When you think about racing, what comes to mind? You're probably picturing a NASCAR driving around an asphalt oval track. Did you stop to think about how the car got to the track? I never really did - until I drove from Ontario to Rossburg, Ohio for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Kings Royal. There are a lot of truckers behind making racing events like this possible!
Tue, Aug 09, 2016
Transport Canada made a major announcement about mandating electronic logging devices (ELDs) in Canada last week - did you miss it?
Fri, Aug 05, 2016
Why aren’t more electronic logging device (ELD) providers on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Registered ELD list? We're getting asked this question on a daily basis at BigRoad. This is often followed by, why isn’t BigRoad on the list yet? The truth is - no one should really be on it...yet!
Thu, May 05, 2016
Every month we're running a poll to gain and share insight on various topics within the transportation industry. Simply share your opinion and you'll be entered into a draw to win a BigRoad On The Road Prize Pack! Poll results and winners are announced at the end of each month. Our May Poll is now posted. Submit your answers for a chance to win!
Thu, Apr 21, 2016
The BigRoad team spent last week in Mississauga, Ontario for Truck World 2016 - Canada's National Truck Show! Known as the meeting place for Canadian trucking, transportation, supply chain, distribution, and logistics, Truck World brought together thousands of trucking enthusiasts...and BigRoad was excited to be part of the action!
Thu, Apr 07, 2016
The BigRoad team has just returned home after a week in Louisville, Kentucky for the annual Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS). MATS is the largest heavy-duty industry event in the world, attracting over 70,000 attendees and 1,000+ exhibitors.
Fri, Apr 01, 2016
Each month we'll be running a poll to gain insight into hot topics within the transportation industry. Simply share your opinion on the matter for a chance to win a BigRoad On The Road Prize Pack! Poll results and winners are announced at the end of each month. Our April Poll is now posted. Submit your answers for a chance to win!
Thu, Feb 18, 2016
The main goal of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is to prevent crashes, injuries, and fatalities related to commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) operating in the United States. In December 2010, the FMCSA launched the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program. This data-driven safety and compliance enforcement program was designed to improve safety while preventing accidents involving CMVs.
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.
Tue, Dec 29, 2015
As of Dec. 16, 2015 the ELD mandate has been published. The mandate gives an enforcement date of Dec. 18, 2015 meaning that within 2 years all commercial vehicles that do no meet an exemption will be required to use an ELD. BigRoad co-founder and CEO Terry Frey sat down to help guide trucking companies on how best to make the transition to ELDs.