smartphone apps

Trucker Path acquisition by global company Renren to bring navigation, more to the trip-planning app

Meet Renren CEO Joseph Chen, who drove truck for a time as a young man and says the Trucker Path acquisition is intended to take the app and its affiliated services "to the next level," Chen says. "I think that the next 20 years will be most exciting for the trucking industry globally as we gradually get more technology into the industry."

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Skip that DVD rack and stream what you want

Though the many movie and TV-streaming apps now available offer a solution, only three in 10 Overdrive readers say they subscribe to a streaming movie/TV service. This video covers five apps for streaming commercial productions on phone, tablet or laptop.

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MyRiteLoad shipper-carrier freight platform ‘reboots’

MyRiteLoad hopes to fulfill the promise of what has been called the "elusive holy grail" of load matching, providing load-board-like spot market connections for independents and small fleets to direct shippers rather than brokers.

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Penske deploys ELD service for rental customers

The Penske Driver app is available for both Android and iOS/Apple devices. The app connects using Bluetooth inside Penske’s rental trucks to integrally synchronize with the truck's engine, meeting ELD mandate requirements.

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New app puts load tracking in the hands of independents

FreightPrint is out with a smartphone app and tracking service that harnesses the GPS and cellular communication capabilities of smartphones in order to put tracking tools and service into the hands of independents and small fleets.

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Can I get the 411?

The story behind the Dock411 app, which combines crowdsourced reviews and information about shipper and receiver locations with research-based info -- all verified by a team of bona fide truckers.

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‘Predictive’ freight matching from Trucker Tools

Available to carriers at no cost, Smart Capacity optimally recommends loads for drivers and assets within a carrier’s network of 3PL/broker partners to improve visibility and operational efficiency.

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Podcast: Step deck owner’s journey into mobile information tech, more

How to build an effective organizational system for your smartphone apps -- and just what apps are showing plenty utility for step-deck hauler Joey Slaughter. In this Overdrive Radio edition, also, the operator's thoughts on ELDs (he's still on paper), broker relationships and more.

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BigRoad Dash Link ELD self-certified, listed on FMCSA registry

In the market for smartphone-app-based computer-assisted logbooks, from which Canada-headquartered BigRoad's ELD emerged, the company has established a foothold with owner-operators above that of most other players.

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Getting into an ELD just got a little less expensive

The Continental VDO RoadLog dedicated e-logger isn't the only electronic logging device in the no-monthly-fee camp anymore. Introducing here two BYOD/smartphone-app-based ELDs that flip the BYOD pricing model on his head.

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