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Compliance Acronym Insanity: IANA supports ATA's FMCSA HOS Suit

August 01, 2012

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CNN reports truck driver shortage - 1M drivers needed each year!

July 30, 2012

The video below details the issue of the truck driver shortage in the US.  We can all agree that there is definitely an issue attracting young drivers due to the gap years between high school graduation and when you can apply for your CDL at 21 yrs of age, and the high cost of training ($4k-$6k+).  However, we also have to look at the quality of driving jobs that are being offered, and the ability to make a decent day's pay being a truck driver, as a core issue.

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CSA - Fleet compliance nightmare?

July 30, 2012

Both large and small carriers agree that the CSA rating system is flawed.  Increasingly shippers and brokers are indicating that they also cannot use the rating system to effectively qualify carriers.  So who wins in this system- other than the administrators of the program, the lawyers paid to defend them from upset carriers, and carriers lucky enough to avoid a negative rating (so far.....)?

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CSA fleet compliance ratings system unfair to small truckers

July 27, 2012

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Common sense trucking compliance - MD offers electronic permits

July 27, 2012

With a real nod to common sense fleet compliance and smartphone trucker apps , Maryland Motor Carrier Division started its Electronic Permitting Program, on July 1, 2012, which  allows customers to display permits and attachments on an electronic device (ie smartphones, iPads, laptops etc). 

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Smartphone trucker apps easily adopted by younger truck drivers

July 26, 2012

We see more and more young drivers enthusiastically adopting smartphone trucking apps (like BigRoad) because they are so comfortable with the technology, and are at ease with features such as text messaging, electronic daily driver logs and document capture using the camera etc.

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ATA Challenges HOS Changes that makes Fleet Compliance Tougher

July 25, 2012

 

The ATA shows some common sense as it challenges yet another driver daily logbook change that makes fleet compliance tougher.

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Trucking Compliance: Congressman Vows to Battle EOBR Mandate

July 23, 2012

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Truck driver scenery -20,000 Miles OTR Trucking in 6 minutes

July 20, 2012

This is a good video - with a nice soundtrack of what a truck driver gets to see on a daily basis.  More scenery across the USA in a trip than most people get to see in a lifetime.

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BigRoad Customer Success Story - Trafalgar Supply Company

July 18, 2012

This is the first in a series of BigRoad customer stories about how trucking companies are utilizing some of the key features in BigRoad. We will introduce you to a handful of customers in the coming weeks and do periodic updates of how their life on the Big Road is changing with the help of our apps.

Interview with James Neely, Owner Trafalgar Supply Company

One of the first trucking firms that worked with BigRoad in developing our product is Trafalgar Supply based in Woodstock, Ont. Owner James Neely sees the potential to improve his operation by equipping his drivers with the BigRoad mobile app and having dispatchers use the web app to manage load assignments.
“BigRoad definitely has the ability to change the way we do business,” says Neely. “BigRoad products are something we utilize to a) keep our customers happier and b) keep our drivers rolling."

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