apps

On-demand load matching: Where it’s on the way

Tech startups aimed at long-haul TL need critical mass of freight, carrier capacity and more to compete with systems entrenched in the freight market, themselves adopting some Uber-like functionality.

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Drivewyze, ALK combine mapping and bypass tech for app

Drivewyze and ALK Technologies announced this week a collaboration in which it is integrating key functions of the two individual services into one app, called CoPilot Truck, available on both iOS and Android platforms.

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uShip, eBay ink agreement on larger-than-parcel items

uShip will be a featured option for buyer-arranged transport in eBay categories were items of 150 lbs. or greater are common.

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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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Trucker Tools in the gray lady; Channel 19 getting quieter?

The decline of the CB via the profusion of trucking smartphone apps and the phones themselves gets treatment in the NY Times, and readers weight in on why Channel 19 gotten quieter lately...

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BigRoad logging app on iPhone

The company's owner-operator/fleet version, available at $15 per month, likewise added IFTA functionality with state mile reporting.

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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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PSP 2.0 expands access to driver records, introduces iPhone app

Driver Pre-Employment Screening Program crash/inspection violation history reports are now available to companies involved in hiring decisions beyond just interstate motor carriers.

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Computing the owner-operator business — Part 2

Part 2 of this series features explores the landscape for web-based models for trucking management software for small fleets and independents -- and the mobile integration on the way.

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