You can’t believe everything you hear...especially when it comes to electronic logging devices (ELDs). Here are the most common ELD myths we’ve heard...and whether they’re fact or fiction!
Thu, Aug 18, 2016
Driver coercion and harassment are still very common across the transportation industry. It's so much of an issue that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released the Prohibiting Coercion of Commercial Vehicle Drivers (Coercion Rule) in January 2016. Additionally, the ELD Final Rule includes anti-harassment measures to help protect drivers. Here's a breakdown of what coercion and harassment is and how technology can help you prevent it!
Mon, Aug 15, 2016
We're less than 18 months away from the effective date of the ELD mandate. Commercial drivers in the United States will soon be required to use an electronic logging device (ELD) to create their driver logs.
Fri, Aug 12, 2016
When you think about racing, what comes to mind? You're probably picturing a NASCAR driving around an asphalt oval track. Did you stop to think about how the car got to the track? I never really did - until I drove from Ontario to Rossburg, Ohio for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Kings Royal. There are a lot of truckers behind making racing events like this possible!
Tue, Aug 09, 2016
Transport Canada made a major announcement about mandating electronic logging devices (ELDs) in Canada last week - did you miss it?
Fri, Aug 05, 2016
Why aren’t more electronic logging device (ELD) providers on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Registered ELD list? We're getting asked this question on a daily basis at BigRoad. This is often followed by, why isn’t BigRoad on the list yet? The truth is - no one should really be on it...yet!
Tue, Aug 02, 2016
With new rules constantly being added and old rules changing, hours of service (HOS) compliance can get pretty complicated! Am I right? It's hard to know what applies to you and your fleet - which could put you at risk of getting some pretty serious violations.
Wed, Jul 27, 2016
Did you get brake checked? When you get 'brake checked' you're caught off-guard...kind of like during the surprise brake inspection program held by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) a few months ago! The CVSA has just released the results from this unannounced brake check program. A total of 6,128 inspections were conducted during this blitz - were you one of them?
Tue, Jul 26, 2016
We've all heard the old saying: it's better to be safe, than sorry. This is especially true in the trucking and transportation industry. As a driver, your personal commitment to safely operating your commercial motor vehicle (CMV) has a huge impact on others including your fleet and other road users. We've pulled together five tips to help you operate safely during the busy summer months.
Thu, Jul 21, 2016
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) conducted their 29th annual International Roadcheck program from June 7-9, 2016. During this 72-hour period, 10,000+ CVSA-certified inspectors conducted inspections across North America with a special emphasis placed on tire safety. The results for Canada have been released - check out the infographic below for details. Results for the United States are expected in September.