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Rigid hours of service rules are due for a change

I’ve been reading the public commentary for the recently proposed ELD rules and noticed a trend. There are lots of comments about personal freedom, privacy, and getting out of the trucking industry. Some drivers even comment in support of electronic logging. But one thing that comes up over and over is that the 14-hour shift rule is too restrictive and causes more harm than good.

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BigRoad Helps Ontario Police Commercial Vehicle Teams Learn About eLogs


A freezing cold church full of law enforcement officers – now who would have thought that would be a party!

Well, it was … and BigRoad was honoured to be a part of the fun at the Ontario Police Commercial Vehicle Committee’s (OPCVC) autumn meeting in Barrie, Ontario last week. Close to 100 of Ontario’s finest commercial vehicle safety officers trekked north of Toronto to understand and learn more about electronic logs, their impact on hours of service legislation as well as get a gander at what vendor solutions they might possibly face during a commercial vehicle inspection.  

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Coercion, Harassment, and ELDs


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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5 Things to Think About Before Becoming an Owner Operator

A year ago a friend of mine quit his company driver job at a well-known trucking company to become an owner operator. At the time, I thought he was crazy! He was giving up a stable paycheck, a guaranteed run, benefits, and more to follow his dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Little did I know, he put a lot of planning and research behind his decision which ultimately helped him become the successful owner operator he is today. Over the weekend he shared his top 5 tips for things to consider before becoming an owner operator with me. 

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Webinar: Transitioning to ELDs


We are 18 months out from the effective date of the ELD mandate when most commercial drivers in the United States are going to be require to use an electronic logging device to create their driver logs. While this may sound like a lot of time it is becoming more and more important that fleets start to earnestly plan what their transition plan will be.

With this in mind BigRoad recently ran Transitioning to ELD | What Are Your Next Steps? a webinar designed to help fleet operators and drivers alike plan for the future. We have found in many of our conversations about ELDs that there is a lot of misinformation still being passed around. From who qualifies to be exempt to what the specifications for an ELD are, we answer some of the most common questions and concerns about the mandate. You can watch a recording of the webinar below.

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The Benefits of Transitioning to ELDs Today


Electronic logging devices (ELDs) are changing the way that the trucking industry operates – impacting everyone from drivers to fleet owners and shippers. As with any change, people are hesitant and reluctant at first (which we’ve seen with ELDs). But, did you know about all of the benefits ELDs have to offer you? Making the switch early, could save you a lot of time, money, and hassle in the long run! 

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Webinar: Tackling Hours of Service Recap

EmailHeader.pngHours of service (HOS) regulations are changing. We’ve seen a number of new regulations within the last year, most notably the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate. These changes are going to have a huge impact on your daily operations. Are you prepared to stay compliant? We recently held a webinar on Tackling HOS with BigRoad to walk you through everything you need to know to ensure you’re compliant. Watch the webinar below to learn more:

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