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Are You Regulated?

Posted by Alicia Bedard

    Mon, Jan 16, 2017

Regulations can get pretty confusing. It’s hard to know what applies to you. This is especially true for passenger-carrying drivers and fleets. The Federal Motor Carrier Administration (FMCSA) has stepped in to provide some help!

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ELD Mandate Upheld

Posted by Alicia Bedard

    Mon, Oct 31, 2016

 
The electronic logging device (ELD) mandate has been upheld in court - this means that the December 18, 2017 compliance deadline date remains in effect for the majority of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers in the U.S.

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Rule Changes to Help Veterans

Posted by Alicia Bedard

    Fri, Oct 14, 2016

 Earlier this week the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a final rule changing commercial driver’s license (CDL) regulations to make it easier for military service members to obtain jobs in the trucking industry.

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Transporting Race Cars Across the U.S.

Posted by Alicia Bedard

    Fri, Aug 12, 2016

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!

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ELD Update for Canadians

Posted by Alicia Bedard

    Tue, Aug 09, 2016

Transport Canada made a major announcement about mandating electronic logging devices (ELDs) in Canada last week - did you miss it?

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Why Aren't More ELDs on the Registered List?

Posted by Alicia Bedard

    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!

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Inspection Levels Explained

Posted by Alicia Bedard

    Tue, Jul 12, 2016

Over 4 million commercial motor vehicle (CMV) inspections are conducted annually in North America. We all know what an inspection is (some of us know this better than others). But...do you know what’s actually involved in the each of the seven different inspection levels? Find out!

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CSA Rankings - How Do They Decide Where You Rank?

Posted by Alicia Bedard

    Fri, Jul 08, 2016

We all know about the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's safety compliance and enforcement program (CSA). But...do you know what's involved in the ranking process? A lot of people don't! We've broken it down for you so you can keep an eye on your score and achieve your CSA goals. 

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That Violation Is Going to Cost Me How Much?

Posted by Matt Tonkin

    Wed, Jun 29, 2016



On Monday, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment of 2015 interim final rule (IFR) to the Federal Register. So? You might be in for a surprise next time you get pulled over - many fines for federal safety regulation violations have increased...a couple have decreased too!

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Getting Back to BASICs

Posted by Alicia Bedard

    Thu, Mar 17, 2016

We’ve received a lot of questions from the BigRoad community about CSA scores. With numerous changes resulting from the FAST Act, CSA scores have become top-of-mind once again, for everyone in the industry, from drivers to fleet owners. The most common question we get is: how do I improve my CSA score? Start by getting back to BASICs!

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