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ELD: You (Don’t) Know You Want It

Posted by Stuart Wood

    Mon, Jul 27, 2015

Drivers, for once, are in the enviable position of a win-win situation.

Right now you are pretty much free to pick and choose any company you want to drive for due to the shortage of new drivers. In this climate, carriers are starting to pay more attention to the driver’s needs. They can’t afford to lose you guys and they can’t afford any shutdowns caused by hours of service violations.

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BigRoad Updates: Payroll Report & More

Posted by Stuart Wood

    Tue, Jul 14, 2015

We’ve recently updated the BigRoad web app and have a lot of great new features to show you.

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Etiquette for Professional Truck Drivers

Posted by Stuart Wood

    Tue, Jul 07, 2015

Unfortunately, public perception of truck drivers is at an all-time low. We all know of the negative stereotypes in the industry but what can you do to put these to rest?

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Learning The Basics On Someone Else’s Dime

Posted by Ed Godfrey

    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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Getting the Most out of BigRoad: Webinar Video

Posted by Matt Tonkin

    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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How Being a Job Candidate Helped Me as a Recruiter

Posted by Robin Smith

    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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Off Duty Driving - 7 Things to Remember

Posted by Stuart Wood

    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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PSP Scores - 8 Facts You Need to Know

Posted by Amanda Kruschack

    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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Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and the Cleaning Fairy

Posted by Rick Smith

    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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Mountr - Magentic Power Mount Review

Posted by Stuart Wood

    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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