Android

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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Love’s upgrades mobile app

Love’s Travel Stops has added new features to its Love’s Connect mobile application for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry smart phones.

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Hulu, Netflix apps

How to catch your favorite shows and flicks on the road.

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Reasons to use Foursquare

Here are just a few reasons the free app Foursquare could be worth trying out.

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BigRoad logging app

BigRoad (free for driver mobile app; $15 a month for fleets) doesn't need to be anything more than what it is. Using Google maps for navigation, in-app messaging, sending/receiving tools and little else, it makes logging and tracking a cinch. The main draw for both drivers and fleets is the logging function, which is compatible with United States and Canada hours of service compliance rules. On the top left of the home screen, the round duty ...

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Option for crowd-sourcing weigh-station status

New Scalechek app provides a directory and alerts for open/closed status of weigh stations across the U.S. and Canada.

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Hurricane tracking apps

Hurricane season continues through the end of November, so there's still a few months this year to make use of a free hurricane tracking application.

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New BigRoad app offers hours, nav, messaging

BigRoad's driver/owner-operator smartphone app for Android offers log capability, messaging, navigation/maps and other functionality, such as the ability to send and receive documents from within the app.

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