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'Lose-it' on the BigRoad: Weight Loss app for truck drivers

September 15, 2012

BigRoad is always on the lookout for good apps that help improve life on the road for truckers.  We added in a great free app called 'Lose-it' into the BigRoad 'app launcher' in the latest release.  We've had overwhelming support from truck drivers out on the road, and I am quite amazed at the statistics I am seeing regarding usage from within the BigRoad app.  I have been using it myself for the last little while and it is quite revealing (sometimes too much perhaps....) regarding the calories going into my yap.  The snacks and drinks can really add up.....

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BJ Bear - BigRoad Customer Success Story

September 11, 2012

Another BigRoad customer success story in our series - BJ Bear....

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Bruce Richards PMTC article about BigRoad

September 11, 2012

Bruce Richards, President of the Private Motor Truck Council (PMTC) is published in December's Truck West magazine commenting on BigRoad's recent financing announcement and the traction of our application with small trucking fleets.  He's right, we ARE providing a cost effective solution for small fleet operators, that their drivers want to use, and growing the subscriber base like crazy! 

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Volvo Trucks Ballerina Stunt Video - Slackliner

September 11, 2012

I am not sure what the point of the stunt is - to prove Volvo trucks can drive straight, I guess?? - but it is an incredible act of courage for the girl on the slackline!  Kinda like the balancing act truckers and fleet owners make every day to keep the trucks running full and safe as regulations keep building up?

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Truckin' Ed Blog Post - The Impact of EOBR's

August 30, 2012

A good post by Truckin' Ed that highlights the need for independent operators and small fleet operators to join organizations such as OOIDA and NASTC to stand up against the impending EOBR mandate and force the lawmakers to realize that the industry is not made up of a bunch of lawless, over-tired, under-educated, unmotivated lunks that will accept whatever big government and their lobbyists dream up!  There is a better way to get safer as an industry that are actually practical, low cost and easy to implement.

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Trimble acquires TMW - FMCSA rejoices - EOBR's for all!

August 28, 2012

It seems that the more the FMCSA pushes the 'heavy hardware' EOBR mandate and electronic driver logs, the fatter the top technology guys are getting through acquisitions.  I can imagine the executives of Trimble wringing their hands and salivating over the prospects of a universal EOBR mandate for all commercial vehicles, as recommended by the FMCSA and Map-21 initiative.  

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The 3 Big Benefits of Mobile Trucker Apps

August 22, 2012

Mobile technology is irrevocably changing the way we do business. It was early in 2011 that smartphone and tablet shipments first surpassed those of PCs – a powerful signifier that consumer tastes had shifted in favor of devices that were small, light and portable.

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25 Reasons Why Trucking is Better Than it Used to Be

August 15, 2012

I like this compilation by David Henry, but he forgot to include the joys of using his BigRoad app to keep his log paperwork straight...........

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Top Driver and Fleet Benefits of Electronic Logs

August 14, 2012

BigRoad’s HOS solution aids both fleet managers and their drivers. Here are a few reasons how.

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Driver Shortage - FMCSA and CSA to blame?

August 08, 2012

Although I find some of the driver turnover numbers in this article hard to believe.. especially the small carrier numbers...but we know the driver shortage is a reality.
A worsening shortage of truck drivers is pushing up freight rates and delaying some deliveries, defying the weak economy, high unemployment and falling gasoline prices.
"It's getting harder to get drivers," says Mike Card, president of Combined Transport of Central Point, Ore., and incoming chairman of the American Trucking Associations. "I could hire 50 guys right now." He now employs 393 drivers.

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