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Bemidji Bus Line Selects BigRoad’s Electronic Logging Device (ELD) to Achieve ELD Mandate Compliance

The BigRoad Mobile App and DashLink ELD accommodates different compliance rules within the same fleet

WATERLOO, ON | MAY 17, 2017

Bemidji Bus Line has chosen BigRoad – A Fleet Complete Company as their compliance partner, allowing their fleet of deluxe motorcoach drivers to work seamlessly under one solution.

“We needed a solution that could allow our drivers to switch between just tracking their hours-of-service or running an electronic logging device,” notes Phil Cox, Safety and Compliance Manager at Bemidji Bus Line. “We looked at other options, but most providers required our entire fleet to run ELDs. There was no flexibility for passenger carriers whose compliance rules change depending on the vehicle or length of trip.” 

Bemidji tried another ELD solution but found their product did not live up to their promises. Within months, they reached out to BigRoad to test out the BigRoad Mobile App, BigRoad Web App, and DashLink ELD. The difference was astounding. BigRoad’s solution was able to accommodate Bemidji’s needs without issue.

The DashLink ELD creates accurate and reliable electronic driver logs through real-time location tracking. It pairs with the BigRoad Mobile App, an intuitive electronic logbook, through a Bluetooth connection. Within the app, drivers can choose to connect to the Dashlink ELD or just use the electronic logbook without engine-connection, ensuring that they are always compliant.

Both the DashLink ELD and the BigRoad Mobile App push drivers’ data to the cloud, allowing office staff to use the BigRoad Web App to access information in real-time. “The BigRoad Web App has made it so much easier for our dispatchers to track safety and compliance,” Cox shares. “If we see a driver is at risk of a violation, we can send them a quick message in the two-way messenger to review their logs. Since switching to BigRoad, we have significantly improved our hours-of-service compliance and reduced form-and-manner errors.“

 “With the ability to support a variety of fleets, drivers, and different compliance requirements, our solution is the top choice for ELD mandate compliance,” added Jake McGuire, Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Customer Success at BigRoad. “Our solution is specifically designed to make the day-to-day routines of drivers and dispatchers easier – and all at a competitive price.”

About Bemidji Bus Line
Bemidji Bus Line is a deluxe motorcoach and passenger carrier that provides long term/short term charters, school bus services, and transit service contracts. With a strong focus on safety and clean, comfortable motorcoaches, Bemidji transports clients across the United States and Canada. Visit for more information

About BigRoad
BigRoad – A Fleet Complete Company
 provides innovative and easy-to-use solutions that simplify safety and compliance for thousands of drivers and fleets across North America. BigRoad was recently acquired by Fleet Complete, a global IoT provider of mission critical fleet, asset, and mobile workforce management and telematics solutions. BigRoad’s DashLink ELD is a simple, affordable, and flexible way for fleets and owner-operators to achieve ELD mandate compliance. With over 480,000 downloads, the BigRoad Mobile App is the number one electronic logging app for drivers on Android and iOS. For fleets, the BigRoad Web App helps maximize operational efficiency with real-time visibility and risk notifications. Over 30,000 fleets have chosen BigRoad as their compliance partner.


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Director of Marketing, BigRoad
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