Pocket Tools

Todd Dills | July 01, 2011

Access: Android, iPhone. tql.com



uShip mobile

What it does: This app helps hotshot haulers and other owner-operators find and bid on freight through the online marketplace uShip.

What they say: Benefits include “push notifications,” alerting bidders to when a bid is accepted or declined or questions are asked; full messaging capability between truckers and shippers; navigation capabilities with map views; optional GPS tracking to alert shippers/consignees to arrival times. uShip recently added brokered loads. The app is in partnership with Unwired Nation.

Access: Android, Blackberry, iPhone and others. uship.com


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iLogMiles

What it does: Computer-assisted logging for hours-of-service compliance

What they say: “iLogMiles will generate a PDF template for your daily logbook” that you can print and sign to store. As with other computer-assisted logging apps, ability to print is key to complying with federal record-keeping guidelines.

Access: iPhone. www.bryanhinton.com/apps/ilogmiles

Mobile Warrior iDDL

What it does: Computer-assisted logging for hours of service compliance, as well as vehicle inspection reports.

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