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Truck News/Fleet Executive - BigRoad is Connecting the Little Guys

November 20, 2012

Truck News Article about BigRoad in the Oct 2012 issue:

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Driver Pain Point: Hurry Up and Wait - Detention Time Misery

November 20, 2012

We hear from drivers all the time about the amount of wasted time spent in shipper facilities waiting for loads or simply being “shelved” until the shipper is ready to move. Too often, drivers are powerless to enforce penalties or trigger action because they lack credible source of proof of when they were forecasted to arrive and when they actually did.

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BigRoad Saves You Money: Better decisions with fleet tracking in real time

November 19, 2012

 

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Veteran drivers embrace e-logs to eliminate Form and Manner issues

November 11, 2012

Who says "old dogs can't teach new tricks": Kenny Barstow - NASTC Truck Driver of the Year

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BigRoad Saves You Money: Save Time & Hassle with Electronic Driver Logs

November 02, 2012

 

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BigRoad Saves You Money: Are your drivers still sending costly faxes?

November 01, 2012

 

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BigRoad Saves You Money: Stop paying HOS audit fees and fines

October 31, 2012

 

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Electronic driver logs: compliance should be easy

October 28, 2012

If you're like me and like to have technology at your fingertips, without the sometimes confusing rhetoric, then keep reading. Driver logs (Hours of Service Logs), administered by the Federal Agency FMCSA - (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) are required for every commercial truck driver in the USA that goes beyond 100 air miles of their home base. However, today, approximately 98% of drivers complete their driver logs with paper, which for many is quite daunting to complete, since they take more time. It is especially more difficult and time-consuming for new drivers, requiring complex hours calculations and multiple entry fields that are prone to error.  In fact, industry experts indicate that over 70% of roadside inspection fines are related to 'form and manner' errors.  The average roadside fine for a driver can range from $500-$2,000, along with being put Out of Service, and unable to drive. Ouch! 

However, with the proliferation of smart phones available to drivers today, it is becoming much easier to remove the burden of paper logs and replace them with electronic logs. New technology entrants to the market such as BigRoad offer easy to use electronic driver logs that are compliant to the FMCSA regulations. For those who are concerned with cost, no need to worry: they are also FREE for drivers to download from Google Play Store onto any Android device. Even drivers that are skeptical about technology are recognizing that they can easily adopt electronic logs, helping them run safer and more compliant, while removing hassles and headaches of paper logs.  

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Detention time is elephant in room: Shipper/Carrier Collaboration key

October 19, 2012

A recent article in FleetOwner magazine (see link below) highlights the benefits of Shipper & Carrier collaboration and the potential for cost savings.  Having both parties on the same page with regard to the macro issues affecting the transportation industry is a critical first step.  The article mentions driver shortages, rising fuel costs and increased FMCSA regulations as top of mind issues.  The elephant in the room that also needs to be addressed and improved is unnecessary wait and detention times at shipper locations.  This issue is particularly relevant for small carriers that often don't have the technology, manpower or size to influence large shippers to make the necessary changes to reduce detention times.

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Smartphone Adoption & Trucker App Usage is Exploding!

October 12, 2012

recent survey conducted by driver performance management firm GreenRoad found that 76% of fleet managers across a variety of transportation operations report that they use a smartphone as part of their job, with 67% noting that most or all of their drivers use smart phones as work tools as well.

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