Learning The Basics On Someone Else’s Dime

Posted by Ed Godfrey on Tue, Jun 30, 2015

Driving someone else’s truck can help you learn the basics without getting too involved in the business.

As a company driver, you should be opening the hood frequently and learning what everything is that makes the truck go down the road. As a part of your pre-trip inspection, you are required to look for failed components, but how can you know what has failed if you don’t know what you are looking at or what it does.

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Tags: Owner Operator, trucking

Getting the Most out of BigRoad: Webinar Video

Posted by Matt Tonkin on Mon, Jun 29, 2015

We asked BigRoad customer Peter McManus, of Five Star Freight Management, what he wishes he had known before starting with BigRoad. Here is what he told us:

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Tags: BigRoad App, webinar

How Being a Job Candidate Helped Me as a Recruiter

Posted by Robin Smith on Thu, Jun 25, 2015

My job primarily consists of driver application reviews, interviews, and background checks. I also do advertising and marketing for recruiting drivers.

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Tags: driver retention, recruitment

Off Duty Driving - 7 Things to Remember

Posted by Stuart Wood on Tue, Jun 23, 2015

Personal conveyance, simply put, is any personal trips you make during your off-duty time. There are currently no restrictions to off-duty driving time, but be warned you must be clear of all of your on-duty activities.

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Tags: HOS, trucking, truckers

PSP Scores - 8 Facts You Need to Know

Posted by Amanda Kruschack on Thu, Jun 18, 2015

The Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP) was created by the FMCSA in an effort to streamline information accessibility and increase the safety of both drivers and carriers. PSP allows for a driver's safety performance information to be readily available electronically. They are often incorrectly referred to as driver CSA scores.

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Tags: Safety, Employment

Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and the Cleaning Fairy

Posted by Rick Smith on Tue, Jun 16, 2015

Moms and Dads, I have met your children in the 20+ years of being in this industry. I thought I would take a moment to impart the wisdom of the ages so that you can become better parents.

Well, it might to late for that, but if I can get through to a few of you with babies, maybe I can help save the world.

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Tags: Motorcoach, Bus Drivers, tour bus

Mountr - Magentic Power Mount Review

Posted by Stuart Wood on Thu, Jun 11, 2015

One constant irritation with mobile technology is battery life. No device ever seems to have enough of it. 

Nothing is worse than running out of juice when you least expect it and it’s often your own fault. Forgetting to plug a device in or misplacing the cable are the root of hair-pulling frustration.

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Tags: technology, Product Reviews

Webinar: Getting the Most Out of BigRoad

Posted by Stuart Wood on Wed, Jun 10, 2015

Electronic logging not only makes life on the road easier for drivers, but it can also save your business a lot of time and money. With the final ruling on electronic logging devices (ELD) set to be published September 2015, it only makes sense your company should be ahead of the curve before the mandate. This is where BigRoad can help.

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Tags: ELD, Electronic Logging

Review: RAM Mounts for Smartphones and Tablets

Posted by Stuart Wood on Wed, Jun 03, 2015

Whether you are using a smartphone or tablet in your cab, one essential piece of gear is the mount. Unfortunately, there is a bewildering array of mounting options out there so making a decision can be tricky.

I was already aware that RAM Mounts had a reputation for quality products, so when they asked if I’d like to test out a few mounts I jumped at the chance.

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Tags: trucking, Product Reviews

What Version of BigRoad are you Using?

Posted by Amanda Kruschack on Tue, Jun 02, 2015

This is the question that usually precedes many of the issues our customer support team comes across daily. Often, the simplest solution is the route of the problem. A dated app will inhibit the system's optimal functionality.

BigRoad is not exclusive to the age old problem of ‘Functionality vs. App version’. They are one in the same. Any software whether it be on your mobile device, laptop or tablet will have updates. Our product development team work to make BigRoad and DashLink function as seamlessly as possible.

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Tags: BigRoad App, Support

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