Megan Saunders

Megan is a Digital Marketing Specialist at BigRoad. She loves bugs, birds, and beer.
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Get Ready! 2017 International Roadcheck

April 19, 2017

Get Ready!

This year's International Roadcheck will take place June 6-8, 2017. Entering its 30th year, International Roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement program of commercial motor vehicles in the world! According to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), there will be a special focus on cargo securement during roadside inspections. What do you need to know and how can you prepare to pass an inspection? Check out our cargo securement tips!

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A Trucker's Best Friend

April 05, 2017

When you're out on the road for long stretches of time – away from home and family – trucking can be an exhausting and lonely job. Many truckers cope by bringing a furry friend along for the ride. In fact, more than 60% of OTR drivers own pets, while 40% take their pets on runs. Truckers with pets say that they are happier, healthier and better drivers because of their companions. How could a pet benefit you?

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Driving Posture: How to Steer Clear of Injury

March 21, 2017

As any driver, especially OTR truckers, knows – how your rear end meets your seat for long periods of time can make all the difference. A good fit is a joy, a bad fit means constant pain. Proper seat positioning can save you from having back issues like sciatica, muscle degeneration, even heart disease. So what does healthy driving posture looks like?

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The Electronic Logbook that Drivers Love

February 22, 2017

Anyone can say they’re the #1 rated ELD or the industry leading eLog but if 2016 taught us anything, don’t believe everything you read! At BigRoad, we’re proud of our easy-to-use (and free!) electronic logging app that was built with drivers in mind.

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Trucker Valentine's on the Big Road

February 14, 2017

Without Valentine's Day, February would be... well, January. If your trucking career has pulled you away from your Valentine and loved ones, don’t worry! BigRoad’s got your back. We’re spreading the sweetness to keep bitterness at bay with Trucker Valentine’s!

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Resolutions to Rock 2017

January 04, 2017

2016 is a wrap! It was a challenging yet newsworthy year that, for many, won't be remembered fondly. In what’s sure to be another winding road ahead for the trucking industry, what will 2017 bring? Set some resolutions to put yourself in the driver’s seat and rock your year!

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BigRoad's Top 10 of 2016!

December 29, 2016

The trucking industry saw a huge year in 2016! Headlines were made as autonomous trucks inched toward reality (while delivering beer no less). The electronic logging device (ELD mandate) and its aftermath saw court challenges and confusion as we head into 2017.

Below, as determined by our BigRoad Blog readers, here are the top 10 most-read stories of 2016:

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Who's the Most Famous Driver of All?

December 22, 2016

If Santa didn’t have his own private sleigh to fly, he'd be a trucker! This holiday season, let’s thank the truck drivers out there. They work hard, all hours of the day, away from their families, to give us a merry Christmas.

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Are You Winter Ready?

December 13, 2016

If you’re not winter ready yet, what are you waiting for? Trust me – don’t wait until the last minute. A recent snow storm at BigRoad HQ caught your trusty blogger off guard and...stuck. It wasn't pretty! A lot can change in 24-hours – from icy roads to blinding blizzards. Make sure your prepared with our winter trucker's checklist!

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FMCSA Publishes Final Ruling on Drug Testing Database

December 02, 2016

The final clearinghouse rule that will establish a DOT database of drivers who have failed or refused a drug test has just been published by the FMCSA in the Federal Register. The ruling goes into effect on January 4, 2017, with a compliance date of January 2020. 

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