Welcome to the first phase of the iTruckTV network system. What we are building with ITruckTV is a revolutionary internet-based television network platform designed to meet the informational needs of the trucking industry’s various driving communities. As we progress with the development of this website and our internet-based television programming, iTruckTV will be positioned to become a comprehensive and interactive communications resource for the trucking industry and its millions of drivers. iTruckTV is developing programming and systems that will save the trucking industry millions of dollars in driver retention, training, continuing education and in promoting best practices. iTruckTV is also committed to enhancing the image of the trucking industry.
We envision iTruckTV becoming a central resource during the many down times and dead periods in a driver’s day — waiting for dispatch, waiting at a shipper, waiting in the shop or terminal and winding down from the day at the beginning of the 10-hour break.
As we enter Phase One of iTruckTV, we are focused on developing this website into a dashboard drivers can bookmark on their computers or portable devices to visit on a daily basis. This dashboard will put valuable information all in one place and at the fingertips of drivers. Features will include weather conditions/forecasts, DOE diesel prices, Amber Alerts, Homeland Security Bulletins, national trucking news, entertainment, sports updates, wellness news and much more. Of course, our rotating videos will be a prominent feature within the content.
iTruckTV will continually be adding to our offerings on this website. Driver feedback will be a key component in the evolution and development of iTruckTV. We intend to position iTruckTV as a valued resource for drivers, and we are committed to being highly responsive to all our audiences.
The Future: Development of iTruckTV’s Internet-Based Programming
Within the next year, iTruckTV will expand our streaming video content over the Internet – available on 4G, 3G, WiFi and traditional hard-wire computer connections. As we move into greater amounts of video content and begin to release our iTruckTV apps, the video streaming will be powered by the same network which serves as the primary resource for Netflix, NASCAR, CNN and other leading streaming content sites. iTruckTV will initially have two network feeds, a national feed and a fleet-specific feed. The iTruckTV national feed will feature a non-fleet specific programming mix of news, self-help, training/continuing education and entertainment. The national feed will be available to anyone who signs up to become a monthly subscriber. Imagine having access to this type of feed in the palm of his or her hands. Meanwhile, the fleet-specific network feed will feature content tailored to an individual company as well as the content from the national feed.
Accessing the iTruckTV Feeds: General subscribers and members of companies with a fleet subscription would either access iTruck through an app on your phone/tablet or you will go through a sign-on page on their PC. The app /sign-on would tell the system the content you are able to access. A general subscriber would not see a fleet-specific iTrcukTV feed. Likewise, our driver with a fleet feed from Trucking Company A would not see the fleet feed from Trucking Company B.
Programming Availability Through On-Demand: While the content will run in programming blocks, all the programming will be available for an extended period of time in the iTruck On-Demand video library. If a subscriber misses a program, you will be able to easily find the programming through the On-Demand Library.
Safety First: The iTruckTV app, available for iPhone, Droid and tablets, is being designed to disable access to the iTruck feed if the program senses that a viewer’s truck is in motion – eliminating the possibility of viewing iTruckTV while going down the road. iTruckTV places a premium value on the safety of the trucking industry and the nation’s roads in general. While iTruckTV will provide live programming throughout the day, iTruckTV – with its On Demand Library – is especially tailored to serve as an informational resource during drivers’ downtime. In looking at a typical driver’s day, there will be numerous non-driving, stationary opportunities for drivers to access iTruckTV.