GPS

Truck GPS units aren’t the problem in NYC

New Jersey resident William Smith weighs in on the need for more accurate clearance signs in NYC and calls for operators to join him in pressing Congress.

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Load tracking tools, for the right price

Detailing the new "Where you @?" app from the makers at Otter, likewise the Trucker Tools app's relatively new "Load Track" functionality.

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The smell of an EOBR by any other name

If you're an EOBR mandate supporter, is "electronic logging device" or "electronic log" any sweeter? Public debate over the mandate suggests, well, roses.

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Year of interrupted sleep: 2012 in review, Part 3

September-December 2012 on the Channel 19 blog -- one operator reaches a milestone, amid ongoing industry conversation, weird-weird trucking news and .... Happy new year, drivers!

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Mobile trends: Has your smartphone replaced your GPS?

Survey results from uShip's annual mobile technology survey showed a majority of operators either relying on their smartphones for navigation more than their GPS units or recognizing that potential.

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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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