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How to Winterize Your Truck

Posted by Aleksandra Kulik

    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.

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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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The Case of the Lost eLogs

Posted by Ingrid Brown

    Fri, Dec 18, 2015

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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.

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BigRoad Celebrates at the 25th Annual NASTC Conference

Posted by Marcia Burgess

    Thu, Nov 12, 2015

The National Association of Small Trucking Companies (NASTC) just celebrated the 25th anniversary of its annual conference last week in Nashville, Tennessee and BigRoad was extremely excited to be a part of the event this year – having been a strong supporter of the association since we became a company back in 2012.

If you are a small trucking company and haven’t heard of NASTC, you should check them out. Led by President David Owen, the NASTC team has been acting as an advocate for small trucking companies since 1989.

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It's a Convoy!

Posted by Aleksandra Kulik

    Thu, Oct 22, 2015

On Saturday October 17, BigRoad attended the Truck Convoy in Paris, Ontario which is a two-day event benefitting the Special Olympics. It was such a great event! We met a lot of different people - drivers, volunteers, families and even representatives from the Special Olympics organization itself.

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Holding on to Good Drivers - Retention Basics

Posted by Robin Smith

    Thu, May 28, 2015

Without good drivers our economy stops. Without good drivers your business stops. As a day-to-day recruiter, I have an arsenal of ideas and strategies to find the right drivers and keep seats filled. In our business, driver recruitment is a perpetual motion machine. Just like the freight we move, recruiting never stops.

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NYPD Tow Truck Driver Honored by President Obama

Posted by Brandon Dimmel

    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.

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Safety Group Sues FMCSA Over Driver Training Rules

Posted by Brandon Dimmel

    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.

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Truckers Help Reunite Lost Cat with Family

Posted by Brandon Dimmel

    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.

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BigRoad is Perfect for Driveaway Companies - Q&A Part 2 of 4

Posted by Heather Wilson

    Wed, Sep 24, 2014

As a part of our effort to answer every single question asked during our live webinar on roadside inspection practices, here is the next installment. You can see the first part and watch a recording of our CVSA webinar here. Have any more questions or comments for us? Leave your comment below the post or email support@bigroad.com for help.

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