smartphones

Not all those who wander have been abducted by aliens

"So there's this guy, they call him 'Cargo,' and he started walking due North eleven months ago in Ushuaia, Argentina, toward Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. Yep. I said walking. And he's made it on foot through South and Central America, in less than a year."... No joke, and he wasn't abducted by aliens ...

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ELDs at the ‘right price’: No-monthly-fee e-logs explored

In the crowded ELD market, a few companies set themselves apart with systems requiring no monthly fee. Who they are, and considerations of support, availability and utility.

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Watch: Silicon Valley panel on trucking tech

Shoaib Makani, CEO of e-log and fleet management software provider KeepTruckin, and heavy-haul marketplace Fr8Star's CEO, Matt Kropp, spoke in the first trucking-technology forum at Fr8Star's San Francisco headquarters.

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Notes on the BYOD ELD and implementation

Using a BYOD ELD can come with connectivity issues, among other problems, some potentially solved by dedicating a unit to the truck -- the experiences here detailed from small fleets DC Transport (all owner-operator) and mixed fleet RDS Container Yard Services.

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Latest ‘uber for trucking’ launches app — this time, it’s from Uber itself

“Uber for trucking,” long considered a freight-matching unicorn, has come to a kind of fruition, with the ride-sharing giant today unveiling its brokerage's Uber Freight matching app aimed at the owner-operator market with a focus on dry van and reefer loads.

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SimpleTruck giving away six months’ ELD service

Simple Truck ELD is a provider of a scaled-down electronic logging device now offering owner-operators six months of free service when they sign up for 12 months for only $228 ($19 per month).

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One20 launches the F-ELD

The F-ELD is aptly named, believes One20's founder, noting its intended target market of independent owner-operators -- it's built with the driver in mind, he says.

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DSi Mobile makes ELD push

The Dispatching Solutions company announced that it has self-certified and registered its DSi eLogs system on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's registry for electronic logging devices.

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Load boards’ mobile evolution

Trucker Path and its Truckloads app join major players DAT and Truckstop.com in an increasing number of operators' load board experiences, optimized for mobile devices.

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POLL: Have you tested the e-log waters with a smartphone/tablet-based app?

What's been your experience, or lack thereof, with the myriad of smartphone/tablet-based computer-assisted logs available today to use without a connection to the truck's engine? Have you tested the water of e-logs with any?

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