smartphones

Truckers to DOT: ‘Smartphones are winning’

| June 12, 2012

Smartphones are whipping the Department of Transportation in the battle for the attention of the motoring public, wrote Whitesboro, Texas-based Pennco Transportation driver Martin Groseclose on Overdrive’s Facebook page, in response to last week's news ...

iPhone or Android? Titans neck and neck among drivers

| May 19, 2012

It’s neck and neck between the two smartphone giants among fans of Overdrive’s Facebook page weighing in on a proposed choice between the iPhone or one among many of Google Android-powered devices (Motorola Droid Razr ...

Cummins introduces iPhone app with 3-D engine views

| April 08, 2012

The latest in the trucking-related smartphone apps world is a nifty program offering 3-D views of engine componentry and systems from the folks at Cummins. It's geared toward connecting technicians with careers with the diesel ...

Connect with Love’s on your phone

| January 08, 2012

Since its debut in mid-2011, the Love’s Connect smartphone app for iPhone, Blackberry and Android devices has seen multiple upgrades aimed at streamlining and cementing users’ connections to Love’s Travel Stops’ services. Today, the app ...

Android trucking app launches

| January 04, 2012

The Android version of Pilot Flying J’s MyPilot app is now available for smartphones and tablets, the travel center company said. Features include one-touch calling, a search function to find locations with specified amenities and services ...

Stiff wind to pay the toll: The 2011 Channel 19 year in review

| January 01, 2012

What better way to start the new year than with a look back on the previous? I did it last year, after all, so let's make it a tradition, how bout? The Chinese Year of the ...

Kicking the habit: Why a blanket cell-phone ban won’t work

| December 15, 2011

As if hearing the plethora of truck drivers' objections to the prohibitions on handheld cell use in-cab while driving, minus any similar prohibition for the motoring public and given the wide problem of motorist distraction ...

Modest proposal: ‘Ban truck driving’

| December 09, 2011

The comments on the news of the handheld cellphone ban while driving for the interstate pilots of the nation's tractor-trailer rigs continue to come in. (Read them for yourself here, including among them at the ...

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