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Many people in the electronics business fail to realize just how much truck drivers take to gadgets. Truck drivers are mobile, traveling across the country without the luxuries of home and they need every mobile advantage they can get to make life on the road safer, healthier, happier and more comfortable.
They also have a long history of using mobile technology to best advantage from using CB's to portable refrigerators to DC inverters, you name it. These days they are more likely to use a laptop and an air card along with a sturdy mobile phone and a good loud Bluetooth headset.
The point of this is that distribution companies, brokers, logistics and shipping companies should recognize the technical capabilities and early adopter tendencies in truck drivers when it comes to electronics. Many firms have resisted the adoption of route optimization and GPS tools up until recently expecting push back from their drivers, but the reality is that the drivers will take any technology that works and makes then operate better. They are the last ones that want to face up to Murphy's law or anything that slows down the freight.