Wed, May 25, 2016
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.
Fri, Jan 08, 2016
At the start of every year, people make New Year’s resolutions to improve themselves or their lives. Usually they don’t really pan out for the whole year - just look at the drop off of people going to the gym after February. But I say stick to it! If you do it long enough, it will be routine and you’ll be happier in the long run.
Here are BigRoad’s Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Drivers in 2016.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015
You never think it’s going to happen to you. Ever. But then it does. You can do everything in your power to use what you think is the right technology to support your job. And then it fails you.
Tue, Oct 07, 2014
Clarence Baugh has been clearing the way for presidential motorcades for nearly three decades. Now, his hard work has been recognized by President Barack Obama.
Mon, Sep 29, 2014
A coalition of safety organizations has sued the United States Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), arguing that the federal agency needs to introduce tougher rules for training new truck drivers.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014
The Graves family never thought they'd see their cat Oreo again after the feline got lost in a forest near White River, Ontario. But thanks to a pair of kind truckers, Oreo has now been reunited with her people.
Mon, Sep 08, 2014
A new, nation-wide campaign is designed to raise awareness about the curious relationship between truckers and Hepatitis C. It's hoped the recently launched "Rolling Against Hepatitis C" will help reduce the number of truck drivers struck down by the deadly liver disease.
Tue, Sep 02, 2014
Swift Transportation, the United States' largest carrier, recently saw its stock plummet by eighteen percent in a single day. But the problem doesn't appear to be Swift's business -- instead, the company pointed to the trouble it's facing in finding and keeping drivers.