technology

If Trump really wants to save U.S. jobs …

"If he (Trump) cares about the working man, he’ll stop this talk about driverless trucks.” --Trucker Jerry Jackson in Las Vegas Review-Journal editorial about autonomous vehicle tech threats.

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Five Apps for That: Take the guesswork out of parking

Five apps for your phone to help you find parking.

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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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New parking app will take hours of service into account when locating parking

The app will allow drivers to enter their remaining driving time to see where parking spaces are available within drivers' remaining on-duty hours.

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Midwest Muscle: Iowa bolsters targeted approach to driver violations

Iowa DOT's high violations-per-inspection ranking, among other data, underscores an increasing focus on driver violations, particularly related to hours of service.

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Platooning, better fuel efficiency the goal for fed-sponsored trucking project

Peloton will contribute its current platooning system and higher-automation platooning technology under development. Cummins will offer powertrain technology. ZF TRW will supply steering controls, and Peterbilt will supply the trucks.

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Web-based small fleet, broker TMS software

With a starting price of $69 a month and the first 30 days free, the Tailwind company's all-in-one Trucking & Freight Broker Software is built, the company says, to help small- to medium-size trucking companies and brokerages compete.

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Hirschbach adds Lytx in-cab video system

The company says it tested different video systems over the last year and a half before deciding on Lytx and adds it will help exonerate its drivers when they are not at fault.

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If you can’t say something nice, come sit beside me

"Apparently the people designing these autonomous vehicles and proselytizing their imminent takeover of the world have never been on an American highway, inside a big truck outside of a parking lot, or used brain power for anything other than putting the wagon before the wheel."

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New ‘always-on’ in-cab video system

Lytx, maker of the DriveCam system of forward- and in-cab-facing video systems capturing events by triggers, is now offering what it calls an "always-on," cloud-based video platform called Unisyn.

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