Android

BulkLoads board buys CoopsOpen app

The CoopsOpen app allows users to simply update station statuses as they pass scales -- joining ScaleChek and Overdrive's own Trucker Tools with similar functionality.

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Sylectus launches iPhone app

The app enables automated tracking of loads in near real-time and offers new image capture and indexing capabilities.

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Drivewyze: Free weigh-station alert function for app

The PreClear weigh-station bypassing service is out in a new version, PreClear 3.0, which includes a feature available to app users without a subscription -- a free nationwide weigh station and inspection site alert service.

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New app from Double Coin

Manufacturer Double Coin Tires and marketer CMA have launched a new smartphone application for iPhone and Android platforms. The free Double Coin Tires mobile application uses GPS (Global Positioning System) to enable the ability to search for Double Coin dealer locations within a user’s geographic location as well as within a specified radius or along a route. Users will also have the ability to call, share, email, or get directions to a dealer at a click of ...

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Trip-planning / service locator app bags prize; hours hearing vid

Another play in the trucking smartphone-apps landscape, with a robust trip-planning function; and full video of this week's House Small Business Committee's hours of service hearing.

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Keller launches e-log tablet

The tablet is a 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 operating on Verizon's 4G network -- built for exclusive use with Keller E-Log system for hours of service recording and other compliance functions.

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Plum phone deal for Verizon customers

The Droid Razr M is currently being offered by Verizon in a free-with-two-year-contract deal -- I took advantage recently, and can attest the device has been a good one, at least thus far.

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Roundup: Strange bedfellows, scale-house burger, Android barker

Legislation can make for odd bedfellows among supporters, Wendy Parker orders a cheeseburger -- at the wrong drive-through, and Mack Trucks' Bulldog magazine gets new digital distribution.

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Breath test: More things to do with your phone

"Given how easy it is to get over the legal blood-alcohol limit for driving, it was only a matter of time before someone took the personal-breathalyzer concept to the phone..."

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Owning your data: Trend toward usage-based insurance pricing

If 10n2 and other companies' predictions come to fruition, it might not be long before it's possible to utilize real-time operational data to negotiate rates with your insurance company.

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