GPS

What do you think of GPS systems?

That's what the American Transportation Research Institute wants to find out, and they're soliciting feedback from both drivers and carriers.

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Poll: Do you use GPS for navigation?

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Making the most of Foursquare

How to use Foursquare with your smartphone or tablet Sign up using your email address or Facebook account. Activate your device’s GPS function. When you make a stop, open the Foursquare app to find the nearest locations. Using the honor system, only “check in” where you are visiting. Link the app to your Twitter account to have your check-ins tweeted. Be wary that these are sometimes viewed as uninteresting, and you may risk losing some of your followers. Find ...

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Readers: GPS regs won’t fill a void of common sense

Politicians making ridiculous comparisons notwithstanding, in the late call for regulation of GPS units, many readers noted there could be no technological excuse for a lack of driver common sense.

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Cobra announces new nav system

The Cobra 8000 Pro HD GPS navigation system sports a 7-inch color HD touch screen display. Some included features are free live and predictive traffic information, free lifetime map updates and more than 33,000 trucker-friendly Points-of-Interest, such as travel center locations, fueling stations, truck and trailer repair shops, truck-friendly hotels and more. Hours-of-service timers help drivers track on-duty, off-duty and driving time and free lifetime updates to Cobra’s AURA Speed/Red-Light Camera database, which helps alert ...

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TND nav unit with Wi-Fi connectivity

Rand McNally has introduced the IntelliRoute TND 720, a 7-in. truck-specific GPS with Wi-Fi connectivity, allowing for real-time weather information and display, and new hardware with a rugged casing, video input and a brighter screen. Wi-Fi connectivity allows drivers to get real-time weather maps and updates on the road to help anticipate delays. Drivers can utilize the Wi-Fi option by using smartphones as Wi-Fi hotspots. Other features include expanded routing options, quick view of exits to help ...

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RoadMate customizable trucking GPS

The RoadMate Commercial 9270T-LM features a 7-in. high-def display, customizable truck-specific routing and hands-free communication to enhance safety and trip logging for easy reporting. The GPS, made by Magellan, is the second model in its family and includes a truckstop directory, lane assist, one-touch menu, spoken street names, free lifetime traffic alerts and free lifetime map updates. Routes can be customized based on height, weight, width and length of the vehicle, as well as applicable hazmat ...

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Trucker pleads guilty to truck stop arsons

Authorities say the driver usually committed his acts on occupied parked trucks.

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Marketplace

A combination EOBR,GPS and tire monitor, an automated transmission, protecting lubes and a perimeter LED lamp are among the products featured.

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GPS available in Internationals

Rand McNally and Navistar Inc. on Thursday, Nov. 3, announced an agreement to make Rand McNally’s IntelliRoute TND truck GPS units available as an in-dash option in International trucks starting next year. Navistar will begin offering an in-dash version of the high-definition 7-inch IntelliRoute TND 710 navigation unit for new truck production in January 2012. The in-dash units will include several customized screens as well as a listing of International Truck dealers and locations. “Market research ...

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