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Calculating the cost of non-compliance to FMCSA regs: $30.7M

December 18, 2012

Among commercial motor carriers, safety regulations can be a controversial  topic. Whether it’s an EOBR mandate or a CSA rating system that is flawed, you’ll  always have vigorous debate on the right way to go. One topic where you’ll find little disagreement is the high cost of non-compliance.

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Fuel Efficiency Survey: Highway Speed Reduction & Fleet Tracking Key

December 17, 2012

A survey of over 65 motor carriers provides insight on the return on investment (ROI) fleets are experiencing from implementing fuel-efficiency initiatives including the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay program.  Getting drivers involved in the solution with better training and reducing highway speeds not only makes for happier, safer drivers, but less fines and better CSA scores.  GPS fleet tracking and less paperwork with trucking apps like BigRoad can also dramatically improve life on the road.

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Small Fleets Should Focus On The Driver - as HOS rules tighten

December 14, 2012

When faced with CSA, probable changes in Hours of Service rules, mandated use of electronic on-board recorders (EOBRs) and more, David Owen of NASTC suggests small fleets do what they do better than the big guys: “finding, hiring and retaining drivers.” 


“This part of trucking is the only advantage that smaller companies have over the larger ones,” points out Owen, president of the National Association of Small Trucking Companies or NASTC.

Behind the avalanche of regulations is the premise that the American truck driver is not able to make good decisions on his own, so the “safety people,” the government and the “technocrats” who are convinced technology solves all, are out to create a robot by telling the driver where to drive, when to rest and sleep, what lanes to drive in, how fast to go, where to fuel and more, Owen maintains.

“The government and big companies are moving diametrically in the wrong direction by micro-managing and dehumanizing the driver, taking away his confidence by [speed] governors, black boxes, EOBRs and Draconian HOS rules,” says Owen.

He says a small company can offer the driver the type of close-knit culture where if he has a problem he cannot only talk to the dispatcher, he can talk to the company owner.

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BigRoad gets some press in TheTrucker.com magazine

December 14, 2012

TheTrucker has just included a nice article about BigRoad in the Dec 1-14 edition.  We always like good press in quality magazines to spread the word.....

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NASTC - great for all small trucking fleets!

December 11, 2012

There is a good article in 10-4 Magazine by Kim Grimm about NASTC (National Association of Small trucking Companies) and the positive benefits small trucking fleet operators get through membership.  I attended their annual convention recently and was struck by how truly committed David Owen and his staff are to improving the operating success of their member fleets, and choosing vendors that are just as committed to this same cause.

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Trucking is, without a doubt, a skilled profession and should be recognized as such.

December 06, 2012

Stop Passing the Buck on Training

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Electronic Driver Logs that Drivers Want to Use - from a driver

December 05, 2012

From driver Scott Z, submitted to BigRoad.

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BigRoad Saves You Money: Eliminate DOT Log form and manner errors

November 23, 2012

Eliminate form and manner errors in driver logs

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BigRoad Saves You Money: Reduce Empty & Out of Route Miles

November 22, 2012


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BigRoad Saves you Money: Eliminate Redundant Trucker Hardware

November 21, 2012

 

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