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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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Canadian Roadcheck Results Are In

Posted by Alicia Bedard

    Thu, Jul 21, 2016

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) conducted their 29th annual International Roadcheck program from June 7-9, 2016. During this 72-hour period, 10,000+ CVSA-certified inspectors conducted inspections across North America with a special emphasis placed on tire safety. The results for Canada have been released - check out the infographic below for details. Results for the United States are expected in September.

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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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Top Tire Violations

Posted by Alicia Bedard

    Fri, Jun 03, 2016

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) International Roadcheck program kicks off on Tuesday - are you ready? During the 72-hour inspection blitz, over 75,000 inspections will be conducted across North America. Every year inspectors focus on a different area of the vehicle. This year they're placing a special emphasis on your tires

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Changes to FMCSA ELD Manufacturer Self-Certification Process

Posted by Alicia Bedard

    Thu, May 12, 2016

In an article published yesterday by Overdrive, Todd Dills reported that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) would be “standing up vetting process for ELD certification” after much public scrutiny over the self-certification process. What exactly does this mean and how is it going to impact drivers and fleets?

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Tire Tips to Keep You Rollin'

Posted by Alicia Bedard

    Mon, May 02, 2016

Every year the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) holds a 3-day safety blitz known as the International Roadcheck program. International Roadcheck will be taking place from
June 7-9, 2016. It is expected that over 10,000 CVSA-certified inspectors will perform upwards of 65,000 roadside inspections. A special emphasis is placed on a different violation category every year. This year - they’re focusing on tire safety including tire pressure, tread, and condition.

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Passing a Level III Inspection with BigRoad

Posted by Alicia Bedard

    Thu, Apr 14, 2016

You never know how an inspection is going to go. You could get waved through or you could have your truck inspected with a fine-tooth comb. When put to the test, the BigRoad Mobile App and BigRoad Web App have enabled thousands of drivers to pass the toughest roadside inspections with ease. Bee Line Transport Inc. recently reached out to us to share their story. 

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You Volunteered To Be Audited?

Posted by Alicia Bedard

    Thu, Mar 31, 2016

Getting audited isn’t something that most fleets look forward to - it can mean a lot of running around, headaches, and time away from driving. However, that wasn’t the case for WAT Supplies. After using the BigRoad Mobile App and the BigRoad Web App to improve their operations, WAT Supplies actually volunteered to be audited by the Ministry of Transportation (MTO)

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