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Bendix breaks 300,000 trucks using collision stability system

At last year's Mid-America Trucking Show, Bendix made a bold prediction; that the company would have 300,000 trucks on the road using the company's Electronic Stability Program (ESP) collision and stability system. At the company's breakfast briefing held at this year's show in Louisville, Ky. Wednesday, Fred Andersky, Bendix's director of government affairs, delivered an update. "It took six full years to get to 100,000," he says of the benchmark of EPS systems in the marketplace, "but ...

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Internet Truckstop

The “first load board on the Internet,” ITS also offers access to partner freight factors integrated into their service, as well as broker credit ratings, business software and more. Some brokers have used the company to build custom apps exclusive to their carrier networks.

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i360 App

The i360 app has proven to be a boon to more than one small fleet owner-operator looking for round-the-clock GPS tracking of power units to serve customer/fleet management purposes, such as more accurate arrival times. Also, driver spouses have found it useful in emergencies.

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HopLoads

This online load matching service is primarily for hopper-bottom and other agricultural freight, starting at $50 monthly. Company reps report they’re working on apps.

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Google Maps

Map your current or future location with your phone’s GPS or via input address for satellite views of a shipper’s or receiver’s location to determine your best access point and parking possibilities.

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Go By Truck

Billing itself as “automated freight brokering,” this online platform takes 10 percent of every shipper- carrier load transaction. It functions similarly to Freightopolis (see listing) without restrictions on carrier size. It also holds social and business functionality for networking via an active social platform and other online tools.

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GetLoaded

This long-established online-only load board service links carriers with freight via a website and the associated iGetLoaded app. Other services include a partnered factoring company, online forums and business software (see TruckingOffice). A version of the load board is available via Rand McNally’s IntelliRoute TND device. Membership packages start at $29.99 monthly after a 10-day free trial.

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Fuel Surcharge Calculator

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s simple calculation tool allows drivers to compute per- mile fuel surcharges as fuel prices change week to week or lane to lane. Input the base price, your mpg and current national, regional or lane average, and it does the math.

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Freightopolis

Launched in 2013, this online-focused platform is a partially automated freight-booking engine that pitches itself to small fleets (five or more trucks) as a way to “eliminate the broker” from freight transactions with greater online transparency for shippers and carriers. Charges are levied per transaction.

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Drivewyze

This company's PreClear weigh station bypassing service is managed from operators’ smartphones or from Zonar and/ or PeopleNet tablet technologies. In January, Colorado became the 19th state to roll out functionality at some of its sites. Find a full coverage map via the website.

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