeps track of hours worked and other pertinent data so drivers can easily manage their schedule and loads. Available for use on android and iOs mobile devices, the application could revolutionize the way trucking companies do business.


Read More →

Food cowboy allows truckers to deliver unwanted shipments of produce to charities

Food Cowboy Releases App That Fights Hunger

The tech company Food Cowboy founded by long-haul truck driver Richard Gordon has figured out a way to help truck drivers reroute “ugly” fresh produce to those in need instead of landfills


Read More →

PedalCoach app helps trucking companies save fuel by coaching drivers behavior

Truck App Saves Fuel By Coaching Drivers’ Behavior

PedalCoach app’s advanced technology helps trucking companies save an average of 30% fuel by coaching drivers behavior with red, yellow, green speedometer


Read More →

Weather Tracker App

Truck Driver App: SIREN Weather Tracker

A revolutionary new smartphone app is now being tested that could soon help truck drivers radically decrease road accidents caused by adverse weather by avoiding it all together with alternative routes.


Read More →