cellphones

Ode to those who make us laugh

Ode to those who make us laugh

"Here's to the people who make us laugh when we'd rather cry, especially my sweet husband. Make someone laugh today -- you never know who feels like the cat's been sucking on their hair, and you may just keep a trucker from crying."

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FourKites’ new load-tracking service for any cellphone

FourKites' new load-tracking service for any cellphone

Real-time location information is fed into the FourKites platform to predict ETAs and provide delay alerts and arrival and departure times at stops using circular and polygon geo-fences.

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Who you talkin’ to?

Who you talkin' to?

Wendy gets a laugh out of cartoon showing what can happen when you mistake a bluetooth conversation to be directed at you, until she realized -- "I've been the dummy thinking someone was having a conversation with me, and it wasn't so funny anymore."

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Fluent talk-to-text and autocorrect

Fluent talk-to-text and autocorrect

"I think our son may be a cat burglar ... Sometimes, technology makes life harder than it needs to be."

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Report: Air horns for four-wheeler safety?

Report: Air horns for four-wheeler safety?

More and more, drivers are taking the issue of four-wheeler distraction (chiefly by cellphones) into their own hands....

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POLL: Do you use your truck’s horn to call out distracted drivers?

This poll follows reports of a growing tendency among drivers calling out unsafe behavior among motorists and other truckers on-highway, particularly cell phone use behind the wheel.

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The tanks have arms

The tanks have arms

And the frogs and dogs sing -- and other strange happenings at the military installation.

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Drivewyze: Free weigh-station alert function for app

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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Wonders of technology: Saving a life

Wonders of technology: Saving a life

Driver Tim Rutledge owes particular features -- vibration, voice-dial -- on his cell phone for his survival after being trapped under his rig in below-zero temps this past week.

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

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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