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Five Apps for That: Driving after hours with simulation games

Trucking simulator apps are meant to mimic the real deal. They can incorporate realistic elements such as fuel consumption, damage and the ability to customize your rig.

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BlueParrott debuts new headset at GATS

The new C400-XT, which will begin shipping in October, can be worn over the head like traditional wireless headset, or around the back of the head on either the right or left ear, whichever the user prefers.

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weBoost’s latest cell signal booster expands boosting capabilities

Instead of switching cell service providers because of poor signal, the 4G-X OTR is designed to provide a "significant increase" to cell signal to all cellular devices from any carrier, Roberts says.

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Rand McNally updates GPS, ELD and dashboard device product lines

Rand McNally announced at GATS the release of its updated GPS device, the TND 540; a smaller-screen version of its Overdryve Pro dashboard device; and an ELD connector that is compatible with the company's TND 740, the DC 200 S.

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Watch: Silicon Valley panel on trucking tech

Shoaib Makani, CEO of e-log and fleet management software provider KeepTruckin, and heavy-haul marketplace Fr8Star's CEO, Matt Kropp, spoke in the first trucking-technology forum at Fr8Star's San Francisco headquarters.

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Honeywell’s ‘Connected’ tech for drivers, fleets, shippers

Honeywell's Connected Driver Solution offers a new platform to "replace paper and disjointed systems with one integrated system," the company says, "built to simplify the driver's job."

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Rand McNally’s new multifunction tablet combines GPS, dashcam and more in one package

Rand McNally's new dashboard device combines truck-specific navigation, an on-board SiriusXM radio, voice assistance, a built-in dashcam and hands-free calling and texting.

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Drivewyze road-safety alerts come to Penn. turnpike

Weigh-station bypass service Drivewyze is rolling out a rollover-zone and other safety-notifications feature to its PreClear product later this year after a pilot test. Pennsylvania Turnpike is the latest jurisdiction/route to participate to enable safety alerts along routes.

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McLeod Software integrates with Trucker Path’s Truckloads load board

The companies say the integration will be mutually beneficial for their respective users, as more freight will be posted to the Truckloads system for carriers, and more carriers will be able to see the postings from McLeod users.

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NASTC to begin offering PrePass to members

The NASTC PrePass program is available to NASTC members not enrolled in PrePass in the last six months with less than 100 power unites. Fleets must also meet minimum safety score requirements to qualify.

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