Even a cold winter day doesn’t stop dedicated truckers nationwide from working hard to deliver essential goods to the most remote places. Our Marketing Specialist, Duane Sahadat, had the chance to catch up with the professional truck driver, Lisa Kelly, to talk about the holidays, Alaska, and, of course, trucking!
Your fleet is only as good as the drivers you hire. You can invest in the latest and greatest vehicles and trucking technologies, but it will mean nothing if you’re unable to onboard and retain competent drivers.
This is especially important given the current competitive hiring landscape and the shortage of drivers. In its most recent report, the American Trucking Associations estimates that by 2028 there will be a shortage of 160,000 drivers in the US trucking industry if the current trend continues.
I am still receiving many questions about how this new U.S. Sleeper Berth rule is managed. To be quite honest, it is a very complex rule set that many drivers, dispatchers, safety administrators, shippers, and others simply do not understand.
In response, I’ve written Part 2: An Example of the New U.S. Sleeper Berth Rules in Action! as a follow up to my previous blog. This blog includes a driver’s multiple day account of their hours of service log by Record of Duty Status, along with how, when, and why they were in violation.
I have been asked about how to interpret the new U.S. Sleeper Berth Rules, so I have included for your convenience a few examples to assist you to leverage this new U.S. hours-of-service (HOS) rule.
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The life of a trucker can sound exciting and fulfilling, and it is. However, it’s also challenging. Truth be told, like any career, there are satisfying experiences right along with the frustrating and difficult ones. In fact, as a truck driver, you may well experience all these emotions in quick succession.
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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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.
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.
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.