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Drivewyze offering free trial

Drivewyze recently announced a new version of its PreClear weigh station bypass and e-screening system that offers a 60-day free trial period and in-app trial activation, allowing drivers and fleets to take full advantage of bypass opportunities immediately. The PreClear 2.0 app is available from Google Play for Android smartphones and tablets. Apple (iOS) and Blackberry smartphone and tablet users can sign up online at the Drivewyze website and still get access to a fully ...

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Drivewyze opens MS location

Drivewyze PreClear, a new weigh-station bypass service, recently announced that it became operational at its 200th site with the activation of a Corinth, Miss., location. The bypass services work at both permanent and temporary inspection locations, providing service plans catered to both short and long-haul carriers traveling intrastate or interstate throughout the U.S. The company currently has 108 fixed sites and 110 mobile inspection sites for a total of 218 service sites. The company also recently ...

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123loadboard.com launches rate check tool

123loadboard.com has announced the launch of its new "Rate Check" feature, which gives brokers, carriers and shippers the ability to look up freight rates and measure the profitability of truck lanes. The feature tracks critical freight rate data from thousands of truck lanes for all major North American market areas, breaking down the the rate per mile, line haul revenue and average fuel cost per trip. Transportation professionals are able to target where they want ...

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Access permits via smartphone

Drivers can now obtain oversize and overweight permits via smartphones from West Chester Permit's online ordering system. The smartphone and tablet-friendly system enables drivers to both order permits and check the status of their orders anywhere they have Internet connection. Issued permits are automatically emailed to customers, which can then be printed. This option eliminates the need to drivers to wait on a fax while on the job. Android, Blackberry and Windows phones are recommended.

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Internet Truckstop offering CARB webinar

Internet Truckstop, an online freight-matching service, now offers a  free webinar series to help site members’ transition into new regulations from the California Air Resources Board. The regulation went into effect January 1st, and requires every carrier driving on California roads to comply with rules or face fines. The load board webinar series is four weeks long and begins January 9th. The webinars will be offered each Wednesday beginning at 12:30 p.m. MST and are ...

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Comdata expands cardless solution

Comdata Corporation is continuing expansion of its cardless fuel solution. These transactions can now process through its Smart Solutions point-of-sale platform.

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Western Star launches enthusiast site

Western Star now offers a website for fans which features news, forums, galleries, and connects the company with truck owners, operators, and enthusiasts. The site hosts maintenance tips, a part locater for older trucks, stories from the road, and new product information. Online registration is free, and members can personalize a profile, while visitors can access news, blogs, and photo galleries. Members-only sections include exclusive web content, monthly newsletters, and a community forum.

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Volvo launches game app

Volvo now offers a mobile gaming application, ”Fueldrop”, available for free download from the Apple iTunes store. The launch of the game coincides with the beginning of an online scavenger hunt for U.S. participants centered around Volvo’s ”Proven” message, outlining the history of the company. The object of the game is to make the most out of every drop of fuel throughout each level. Volvo engineers collaborated to make the game similar to real-life challenges ...

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What do you think of GPS systems?

That's what the American Transportation Research Institute wants to find out, and they're soliciting feedback from both drivers and carriers.

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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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