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Canada to Adopt ELDs

Posted by Aleksandra Kulik

    Tue, Feb 16, 2016

Transport Canada announced yesterday that Canada will follow the US mandate and require the use of ELDs for tracking driver hours. This decision was made after years of review and found that it will improve safety, eliminate fraud, and significantly reduce paperwork.

Although minimal details have been released, Transport Canada stated they will align with the FMCSA’s December 2017 timeline. It is unknown if the same criteria will be used for what is considered an ELD or if there will similar exemptions, or any at all.

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Top 5 BigRoad Blogs of 2015

Posted by Aleksandra Kulik

    Wed, Jan 06, 2016

This past year saw a lot of changes in the trucking industry, particularly with the regulations. The ELD Mandate was finally published after being scheduled and rescheduled throughout 2015. Although the use of ELDs is not effective immediately due to the grace periods, it will definitely have a huge impact over the next coming years.

So it’s not a surprise that BigRoad’s Top 5 Blog Posts are almost all related to the ELD Mandate. These posts were the most viewed on the BigRoad blog and received a ton of shares/likes/comments on our social media networks, particularly Facebook.

If you missed any of these blogs or want a second look, here are the Top 5 Blogs from BigRoad for 2015.

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Its Finally Here!! ELD Mandate Effective Immediately – So What Does That Mean to You?

Posted by Carrie Handley

    Thu, Dec 10, 2015

Yes indeed – it is finally here!  So what does that really mean for you?

Well, if you have been required to use paper logs to document your drive time and hours of service, then the mandate will require you to use an ELD – otherwise known as an electronic logging device.  

Overdrive magazine reported earlier today that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced that the federal rule to require truck operators to use electronic logging devices to keep records of duty status is slated to be published in the Federal Register this Friday. The rule will take effect Dec. 10, 2017, giving carriers and drivers a two-year window to comply with the rule’s requirements.

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ELD Mandate Clears - So How Does This Affect You?

Posted by Aleksandra Kulik

    Fri, Nov 20, 2015

On Tuesday morning, it was announced that the ELD mandate has cleared the White House and is set for publication with the Federal Register. It has been speculated that the ruling will be published for the end of November.

So how does this affect you?

Well it depends. Are you a driver? Do you manage a fleet? Do you manage safety and compliance for your company - tracking down drivers on a daily basis to correct form and manner errors on their paper logs?  

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Live from CVSA: The Lastest Info to Help You Stay Compliant - Directly From Law Enforcement

Posted by Heather Wilson

    Fri, Sep 12, 2014

The newest FMCSA guidance on electronic logbooks means new interpretations to Hours of Service regulations are running rampant at roadside inspections across the country. Don't get caught without fully compliant logs! BigRoad's Terry Frey will be hosting a live webinar from the annual CVSA Conference and Exhibition in Buffalo, New York. Terry and guest Rick Gobbell from Gobbell transportation will discuss how state enforcement is interpreting the regulations and will provide real-world insights on what's happening at roadside inspections right now. This webinar is a must for anyone who needs to know how to stay compliant and avoid the HOS confusion.

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Explaining America’s Shortage of Truck Drivers

Posted by Brandon Dimmel

    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.

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An Epic Win for BigRoad Users

Posted by Heather Wilson

    Fri, Aug 01, 2014

We're so excited about the new guidance from the FMCSA. It's great news worth celebrating. The July 10th guidance by the FMCSA clarifying just how legal electronic logbooks and electronic signatures are (spoiler: they're extremely legal) has been a long time coming. This is the story of how you made that happen with help from BigRoad staff and some folks in enforcement.

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New year, new...trucking industry?

Posted by Kathleen Beckham

    Tue, Jan 14, 2014

We are two weeks into the New Year and already 2014 seems that it will be one for the books. More regulations are headed our way bringing more change for the trucking industry.

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So rule changes make headlines again...

Posted by Kathleen Beckham

    Tue, Oct 01, 2013

You've had to live with the new HOS rules for 3 months, and from what we have heard here at BigRoad, those 3 months haven't been easy. And sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but higher fines are in the cards with the rule changes made by the FMCSA.

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Personal Conveyance - Driving Time vs Off-Duty Time

Posted by Kathleen Beckham

    Thu, Aug 29, 2013

Drivers understand, especially now with the new HOS Rules in place, how commuting to and from work is a growing issue. Check out this article - it discusses the meaning of "personal conveyance" and how drivers can work with it to make their lives a bit easier.  

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