BigRoad Goes "North of 60"

Posted by Stuart Wood on Thu, May 21, 2015

The latest android version of BigRoad has just hit the Google Play store. Make sure you update to version 4.2.1 to use the latest features and ensure you get the best possible experience from BigRoad.

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Tags: BigRoad App, HOS

4 Tips on Safe Phone Use While Driving

Posted by Stuart Wood on Tue, May 19, 2015

This recent story of an “ingenious” driver who taped his phone to the steering wheel so he could watch a soccer game clearly shows how some people still don’t fully understand the dangers of distracted driving. How he was able to concentrate on road conditions as well as watch a sports game is beyond me.

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Tags: trucking, mobile apps

Getting Ready for ELD - Q&A Session

Posted by Stuart Wood on Thu, May 14, 2015

Our recent webinar, Getting Ready for ELD, was very well received and sparked a lot of interest. We managed to answer everyone's questions in general terms during the session but didn't have the time to get everyone's specific concerns.

Here are the answers to all the questions we received during the webinar:

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Tags: HOS, ELD

Getting Ready for ELD - Webinar Video

Posted by Stuart Wood on Fri, May 08, 2015

September 30th, and the final ruling mandating electronic logging devices (ELD), is quickly approaching. Is your fleet prepared?

Although there will be a two-year period before compliance to the new ruling, carriers are planning their move to electronic logging today. You can benefit now from improved CSA scores, hours of service compliance and operating costs, and it's become easier than ever to get started.

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Tags: ELD, Electronic Logging Devices, hours of service

Introducing Robin Smith - Driver Recruiter

Posted by Robin Smith on Thu, Apr 30, 2015

I’ll start by telling you a little about myself. I’m a Recruiter, capital R. A people person. I genuinely enjoy talking to other people and hearing their stories. I believe strongly, it is a major part of being successful at this type of work. The job suits me 100%.

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Tags: drivers, recruitment

Webinar: Getting Ready for ELD

Posted by Stuart Wood on Wed, Apr 29, 2015

Join BigRoad’s Product Marketing Manager, Lee Payne, on May 6th for our next webinar. During this session he will be talking about how to prepare for the electronic logging devices (ELD) mandate. 

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Tags: Electronic Logging Devices

Are Drivers Being Under-utilized?

Posted by Stuart Wood on Tue, Apr 28, 2015

Trucking as a profession is changing fast. Although the concept of telematics has been around for a while, technologies surrounding it have been prohibitively expensive for smaller carriers. This has lead to the vast majority of trucking industry being slow to adopt new technologies. However, we are now entering a post-telematics age of trucking and about to see the rise of connected drivers.

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Tags: trucking, drivers

BigRoad at NPTC 2015

Posted by Terry Frey on Thu, Apr 23, 2015

The BigRoad truck is packed and we are ready to hit the road again. This time we’ll be making our way down to Cincinnati, Ohio for the NPTC 2015 Education Management Conference & Exhibition. This is the first time BigRoad has attended the NPTC annual conference. We are very excited to participate and show everyone how we go beyond telematics with the easiest to use Electronic Logging/Compliance solution in the industry.

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Tags: trade shows, bigroad, NPTC

Infographic: Addressing the Trucker Shortage

Posted by Stuart Wood on Tue, Apr 21, 2015

One of the hottest issues facing the transportation industry today is the lack of young drivers entering the industry. This combined with an aging workforce, has led to a driver shortage that could cripple the industry and it shows no signs of letting up any time soon.

In the last couple of decades we have seen that truckers are, on average, getting older. The average age of a truck driver is higher than other industries with a disproportionate number of drivers falling between the ages of 45-64.

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Tags: trucking, driver

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

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