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Good News for Cross-Border Truckers/Travellers!

April 03, 2013

For those of you who cross the US-Canada border on a regular basis, good news! Transport Canada announced yesterday that there would be $80 million in border upgrades.

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Sudden shift toward the use of e-logs

April 02, 2013

Below is an article that discusses the growing trend of E-logs. With the federal mandate looming, more people are doing away with paper and switching to electronic logs. Here at BigRoad, we understand that some people are not as comfortable making the switch, or that they feel that they are not as tech savvy, so we have designed our E-log app to be as easy to use as possible. The article also highlights some the of e-log benefits to the driver and owner such as cost and convenience. 

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What your caffeine addiction can do for you & your CSA score!

April 01, 2013

How do you get your caffeine fix? Coffee? Energy drinks? Looks like you should try and get a dose of caffeine anyway you can, just try and stick to the healthier methods..

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Can you pass the salt? (trucker friendly) sodium calculator!

March 28, 2013

Ok, we all love salt, whether it be in the form of chips, popcorn, bread, etc... So here are the stats:

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Would you like a side salad with that? BigRoad Lose-it App!

March 28, 2013

The expression "would you like fries with that?" may soon become a thing of the past. Apparently at restaurants like Wendy's, not all fast-food is bad. Overdriveonline.com published an article discussing "good choices" for meals while on the road. With the increase in demand for healthier fast-food options, Wendy's has been trying to keep up with its competitors by creating some alternatives to the greasy, salt-covered fries. There are definitely some great options for when you are looking for something light, just not sure if it's worth it when paired with a Baconator...

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Which is more of a threat on the highway.. Trucks or Cars?!

March 27, 2013

CCJ Digital posted this really interesting infographic on its website. Good news for truckers! The stats show that trucks are less of a threat on the road as compared to cars.

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What your truck color says about you!!

March 27, 2013

In the article "What does your truck color say about you?" written by Carolyn Magner on overdriveonline.com, you can take a new sort of personality test. This one is based on the meaning of colors and how it applies to your personality and the truck that you own/drive. Whether you believe it to be true or not, check out this list of colors and their meaning (as found in the article). Enjoy!

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Is it all about being wireless? Trucker apps made easy

March 26, 2013

Does being a successful business, business owner or employee depend on one's ability to adapt to changing technology? According to this blogger, it looks like it. There is no question that being tech-savvy is becoming a resume requirement, but is it also becoming a requirement for the survival of a small business? According to Sean Kilcarr's blog titled "Wireless is starting to rule the world," 98% of small business operations use some form of technology. In today's business world, this stat may not seem surprising, but just think, it was only 10 years ago that Blackberry's first smartphone was released. It's hard to even remember a world without smartphone technology let alone having your email constantly at your fingertips. 

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AND THE WINNER IS..............

March 25, 2013

BigRoad would like to congratulate our major prize winners:

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Are small fleets being unfairly targeted?

March 19, 2013

The following article written by Tod Dills (March 14, 2013), outlines major issues with regards to how independent owners are being unfairly targeted. According to the article, independent owners' trucks are 4 times more likely to get inspected than carriers with more than 500 trucks. Not only that, "the likelihood of being placed out of service is three and a half times as great for independent drivers - and almost twice as likely for their vehicles - compared to those of the biggest fleets," (Dills).

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