smartphones

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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Year of interrupted sleep: 2012 in review, Part 2

Counting down the memories -- May-August 2012 on the Channel 19 blog, when things heated up in more ways than three.

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Year of interrupted sleep: 2012 in review, Part 1

Counting down the memories, of a fashion -- if Channel 19 was all you read from January-April 2012, you couldn't be criticized for thinking trucking was a wonderfully strange place to be.

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Smartphone-based bypass service integrates with Fleet Control

The Drivewyze PreClear bypass service is now offered with DecisionPoint Systems' Fleet Control trucking management suite.

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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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Computing the owner-operator business — Part 2

Part 2 of this series features explores the landscape for web-based models for trucking management software for small fleets and independents -- and the mobile integration on the way.

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