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New HOS Rules - are electronic logs the answer?

It now looks like the FMCSA is not going to delay the proposed July 1, 2013 implementation of the new HOS rules after all.  Even though the new rules will cost the industry a ...
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Trucking Myth Busters - good article by Team RunSmart

It can be hard to separate the truck stop rumors or myths from the facts. As an owner-operator, one of your biggest concerns is revenue. Since most owner-operators are paid on a ...
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Professional Appearance for Truck Drivers: does it affect CSA Scores?

I’m sure you’ve heard it said that first impressions are the most important. People make immediate judgments about a person’s ability, knowledge, attention to detail, etc, ...
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7 ways to cut your fleet insurance costs - protect your CSA scores

After a truck payment, insurance is often the biggest fixed cost for owner-operators. Whether you’re leased or running under your own authority, there’s plenty you can do to ...
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Do you Know your PSP Score, CSA Scores? You Should!

This is the first article in a good series by Todd Dills of OverDrive Online describing PSP (Pre-employment Screening Program) and other data collection techniques by FMCSA ...
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CSA Scores a Competitive Weapon for small fleets?

A good article was published in the Truck News Blogs by James Menzies regarding CSA as a competitive weapon. More of the smaller companies and O/O's will need to establish their ...
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Trucks waste $27B/year due to congestion - fleet tracking can help

Many fleets are finding that real time tracking with traffic alerts for drivers and dispatchers can help reduce getting caught in traffic. Though traffic congestion in U.S. ...
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Did You Know?…Interesting Trucking Facts

Think you know everything about the trucking industry?  Below are some interesting facts you may not have known; from the history of the first tractor trailer to interesting ...
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The smell of an EOBR by any other name - ATA softening stance?

I think Todd Dills of OverDrive Online is accurate when he says it appears that the ATA's Bill Graves is softening his stance on EOBR's - referring instead to 'Electronic ...
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Weigh Scale Pre Clear app integrated in BigRoad Android elog app

BigRoad is excited to include a link to enable weighscale bypass or preclear in our free trucker app.  Too much time is spent in 'chicken coops' across the nation and this app ...
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