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International Roadcheck 2018

April 09, 2018


It’s that time of year again! The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has announced the details of their annual International Roadcheck program. The program is announced months in advance to give drivers and fleets time to prepare. However, hundreds are still caught off-guard, resulting in being fined and placed out-of-service (OOS). Don’t take the chance - read this post to learn how to prepare!

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Is It Time to Choose a New ELD Solution Provider?

March 12, 2018

There are over 200 solution providers listed on the FMCSA’s self-certification list. In an effort to find an affordable solution before the December 18, 2017 deadline, many drivers and fleets rushed into purchasing an electronic logging device (ELD). Many of these solutions turned out to be unreliable and non-compliant, or there has been no support from the provider to help the company use their overly-complicated devices.

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What is a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV)?

March 06, 2018

The electronic logging device (ELD) mandate has brought forward a lot confusion about whether a specific vehicle and/or operation must comply or is exempt. This blog breaks down each hours-of-service (HOS) exemption and outlines who it applies to.

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Why It's Important To Keep Your App Updated

February 26, 2018

Many customers ask us why it’s important to keep their BigRoad Mobile App updated and running on the newest version. This blog post explains how updating the app makes your life easier and keeps BigRoad running smoothly!

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Roadside ELD/AOBRD Enforcement Since ELD Launch

February 15, 2018


With enforcement of the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate starting on December 18, 2017, there has been confusion at between drivers and inspectors as to whether a device is an ELD or a grandfathered automatic onboard recording device (AOBRDs).

There have also been observations regarding complaints with some vendor support, and more drivers running out of hours due to delays. Read the blog to learn about enforcement so far, and some tips to avoid violations:

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What's Going on With ELD Exemptions?

February 08, 2018

The ELD mandate has been controversial since it was announced in February 2015. Drivers and fleets have actively voiced their concerns about how the mandate will affect their operations. Since the ELD mandate came into effect on December 18, 2017, several interest groups have requested exemptions, or extensions, from the FMCSA. Read on to discover who those interest groups are, why they are requesting exemptions, and where those requests stand today.

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The Canadian Government Proposes ELD Mandate

February 02, 2018


With the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate freshly in effect in the United States, Canada announces a proposal to implement the mandate as well. Chances are, it won’t come into full effect until 2020, but there are some important things to know in order to be prepared.

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Webinar Recap: Hours-of-Service and ELDs; What's New?

January 30, 2018

With the introduction of electronic logging devices (ELDs), the way you record and present your hours-of-service (HOS) information has changed! Watch this webinar recap to learn about these differences, as well as some proposed changes to the HOS rules and regulations that have come as a result of the ELD mandate. 

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An Update on Personal Conveyance Guidance

January 23, 2018

In December, the FMCSA announced they were considering updating personal conveyance guidance in light of concerns stemming from the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate. The original guidance was published in 1997 and has not been updated since. Following the announcement, the FMCSA opened a 30-day comment period that has since been extended to February 20, 2018.

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What Is The FMCSA's 30 Minute Break Rule?

January 16, 2018

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) 30 minute break rule is designed to make sure that drivers have enough rest time and don’t get tired while on the road. Read this blog post to learn more about how the 30 minute break rule works!

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