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Just When You Think You've Seen Everything

Posted by Alicia Bedard

    Wed, Jan 11, 2017

To quote Forrest Gump, “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get.” The same can be said for trucking, every day on the road is different. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, a truck carrying chips collides with a truck carrying beer to fulfill every snack lovers dreams!

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Who's the Most Famous Driver of All?

Posted by Megan Saunders

    Thu, Dec 22, 2016

If Santa didn’t have his own private sleigh to fly, he'd be a trucker! This holiday season, let’s thank the truck drivers out there. They work hard, all hours of the day, away from their families, to give us a merry Christmas.

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Are You Winter Ready?

Posted by Megan Saunders

    Tue, Dec 13, 2016

If you’re not winter ready yet, what are you waiting for? Trust me – don’t wait until the last minute. A recent snow storm at BigRoad HQ caught your trusty blogger off guard and...stuck. It wasn't pretty! A lot can change in 24-hours – from icy roads to blinding blizzards. Make sure your prepared with our winter trucker's checklist!

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Hit the Brakes

Posted by Alicia Bedard

    Thu, Sep 08, 2016

There’s no stopping now! The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual Brake Safety Week is being held from September 11 - 17, 2016. Here’s what you need to know to make sure you keep rolling!

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CSA & You Webcast Recap

Posted by Alicia Bedard

    Wed, Aug 31, 2016

Missed our CSA and You: Getting Back to BASICs webcast last week? We've made the recording available so that you can watch it at a time that works for you! Feel free to share it with friends and other members of your fleet.

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Don't Believe Everything You Hear

Posted by Alicia Bedard

    Tue, Aug 23, 2016

You can’t believe everything you hear...especially when it comes to electronic logging devices (ELDs). Here are the most common ELD myths we’ve heard...and whether they’re fact or fiction!

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Coercion, Harassment, and ELDs

Posted by Matt Tonkin

    Thu, Aug 18, 2016

Driver coercion and harassment are still very common across the transportation industry. It's so much of an issue that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released the Prohibiting Coercion of Commercial Vehicle Drivers (Coercion Rule) in January 2016. Additionally, the ELD Final Rule includes anti-harassment measures to help protect drivers. Here's a breakdown of what coercion and harassment is and how technology can help you prevent it! 

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Webinar Recap: The Top ELD Myths Uncovered

Posted by Matt Tonkin

    Mon, Aug 15, 2016

We're less than 18 months away from the effective date of the ELD mandate. Commercial drivers in the United States will soon be required to use an electronic logging device (ELD) to create their driver logs. 

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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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