Trucking Technology

Technology is the life blood of today's professional driver.  Here you will find reviews, information, and tips for getting the most out of your tech gadgets while on the road.

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Since Apple’s introduction of the original iPad over 2 years ago, the tablet market has exploded. That’s great for techies, but knowing which tablet to choose can be a challenge if you aren’t familiar with the ins and outs of different models. There’s a tablet for every type of person, though, and with a little bit of direction you’ll be able to choose the tablet that’s best for you.

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Of the things that are important to a truck driver, the cell phone has spent the last few years creeping up the list. Cell phones have evolved from luxury items that were used sparingly or in emergencies only into a lifeline for those on the go. As a driver, you're probably wondering what cell phone carrier is right for you. There are a number of factors to take into consideration, such as...

In today's world of consumer electronics, there is no shortage of hands free bluetooth devices available for purchase. Unfortunately, marketing and advertisement for these devices is almost nonexistent. That begs the question: When purchasing a hands free device, how do you know that you are making the right decision? Which one will be of the best quality, and suit all of your needs?

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It is difficult to imagine life before social media. The ability to connect instantly with people worldwide seems so natural today, but was almost unheard of at the turn of the century. In the past truck drivers sacrificed precious time with family and friends when travelling overnight or days and weeks at a time.

Sites such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr now give truck...

Having a solid and reliable internet connection while driver OTR is essential to stay connected. The good news is that broadband Internet is available all over the country. In fact, a recent study by the Blackboard Project indicates that over 90 percent of the world's population has access to a broadband Internet connection. While a personal computer or laptop is helpful, you don't need one to...

Stopping at weigh stations has long been an inconvenience for truck drivers.  In addition to having to stop, there are sometimes fines because of overloading.  These fines are applied to highway upkeep.  Everyone understands the need for these stations.  Highway construction is expensive and having thousands of trucks and cars constantly traveling these roadways causes wear...

Ward Transport and Logistics, a trucking company in the United States, has decided to make extensive use of a cutting-edge mobile application known as Cheetah Mobile in order to improve efficiency and service across their considerable network. The Cheetah Mobile app was created by leading software creator Cheetah Software Services, which has provided the truck driving world with some of its...

Smartphones seem to offer apps for just about everything these days. No matter what your profession or area of expertise, you can always find some truly great quality apps that can keep you entertained, productive and informed. Professional truck drivers can improve their everyday lives by downloading certain useful apps from the Android Market for free.

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The IntelliRoute TND-710 GPS by Rand McNally is a fantastic navigation device for both truckers and trucking companies. This latest version has a little more of everything: the speakers are louder, the buttons are larger, the high-def screen is clearer, the maps are more readable and contain more detail. New features include setting way-points, a notepad app for adding your own details and a...

Choosing the right laptop for OTR trucking use is important.  A perfect combination of features, usability, and durability should be the main concerns of truck driver laptops.  Here are the reviews for 3 laptops for use in the cab.

1. ACER ASPIRE 5733Z-4851 15.6" NOTEBOOK COMPUTER

This is a “ready-to-roll” laptop. Ready-to-roll means basically that...