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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

In-Cab Technology Options Webinar

Posted by Stuart Wood on Tue, Mar 03, 2015

Join us for our latest webinar March 11, 2:00 – 3:00pm EST as we take a look at the some of the latest options for in-cab technology.

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Tags: trucking apps, trucking technology

8 Commonly Overlooked Checks During a Pre-trip Inspection

Posted by Stuart Wood on Thu, Feb 26, 2015

Just like breakfast is the most important meal of the day, your pre-trip inspection is the cornerstone to operating a healthy vehicle. The reasons for having a healthy vehicle should be obvious. It ensures the safety of not just the driver but also everyone else on the road.

As a driver you are required by law to inspect your truck and trailer before the start of your shift and once within every 24 hours while on the road. It is the driver’s responsibility to ensure the vehicle is safe for operation and is free from defects.

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On The Road Again - My Day Driving an Entertainment Coach

Posted by Rick Smith on Wed, Feb 25, 2015

I have told you in previous posts how to get into the entertainment industry; now let me tell you what my typical day is like.

As a bus driver, my "day" normally starts with a hotel lobby pick up around midnight if you are driving the crew and a bit earlier if you are driving the band. Yes, we are in a hotel everyday while on tour, but I will get to that in a minute.

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