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!
Thu, Dec 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:
Thu, Dec 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.
Tue, Dec 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!
Fri, Dec 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.
Wed, Nov 30, 2016
Santa’s on his way! Retail companies are putting the pedal to the metal to keep pace with record-high online shopping for the holidays.
Tue, Nov 15, 2016
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has just released results from the annual Brake Safety Week, held in September, as part of their Operation Airbrake program.
Dedicated to improving commercial vehicle brake safety, the national blitz saw a total of 18,385 inspections conducted, and more than 5,000 trucks placed out-of-service (OOS)!
Thu, Nov 10, 2016
Hours-of-service (HOS) rules can be complicated! As new rules are constantly being added and old rules are changed, keeping up-to-date on which rules apply to you can be a full-time job! We recently hosted a webinar to help you better understand the rules and how they impact your impact the day-to-day operations.