Linux in the Wild

From: John Aldrich 

=============================================================== From: Jeff Lanthripp ------------------------------------------------------ Linux all over the truck stops. DAT boards run it. These are systems with a TV screen hooked to a box containing the PC, with a few big buttons on the front. They are networked to the DAT Services system to display available loads in the area. Owner-operators pick a load, call the freight broker at the number in the load listing, get all the info, sign and fax the lading agreement and go to the shipper to get loaded. The terminals run Linux. MegaTouch games. In the arcade room at truck stops are a LOT of these. They're touch-screeen video game setups with a few dozen mindless games to choose from. These also use Linux.

=============================================================== From: Chad Smith ------------------------------------------------------ That is pretty cool. I've always loved truck stops. *- Chad W. Smith*

=============================================================== From: wes ------------------------------------------------------ huh. I never knew it was that simple. could I just show up at a truck stop and start signing up for loads? -wes On Sun, Jun 17, 2012 at 12:01 PM, Jeff Lanthripp wrote:

=============================================================== From: Jonathan Calloway ------------------------------------------------------ I guess as they say on Ice Road Truckers, "Turn and burn baby!"

=============================================================== From: Jeff Lanthripp ------------------------------------------------------ Sure. The broker will just need your US DOT number and faxed copies of your cargo insurance certificate, motor carrier authority, and IRS Form 2290 Heavy Vehicle Use Tax payment receipt.