News roundup, Sept. 18: Transflo-equipped Samsung tablets, Teamsters drivers honor GM picket lines

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Trucking news and briefs for Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019:

Samsung Galaxy tablets available through Transflo
As Transflo continues to grow its digital workflow platform for carriers and drivers, the company now offers the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8-inch 32GB LTE tablet compatible with the Transflo Mobile+ app and all Transflo products and services, including the Transflo’s electronic logging device (ELD) for mobile platforms.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A runs on the Android operating system, has 32GB internal storage, dual cameras (for document scanning), and a 1.4GHz quad-core processor. Transflo also offers a range of mounting and charging options to keep the device powered up and secure inside the cab.The Samsung Galaxy Tab A runs on the Android operating system, has 32GB internal storage, dual cameras (for document scanning), and a 1.4GHz quad-core processor. Transflo also offers a range of mounting and charging options to keep the device powered up and secure inside the cab.

Developed specifically for truckers, the Transflo Mobile+ app allows users to manage multiple aspects of their work from a single mobile app on one device. Additionally, Transflo’s ELD bundles offer fleets technologies that integrate with the mobile app and include: document scanning; integrated GPS-based navigation; weigh station bypass technology; two-way messaging; and services for finding fuel, truck scales, and other essential services. Transflo offers the Samsung Galaxy Tab A with data plans through AT&T and T-Mobile.

Teamsters honor picket lines during GM workers strike
Car-hauling truck drivers who are members of the Teamsters Union will not cross picket lines at General Motors plants during the United Auto Workers strike that began Monday. The Teamsters say they represent more than 1,000 car haulers nationwide who make up “a significant percentage” of drivers who pick up and haul new vehicles from factories and ports to dealerships.

“We laud the UAW for its work to ensure that its GM employees are treated with respect and dignity on the job,” said Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa. “At a time when more and more companies are downsizing and shipping jobs out of the U.S., it is imperative that unions fight for their members. Workers should be rewarded for good work with fair wages and benefits. That’s what the UAW is demanding.”

More than 46,000 GM workers went on strike Monday after negotiations over wages, healthcare and job security failed to produce a new contract for the workers.

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