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Giant News for BigRoad Users — FMCSA Clarifies Driver E-Log Use

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BigRoad users demanded it; FMCSA guidance on records of duty status generated by tablets and smartphones

Until now, the rules for electronic logbooks were notoriously difficult to understand and inconsistently enforced. With fragmented rules published at different times, it was a challenge for anyone to figure out exactly how the rules worked.

Although we did our best to provide the most accurate, up-to-date info to our pioneering user-base, the published rules were never easy to follow and even more difficult to explain. But you always knew the future of transport would be paperless.

Now inconsistency and confusion are a thing of the past. Late last week the FMCSA published an update to its regulations and specifically addressed electronic logbooks on phones and tablets.

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BigRoad and Sylectus Announce Integration for HOS Compliance

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Integration between BigRoad smartphone-based electronic driver log and Sylectus transportation management system helps drivers and fleets manage HOS compliance.

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Roadcheck 2014 is Fast Approaching

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We are now just a few days away from Roadcheck 2014. The inspection blitz will happen June 3rd to 5th, 2014. Are you ready?

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Rigid hours of service rules are due for a change

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I've been reading the public commentary for the recently proposed ELD rules and noticed a trend. There are lots of comments about personal freedom, privacy, and getting out of the trucking industry. Some drivers even comment in support of electronic logging. But one thing that comes up over and over is that the 14-hour shift rule is too restrictive and causes more harm than good.

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Roadcheck 2014 Inspection Blitz

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Last week, the CVSA announced that the next Roadcheck inspection blitz will happen June 3rd to 5th, 2014. Over 10,000 certified inspectors will be inspecting trucks and buses in over 1,500 locations across Mexico, Canada, and the United States.

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Join Us at Truck World in Toronto for Free

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We're heading to Truck World in Toronto from April 10th to April 12th and would like to invite you to join us for free as a VIP! TruckWorld is the place to be for all things trucking in Canada. 

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We're talking ELD at MATS 2014

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MATS is fast approaching and the big topic everyone is thinking about is the latest ELD proposal. If you are going to MATS this year, come talk to us! We want to hear what you think about the new regulations, and tell you about the awesome solution we are working on.

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Motorcoach Compliance and Safety - How BigRoad Can Help

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Our previous blog post in this series, Motorcoach Compliance and Safety - What Can BigRoad Do For Me? we discussed the emphasis on safety and compliance that has been present in the transportation world this past year. This was a big topic at the recent UMA Expo in Los Angeles as well.

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Motorcoach Compliance and Safety - What Can BigRoad Do For Me?

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Last week several BigRoad staff members had the pleasure of attending the United Motorcoach Association Expo in Los Angeles and boy are we excited about motorcoaches. It was great to meet so many of the passenger carrying fleets who use and love our software!

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New year, new...trucking industry?

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We are two weeks into the New Year and already 2014 seems that it will be one for the books. More regulations are headed our way bringing more change for the trucking industry.

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