iPhone

Freight on your smartphone: TransCore app on the way

Coming in just a couple weeks is the My DAT Truck Stop app (pictured) from freight matching service provider TransCore, operator of the oldest load-board service out there in the DAT boards. My DAT will be initially released for Android phones, providing drivers and owner-operators up to 25 nearby loads per search from Transcore’s DAT network, in addition to convenient access to truckstop information, alternative parking data and point of interest info. “There’s a call button integrated ...

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Truck tire iPhone app

Commercial truck operators can get access to emergency road and tire service at the location closest to them from their iPhone or iPad with the “Continental Truck Tires Dealer Locator” application that can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store. CONTINENTAL, www.continental-truck.com

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Truckster app ‘by and for drivers’

From the Maine Morning Sentinel newspaper comes news of the former hauler, 42-year-old Leigh Gagnon, who created and launched in 2009 the Truckster app for the iPhone and Android phones. Available for $3.99 in the Android market and iTune App Store, the multifunction app provides a searchable platform to the majority of truckstops the nation over, with current fuel prices, various amenities, and more. Also searchable by location are rest areas, Wal-Mart locations, weigh stations, hotels, ...

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TA Petro: ‘For drivers by design’

Last week when I wrote about my brief meet-up with expediters Phil and Diane Madsen, I mentioned the pair's assessment of updated showers at TravelCenters of American locations systemwide, with particularly high marks for the La Vergne, Tenn., location where we met. As I noted in that post, the improvements were begun last year, as TA Petro had noted them in June of last year publicly. I was curious about the genesis of the improvements ...

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Fuel site locator mobile app

The fuel site locator application for smart phones allows customers to locate the type of fuel they need at the lowest fuel price. Customers set their location and search radius and fuel type, and the app will list fuel sites with the lowest fuel price options. Any site chosen can be used with GPS to plot to a map. Maps can be changed to satellite, hybrid or terrain views. www.wrightexpress.com

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Android ‘Freight Finder’ app from TQL

ATTN: Owner-operators. Yesterday, Total Quality Logistics announced functionality and availability of a new "Freight Finder" app for Android-based smartphones. The free application enables quick searches from current location or other location of available loads, by trailer type and within an adjustable radius of up to 300 miles. I've downloaded and done a quick run-through with the app, and a particularly nice feature is one-touch calling of the load's agent after search, likewise the ability to customize ...

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Smart phone application

The mobile application for the iPhone and other smart phones offers drivers the ability to update trip status, confirm pick-up and deliveries and capture trip documents for submissions. The application offers a document submission method that can provide faster pay and reduce out-of-route miles, the company says. TRIPPAK SERVICES, www.trippak.com, (800) 489-4585

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Trucking-specific iPhone app

iLoadFinder reads the iPhone’s GPS location and retrieves available loads within a certain radius of the iPhone.

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iPhone app as dealer lot

The folks at CommercialTruckTrader.com have introduced the latest in iPhone apps from the heavy duty trucking industry, and with it comes the following slick, simple, well-soundtracked video, detailing the app's truck-searching and social functionality. And thinking about on the past year or so, which saw at least three trucking-related iPhone apps detailed in these pages -- the most interesting being the informational/social Trucker app by the folks at AsktheTrucker.com -- I don't think it's too early ...

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Truck Insurer offers new iPhone App

TRUCKER1, a free mobile application for the iPhone, allows owner-operators to transmit route and location details to e-mail and Facebook accounts. It is available at the Apple App store.  Use of Trucker1 includes the ability to manage an account with 1st Guard Truck Insurer. 1st GUARD, www.1stguard.com, (941) 485-6210

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