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Trucker Path: Technology could ultimately bring wide appeal to younger trucking generation

To attracts carrier users to its smartphone app, Trucker Path built a robust trip-planning app with intentions of later launching an online freight marketplace, now in beta testing phase.

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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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New Android app provides IFTA assist

Owner-operators packing an Android-powered smartphone can use a new free tool to track fuel purchases and drive miles by state -- right on your smartphone. The SimpleIFTA app makes doing so relatively easy, taking paper out of the process (click through the image to download if you're reading on a smartphone, scan the QR below with your device if not). "It's called simple due to being so easy to use," the makers say. "Enter your odometer ...

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Scale It: The platform-scale axle-weights app, designed by a driver

John Christner Trucking driver Jerry Wilks is the programmer/developer of an application that, if you're packing an iPhone and find occasion to use platform scales, could be of great use. Launched early in 2010, the Scale It app for the iPhone is a quick cheat that allows you to input the different weight readings you get as you roll onto the scale, then does the math for you to determine axle weights. "It's not hard math," ...

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