Blogs

Turning your phone into a dashcam

Have you tried any of the available smartphone apps designed to turn your device into a functional dashcam allowing for saving clips for exoneration/evidence and other purposes?

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Yankee Candle creates a new scent called ‘Vitriol’

Wendy on the dust-up over a shipper/receiver facility's "no restrooms for drivers" policy: "Unfortunately, the bad apples of the bunch have ruined the sauce for all of us. It's time to cull those tainted fruits."

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Mark Bezley’s ‘crosswalk law’ citation: Dismissed with dashcam evidence

Read driver Mark Bezley's No. 1 dashcam tale, involving his exoneration from a ticket given during a "crosswalk law" sting in a small Wash. town. And: What's yours?

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Stress relief for mastodons

"Sometimes, relaxing is hard." Wendy gets ready for a long run with no scheduled return, learns about soil liquefaction, deaths of mastodons and just how restorative sleep can be.

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ELD mandate: Is drivers’ time saved by e-logs worth near $2 billion annually?

Just as it's pretty hard to estimate time saved in a reliable way, it's pretty hard for paper and pencil to malfunction in the same way a computer can -- delving into FMCSA's ELD mandate cost-benefit analysis.

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Beware the dreaded butt-dial

"Sometimes, learning new phones is hard." Wendy on the worst butt-dial ever: From George after his lost a gear on his way down the mountain ...

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‘How’s my driving’? Call-in complaints, scams and another argument for dashcams

When a motorist's call-in complaint rises to another level entirely -- to an extortion scam: "This is why I strongly believe in cameras on your tractor and trailer to prevent fake lawsuits!" says a reader.

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Being streamlined is for the birds

In which Wendy breaks a smartphone and declares that henceforth she will "shake off all efforts to become 'streamlined,' and remain lumpy, non-aerodynamic, and scrap paper filled." Here's why.

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Oops: Appropriations bill may have done away with 34-hour restart entirely

Turns out the 34-hour restart-related item in the late-2015 Congressional appropriations bill may have done a little more than was intended, eliminating the restart entirely. Before you start (or continue, as it were) recapping hours, however ...

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A little piece of trucking history

Wendy unearths a 1935 Ohio chauffers' license pin while assisting an estate sale in Dayton.

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