smartphone apps

Great Dane booth features mobile app, innovations

A new smartphone app and hands-on exhibits of Great Dane's most innovative technology and are among attractions at the company's booth. The app will enable users to easily locate the nearest company branch, dealer or authorized parts and service facility. It will also include the ability to access the company's AdvantEDGE fleet services network, which includes emergency road service. The app is available free for download for Apple and Android phones. The tech exhibits, tying in with the ...

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Breath test: More things to do with your phone

"Given how easy it is to get over the legal blood-alcohol limit for driving, it was only a matter of time before someone took the personal-breathalyzer concept to the phone..."

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Loads on your phone: More board, broker apps

Details of three more smartphone apps -- CHRW Trucks, BulkLoadsNow, and Fikes' Logistics' custom app -- for finding freight in your pocket.

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Owning your data: Trend toward usage-based insurance pricing

If 10n2 and other companies' predictions come to fruition, it might not be long before it's possible to utilize real-time operational data to negotiate rates with your insurance company.

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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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New: Minimizer mobile site

Minimizer's new mobile-friendly tool offers users a streamlined experience on mobile phone browsers.

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New mobile scanning integration from Prophesy / Drive Axle

The Drive Axle app allows you smartphone's camera to be turned into a document scanner/creator -- it's newly integrated with Prophesy's Trucking Management Software solutions.

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PSP 2.0 expands access to driver records, introduces iPhone app

Driver Pre-Employment Screening Program crash/inspection violation history reports are now available to companies involved in hiring decisions beyond just interstate motor carriers.

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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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Option for crowd-sourcing weigh-station status

New Scalechek app provides a directory and alerts for open/closed status of weigh stations across the U.S. and Canada.

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