smartphones

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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New: Minimizer mobile site

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

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