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An Exciting New Feature for BigRoad: California Farm Rules

Posted by Heather Wilson on Fri, Oct 17, 2014

If you've been waiting for a specific rule set to be added to the BigRoad for Drivers app, you just might be in luck! California 112hr/8day cycle farm rules have just been added to the Android version of BigRoad Driver trucking app.

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Healthy Trucker Challenge Draws Attention to Driver Lifestyles

Posted by Brandon Dimmel on Thu, Oct 16, 2014

It's been well known for a long time that truck drivers face unique challenges in trying to stay fit and eat well. Anyone who travels a lot knows it can be really hard to eat well and find time to exercise when spending days away from home. Obviously, truckers, whose job involves constantly traveling and being away from home face the most significant obstacles in trying to pursue a healthy lifestyle.

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Real Life Perks and Pitfalls of a Rock Star Coach Driver

Posted by Rick Smith on Wed, Oct 15, 2014

This is part II of our series on how to be rock and roll coach driver. You might want to start this read with Rick’s five (not so easy) steps to breaking into the coach business. 

Congrats! You made it through the first installment of my story on becoming a coach driver and you’re back. I suppose you want to know what two questions I ask any wannabe entertainment coach driver. Your answers will tell me everything I need to know about your ability to handle the life once you’re in.

  1. How often does your company get you home?
  2. How often do you need to get home?
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Trucker Named "Highway Angel" for Saving Man's Life

Posted by Brandon Dimmel on Tue, Oct 14, 2014

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) has named Jose Nuñez, a truck driver from Homosassa, Florida, a "Highway Angel".

The TCA says its Highway Angel award is about recognizing talented and thoughtful drivers for their "good deeds", which can range from "simple acts of kindness, such as fixing a flat tire," to "heroic life-saving efforts, such as pulling someone from a burning vehicle".

The latter half of that sentence aptly describes the heroics of Nuñez, a former firefighter who has been driving trucks for the past quarter-century. Currently, he works for Taylor Truck Line.

In early July 2014 Nuñez was driving on I-10 near the Okaloosa-Santa Rosa county line in his home state. As he came to the crest of a hill, he noticed a passenger van leaving the roadway before rolling several times, finally coming to a halt upside-down.

Nuñez safely pulled off to the side of the road, put on his flashers, and rushed to the scene of the accident. When he arrived there, he found a devastating scene: one man was lying unconscious on the edge of the van, his face buried in the earth. Another man, the driver, was trapped and screaming for help.

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Recruiting Women Key to Solving America's Driver Shortage?

Posted by Brandon Dimmel on Thu, Oct 09, 2014

What's the solution to America's crippling shortage of truck drivers? It may just involve recruiting more women to work in the industry.

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ELD Regulations? BigRoad has got you covered - Q&A Part 4 of 4

Posted by Heather Wilson on Wed, Oct 08, 2014

Here's the final part of of our Q&A session from our CVSA webinar. Thanks again for all the great questions and feedback. If you have any more questions, please leave a comment below or feel free to contact our support team.

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NYPD Tow Truck Driver Honored by President Obama

Posted by Brandon Dimmel on Tue, Oct 07, 2014

Clarence Baugh has been clearing the way for presidential motorcades for nearly three decades. Now, his hard work has been recognized by President Barack Obama.

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Tags: Life on the Road, Truck Driver, smart parking, NYPD, Obama, tow truck

Be a Rock and Roll Coach Driver in Five (not-so-easy) Lessons

Posted by Rick Smith on Fri, Oct 03, 2014

The unglamorous truth about transporting today’s biggest names in entertainment

"Hey Driver, got anyone famous on that bus?"

That’s the question I get asked whenever I pull the platinum beauty into a fuel island while on tour.

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“Smart Parking” Systems Help Truck Drivers Find Safe Place to Rest

Posted by Brandon Dimmel on Wed, Oct 01, 2014

A "smart parking" system recently tested in Michigan is about to be expanded nation-wide. The system uses road signs, smartphone applications, websites, and instant messaging to help truck drivers find a safe place to park their commercial vehicles.

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Your Phone Cannot be Confiscated for Using Electronic Logs - Q&A Part 3 of 4

Posted by Heather Wilson on Tue, Sep 30, 2014

It's awesome to have so many questions to answer from our webinar attendees. Thanks again, everyone. Have questions to add? Ask away in the comments!

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