European freight app would be great in U.S., too

At last week’s IAA Commercial Vehicles 2014 event in Hanover, Germany, online freight platform TimoCom touted its free transport barometer for personal devices that U.S. owner-operators probably would love if they could get their hands on it. TimoCom, which labels itself as “a market leader among the freight and vehicle exchanges in Europe,” said the real-time app is designed to allow drivers across the pond to compare and find return loads immediately after unloading and promote ...

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Hands on review of Caterpillar’s B15 Android smartphone

Hands on with Caterpillar's latest piece of equipment — an Android-powered smartphone.

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Magellan announces fleet management solution, TA partnership

Magellan displayed its GPS for truckers, in cooperation with TravelCenters of America, at The Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Texas, Aug. 22. The RoadMate Commercial 9261T-LM GPS has a 7-inch display and features truck-specific route, truck speed limits, truck stops and truck points of interest. It also can be used for hands-free talking on cellphones with Bluetooth technology. The Magellan RoadMate Commercial 5190T-LM and 5190 have 5-inch touch screens and built-in speakers that can reach 93dB ...

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Garmin announces 7-inch trucking-specific GPS

Garmin's new 7-inch GPS features lane guidance and Android smartphone compatability.

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