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Canada to Adopt ELDs

Posted by Aleksandra Kulik

    Tue, Feb 16, 2016

Transport Canada announced yesterday that Canada will follow the US mandate and require the use of ELDs for tracking driver hours. This decision was made after years of review and found that it will improve safety, eliminate fraud, and significantly reduce paperwork.

Although minimal details have been released, Transport Canada stated they will align with the FMCSA’s December 2017 timeline. It is unknown if the same criteria will be used for what is considered an ELD or if there will similar exemptions, or any at all.

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On The Road Again - UMA and Mid-West Truck & Trailer Show Recap

Posted by Alicia Bedard

    Thu, Feb 11, 2016

It’s been a very busy month for the BigRoad team...and we’re only two weeks in! We’ve spent the first week of February travelling - meeting with prospects, customers, and attending a number of tradeshows including UMA EXPO 2016 and the Mid-West Truck & Trailer Show. 

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How a Driver Can Lead the Way for Better Fleet Management with eLogs

Posted by Aleksandra Kulik

    Tue, Feb 09, 2016

Jack Darden has been driving for years. Based in Richmond, Virginia, he was sick of paper logs and wanted to find a better electronic solution. What he didn’t realize initially, was that not only would he be changing how he logged for himself, but helping out his fellow drivers and improving the fleet management for his supervisor and the company.

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How to Winterize Your Truck

Posted by Aleksandra Kulik

    Tue, Jan 26, 2016

This past weekend, Winter Storm Jonas dumped a lot of snow, upwards of 30 inches in some states. It has wreaked havoc for residents, schools, and businesses, including trucking. Driving in these conditions can be extremely dangerous, if not impossible.

Six states issued hours-of-service waivers for emergency loads in wake of the storm. They are Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Roads were so bad over the weekend that there were drivers who’d been stuck on the PA turnpike for over 16 hours!

Winter is unavoidable for many of us. In trucking, it’s very important to be safe and prepared during the winter season, because a lot can change in 24 hours. Here are our tips on winterizing your truck and being ready with whatever nature throws at you.

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I’ll Quit Before I Use eLogs!

Posted by Aleksandra Kulik

    Tue, Jan 12, 2016

That was the exact statement Paul Kirkland, a driver of 23 years, told his supervisor. You may recognize Paul from his facebook profile, featuring trucking videos and all things rodeo. Several months ago, he found out his new company, Acadiana Energy, exclusively use electronic logs (eLogs) and have been for the past couple years.

As a long time paper log user, he was not interested in the least to switch over to this new electronic format.

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Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Drivers

Posted by Aleksandra Kulik

    Fri, Jan 08, 2016

At the start of every year, people make New Year’s resolutions to improve themselves or their lives. Usually they don’t really pan out for the whole year - just look at the drop off of people going to the gym after February. But I say stick to it! If you do it long enough, it will be routine and you’ll be happier in the long run.

Here are BigRoad’s Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Drivers in 2016.

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The Case of the Lost eLogs

Posted by Ingrid Brown

    Fri, Dec 18, 2015

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You never think it’s going to happen to you. Ever. But then it does. You can do everything in your power to use what you think is the right technology to support your job. And then it fails you.

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Best Practices for Fleet Management - How to Maximize BigRoad’s Web App

Posted by Aleksandra Kulik

    Wed, Dec 16, 2015

Last week, we hosted a webinar about managing your fleet or yourself as a single driver using the BigRoad web app. It was the second instalment of a two-part webinar series to show users how to effectively use both the mobile and web apps. If you missed the first instalment on the mobile app, it can be viewed here on our blog.

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Tell Us Your Story: David Schenfelt of West Chester, PA

Posted by Aleksandra Kulik

    Tue, Oct 13, 2015

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BigRoad Review: Zello Walkie-Talkie App

Posted by Stuart Wood

    Thu, Aug 13, 2015

Phone calls are not always the most convenient way to talk when you need to communicate with more than one person. A great way around this is with Zello, an app that makes your mobile device work like a walkie-talkie.

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