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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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GPS Tracking Camels in Ethiopia with BigRoad

July 16, 2012

I bet you thought tracking trucks and drivers was fun enough - how about when your delivering camels - In Ethiopia!

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EOBR FAQ's published by FMCSA - smartphones much better option

July 15, 2012

 

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2012 Truck Fleet Graphics Award Winners - Amazing shots

July 13, 2012

Have a look at these amazing fleet vehicle graphics

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Beer Truck Breaks in Half - it's Summer time in Canada!!!

July 13, 2012

A trailer loaded with beer broke in half in the parking lot of The Beer Store on King Street in Kitchener, Monday afternoon.

You know it's summer in Canada when beer trucks are breaking in half!

Cheers


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Why Paper Truck Driver Logs Suck

July 13, 2012

See the sample log sent in by one of our favorite BigRoad drivers, BC driver David Sanborn (PavementPilot).

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4 Myths about truckers and truck driving - video

July 12, 2012

I found this video describing the truth and myths about The American Trucker. Truck drivers are often stereotyped improperly. This video trys to debunk the myths that surround the trucking industry and it's drivers. Let us know if you agree!

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Qualcomm Developing App for Smart Phones, Tablets: but BigRoad already does.....

July 12, 2012

It appears that Qualcomm is a bit desperate to be relevant.... pre-announcing smart phone apps in this article that appears in the June 11 print edition of Transport Topics. Click here to subscribe today.

SAN DIEGO — Qualcomm currently is developing an application for Android smart phones and tablets, a company official announced June 5 at Qualcomm’s Vision 2012 Management Conference here.

The product will enable truck drivers to access Qualcomm applications such as hours of service and critical event reporting on their smart phones and tablets, said Greg Frost, director of product management at Qualcomm Enterprise Services.

A driver’s mobile device would connect with a small black box mounted in the cab of the truck, he said. That mobile device would then serve as the display screen for Qualcomm applications, as opposed to installing one of the company’s on-board computers, such as the MCP200 or MCP50.

The product based on smart phones and tablets would be ideal for carriers that “want to take advantage of mobile communications but want to get in at a very low price,” Frost said.

At launch, Qualcomm probably will offer HOS and CER for the product and expand the service offerings from there, he said.

Norman Ellis, Qualcomm Enterprise Services’ vice president of sales, services and marketing, said his company is looking to tap into the growing smart-phone market with more and more drivers now carrying the devices in their pockets for personal use.

“You watch the adoption of smart phones in this country and the predictions of that adoption going forward — it’s incredible,” Ellis told Transport Topics. “A lot of people who are buying those phones are drivers.”

Qualcomm has not yet announced a time frame for the product’s release.

After rolling out the Android product, Qualcomm may also develop versions for iOS and Windows eventually, Ellis said

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