BigRoad's Top 10 of 2016!

December 29, 2016

The trucking industry saw a huge year in 2016! Headlines were made as autonomous trucks inched toward reality (while delivering beer no less). The electronic logging device (ELD mandate) and its aftermath saw court challenges and confusion as we head into 2017.

Below, as determined by our BigRoad Blog readers, here are the top 10 most-read stories of 2016:

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Who's the Most Famous Driver of All?

December 22, 2016

If Santa didn’t have his own private sleigh to fly, he'd be a trucker! This holiday season, let’s thank the truck drivers out there. They work hard, all hours of the day, away from their families, to give us a merry Christmas.

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All I Want for Christmas is an ELD

December 20, 2016

Electronic logging devices (ELDs) are more than just a government mandated piece of equipment. They offer a lot of benefits that’ll make your life easier! Give the gift that just keeps giving this Christmas….an ELD!

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Webinar Recap: ELDs: 1 Year Down, 1 To Go!

December 15, 2016

It's hard to believe that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's electronic logging device (ELD) mandate was published one year ago tomorrow! Now you've got one year to make sure you're running in compliance with the new rules and regulations!

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Are You Winter Ready?

December 13, 2016

If you’re not winter ready yet, what are you waiting for? Trust me – don’t wait until the last minute. A recent snow storm at BigRoad HQ caught your trusty blogger off guard and...stuck. It wasn't pretty! A lot can change in 24-hours – from icy roads to blinding blizzards. Make sure your prepared with our winter trucker's checklist!

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Webinar Recap: CSA. SMS. BASICS. Oh My!

December 08, 2016

Have questions about the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program? Check our a recap of our CSA. SMS. BASICS. Oh My! webinar from earlier this week for the answers!

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Gifts for the Trucker on Your List

December 06, 2016

Don’t know what to buy the trucker in your life? You’re not alone! Truckers can be a pretty hard group of people to buy for. With Christmas just a couple weeks away, the BigRoad team has pulled together a list of the must-have gifts for truckers to help make your Christmas shopping a little easier! 

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FMCSA Publishes Final Ruling on Drug Testing Database

December 02, 2016

The final clearinghouse rule that will establish a DOT database of drivers who have failed or refused a drug test has just been published by the FMCSA in the Federal Register. The ruling goes into effect on January 4, 2017, with a compliance date of January 2020. 

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Hauling for the Holidays

November 30, 2016

Santa’s on his way! Retail companies are putting the pedal to the metal to keep pace with record-high online shopping for the holidays.

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Webinar Recap: Transitioning to ELDs

November 24, 2016

The majority of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers in the U.S. need to transition to electronic logging devices (ELDs) by December 18, 2017. With the deadline just over one year away, it's time to start researching your options and planning how you're going to transition from paper or electronic logs to electronic logging devices.

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