smartphones

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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Plum phone deal for Verizon customers

The Droid Razr M is currently being offered by Verizon in a free-with-two-year-contract deal -- I took advantage recently, and can attest the device has been a good one, at least thus far.

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Roundup: Strange bedfellows, scale-house burger, Android barker

Legislation can make for odd bedfellows among supporters, Wendy Parker orders a cheeseburger -- at the wrong drive-through, and Mack Trucks' Bulldog magazine gets new digital distribution.

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Load by phone: How operators are using online tools

Owner-operators' use of online load services varies from occasional use to test the waters in an unfamiliar area to use as a primary freight resource.

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Larry the Hobo is using my hot spot!

"George says Larry is a figment of my imagination, but I'm pretty sure I don't shop for anti-fungal socks and beanie weenies online, unless I do it in my sleep, and, well, that's another story...."

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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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Einstein warned us about this

"I think riding in a big truck for a day should be part of every driver's education class given. These kids need to have the view I do for a day..."

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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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Getloaded introduces e-mail alerts

A new feature from Getloaded.com enables load searches to be saved and set up to email operators when new loads are posted.

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Thursday roundup: CB vitality, more highway heroes

There is still no substitute for what the CB does well, illustrated by a recent coordinated rolling roadblock that resulted in an abducted child's rescue.

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