Technology

Five Apps for That: Don’t get delayed by bad directions

All of these routing apps allow the user to establish a profile that includes a truck’s height, weight, length and hazmat class. The apps provide optimal routes that avoid roads and bridges with truck limitations for weight or clearance.

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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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Five Apps for That: Stream your favorite shows in your cab

If you don’t want to dedicate space in your cab to a television, you still can have access to thousands of movies and TV shows by streaming them on your phone, laptop or tablet.

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New app helps drivers through accident reporting process

After the driver alerts authorities of an accident, the app gives the driver instructions on how to secure the accident scene, cooperate with police, take photographs of the accident and gather other data. Once all of this is complete, Accident Plan compiles the information into an accident report.

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TomTom launching trucker-friendly GPS

TomTom announced at the Great American Trucking Show it will be entering the trucking industry by introducing a trucker-friendly GPS, the TomTom Trucker 600.

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CAT Scale adds Comdata as payment option in Weigh My Truck app

Drivers can now use their Comdata cards to pay at a CAT scale using the Weigh My Truck app.

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Comdata launches hotel network for drivers

The Comdata Hotel Network, powered by CLC Lodging, allows trucking carriers and drivers to manage and reduce the costs related to hotel stays.

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POLL: Which mobile app do you like to use to scan documents on the road?

What is your go-to app for scanning documents while on the road? Weigh in on why you use it.

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POLL: Which weather app do you prefer to use on the road?

What is your go-to app for weather while on the road? Weigh in on why you use it.

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