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.
At the end of March, we heading down I-71 for the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Kentucky. The show is billed as the world’s largest annual heavy-duty trucking industry event and it lives up to that title by drawing over 80,000 attendees each year.
More than unsafe driving and traffic violations, most drivers have a hard time complying with hours of service (HOS) regulations. HOS compliance is one of the CSA BASICs, and keeping a low score in this category is often the cause of a lot of frustration across the industry.
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.
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.
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).
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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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.
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.
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.