Why Small Fleets are Slow to Invest in Technology

Posted by Stuart Wood on Wed, Apr 08, 2015

Considering the many variables that affect a small fleet, it’s easy to see why it’s hard for your business to achieve a consistent profit level. Trucking is a complex beast with many areas you need to keep a handle on: customer demands, traffic, routing considerations, safety compliance, employee retention, and driver training. These and many other factors affect your bottom line and spell the difference between profit and loss.

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Tags: technology

Mid-America Trucking Show 2015 Wrap-up

Posted by Matt Tonkin on Tue, Apr 07, 2015

At the end of March, we heading down I-71 for the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Kentucky. The show is billed as the world’s largest annual heavy-duty trucking industry event and it lives up to that title by drawing over 80,000 attendees each year.

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5 Easy Fixes for Hours of Service Violations

Posted by Stuart Wood on Tue, Mar 31, 2015

More than unsafe driving and traffic violations, most drivers have a hard time complying with hours of service (HOS) regulations. HOS compliance is one of the CSA BASICs, and keeping a low score in this category is often the cause of a lot of frustration across the industry.

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So, what are these CSA Scores all about?

Posted by Stuart Wood on Thu, Mar 26, 2015

One of the FMCSA’s priorities for 2015 is to roll out more full interventions, this means there will be a lot more CSA audits being conducted this year.

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Tags: FMCSA, HOS, CSA, trucking technology

Improved Support in the latest BigRoad Update

Posted by Stuart Wood on Fri, Mar 20, 2015

The latest version of BigRoad for Android (4.0.18) is now available. Make sure you always have the latest version of BigRoad installed to take advantage of new features and enhancements. Here’s what you can find in the latest version.

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BigRoad at the Mid-America Truck Show 2015

Posted by Matt Tonkin on Thu, Mar 19, 2015

BigRoad is gearing up to hit the road again. Next week we’ll be heading down to the Bluegrass State for the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS).

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Tags: MATS, truck show

In-Cab Technology – Webinar Recap

Posted by Stuart Wood on Fri, Mar 13, 2015

During our most recent webinar, we looked at the rise in readily available trucking technologies and the impact that smartphones and tablets are having on the industry.

This webinar was presented by BigRoad’s co-founder Terry Frey, who highlighted some of the apps that are bringing a new level of affordability to smaller carriers. Ones, that in the past, could not justify spending on costly proprietary technologies.

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Tags: trucking technology

What is The Cost of Compliance?

Posted by Stuart Wood on Tue, Mar 10, 2015

Impacting every aspect of your operations, the biggest issue facing the transportation industry is regulatory compliance. Compliance requirements are in place to ensure the safety of the general public as well as ensuring vehicles are safe. The transportation industry is highly visible in the public eye and the measures are intended to protect people from poorly maintained vehicles and fatigued drivers.

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Tags: Compliance, HOS

Round-up of the Latest BigRoad Updates

Posted by Stuart Wood on Thu, Mar 05, 2015

It’s been a while since our last round-up of new features in BigRoad. Since then we’ve added a number of things that you may not be aware of yet. Read on to find out what's new with BigRoad.

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Tags: eLogs, ELD, trucking technology, dashlink

A Day in the Life - When the Tour Bus Reaches the Stadium

Posted by Rick Smith on Wed, Mar 04, 2015

When I left you last week, I told you about how my typical day starts and what the fist half on my day typically involves.This week I'm going to tell you what happens when we finally reach the arena.

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Tags: Motorcoach, Bus Drivers, tour bus

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