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!
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.
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.
Fri, Oct 30, 2015
Thu, Oct 22, 2015
On Saturday October 17, BigRoad attended the Truck Convoy in Paris, Ontario which is a two-day event benefitting the Special Olympics. It was such a great event! We met a lot of different people - drivers, volunteers, families and even representatives from the Special Olympics organization itself.
Tue, Oct 13, 2015
Tue, Apr 21, 2015
One of the hottest issues facing the transportation industry today is the lack of young drivers entering the profession. This, combined with an aging workforce, has led to a driver shortage that could cripple the industry and it shows no signs of letting up any time soon.
In the last couple of decades, we have seen that truckers are, on average, getting older. The average age of a truck driver is higher than other industries with a disproportionate number of drivers falling between the ages of 45-64.