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.
As of Dec. 16, 2015 the ELD mandate has been published. The mandate gives an enforcement date of Dec. 18, 2015 meaning that within 2 years all commercial vehicles that do no meet an exemption will be required to use an ELD. BigRoad co-founder and CEO Terry Frey sat down to help guide trucking companies on how best to make the transition to ELDs.
This year’s International Roadcheck will take place June 6-8, 2017. Entering its 30th year, International Roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement program of commercial motor vehicles in the world! According to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), there will be a special focus on cargo securement during roadside inspections. What do you need to know and how can you prepare to pass an inspection? Check out our cargo securement tips!
When you’re out on the road for long stretches of time – away from home and family – trucking can be an exhausting and lonely job. Many truckers cope by bringing a furry friend along for the ride. In fact, more than 60% of OTR drivers own pets, while 40% take their pets on runs. Truckers with pets say that they are happier, healthier and better drivers because of their companions. How could a pet benefit you?
As any driver, especially OTR truckers, knows – how your rear end meets your seat for long periods of time can make all the difference. A good fit is a joy, a bad fit means constant pain. Proper seat positioning can save you from having back issues like sciatica, muscle degeneration, even heart disease. So what does healthy driving posture looks like?
Anyone can say they’re the #1 rated ELD or the industry leading eLog but if 2016 taught us anything, don’t believe everything you read! At BigRoad, we’re proud of our easy-to-use (and free!) electronic logging app that was built with drivers in mind.
Without Valentine’s Day, February would be… well, January. If your trucking career has pulled you away from your Valentine and loved ones, don’t worry! BigRoad’s got your back. We’re spreading the sweetness to keep bitterness at bay with Trucker Valentine’s!
BigRoad’s teams are continuing to ramp up! As more drivers and fleets choose BigRoad to achieve electronic logging device (ELD) and hours-of-service (HOS) compliance, we’ve expanded our Customer Support Team to ensure BigRoad’s customers continue to receive the high level of support we’re known for.
Read More »Introducing the New BigRoad Customer Support Team!