Audra Kotowski

Audra is a Marketing Specialist at BigRoad. She is a pop culture geek who loves all things retro-inspired.

Recent Posts

FMCSA Withdraws Sleep Apnea Final Rule

August 08, 2017

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has withdrawn their final rulemaking on obstructive sleep apnea, reflecting a recent change in the Department of Transportation's (DOT) priorities. 

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Webinar Recap: AOBRDs? I Thought I needed an ELD?

July 25, 2017

Did you know that automatic onboard recording devices (AOBRDs) are compliant with the ELD mandate? Learn more about AOBRDs and why fleets should transition to them first by watching a recording of our recent webinar, AOBRDs? I Thought I Needed An ELD? 

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Study Recommends Changes to FMCSA's SMS

July 06, 2017

Changes could be coming to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Adminstration's (FMCSA) Compliance, Safety, and Accountability (CSA) program. A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine suggests that areas of the Safety Measurement System (SMS) could use improvement!

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Webinar Recap: Gearing Up For The ELD Mandate

June 26, 2017

The ELD mandate is fast approaching! Is your fleet ready to make the transition from paper logs to electronic logging devices? Find out what you need to know about the ELD mandate, ELDs, and more by watching a recording of our recent webinar, Gearing Up for the ELD Mandate

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FMCSA To Launch Study Into Split Sleeper Berth Time

June 13, 2017

Sleeper berth rules could be changing in the future. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA) is launching a pilot program to allow partcipating drivers more flexbility in how they use the sleeper berth provision. Read more to find out what they plan to study and how the results could affect your drivers. 

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Webinar Recap: Minimizing Risks, Maximizing Efficiencies with ELDs

May 25, 2017

Electronic logging devices (ELDs) do more than just record your driver's hours-of-service (HOS). They also help improve your fleet's operational efficiency while reducing the risk of fines and violations. Learn more by watching a recording of our recent webinar, Minimizing Risks, Maximizing Efficiencies with ELDs

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Electronic Logging Devices For Intrastate Drivers?

May 11, 2017

First Texas, and now Florida! States are starting to mandate electronic logging devices for intrastate drivers. What does this mean for drivers who qualify for an exemption from the FMCSA's ELD mandate? And could other states require ELDs in the future? 

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Webinar Recap: Creating a Culture of Compliance and Safety With ELDs

April 27, 2017

Looking to improve your fleet's compliance with hours-of-service (HOS) regulations? Find out how electronic logging devices (ELDs) can help improve your fleet's safety score by watching a recording of our webinar, Creating a Culture of Compliance and Safety with ELDs

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Tips For Improving Hours-Of-Service Compliance

April 11, 2017

A driver's compliance with hours-of-service (HOS) regulations can affect your fleet's Compliance Safety Accountability (CSA) score and insurance premiums. Improve your fleet's safety score by helping your drivers' improve their HOS compliance with these useful tips. 

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AOBRDs vs ELDs

April 03, 2017

Most fleets and drivers don't know that the use of automatic onboard recording devices (AOBRDs) have been grandfathered under the ELD mandate. Fleets using them now can continue to use AOBRDs until December 16, 2019 before transitioning to an electronic logging device (ELD). Learn more about AOBRDs and why should fleets get them before the mandate deadline.  

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