Blogs

New BigRoad app offers hours, nav, messaging

BigRoad's driver/owner-operator smartphone app for Android offers log capability, messaging, navigation/maps and other functionality, such as the ability to send and receive documents from within the app.

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Going North to go West

“How bout’ it? Any drivers going West out there who can help a girl out with a ride?”

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Pilot Flying J CEO buys NFL team in rival’s backyard

Jimmy Haslam, CEO of Pilot Flying J, bought the Cleveland Browns — TA's headquarter city.

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Hours, EOBRs: Adapt or fight?

Owner-operators' No. 2 named challenge, the unsettled nature of the hours of service regulations and a potential electronic logs mandate, has moved some to embrace change, others to fight for fairness.

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Notes on discovering new territory

This adventure on the road has put me in mind of our forefathers, and the brave souls who forged this great country.

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NASTC’s ‘Daily Fuel Hedge’ and discount program

Two fuel-price fighting tools from the National Association of Small Trucking Companies -- their Quality Plus Network of fuel stops offering members cost-plus discounts and their Daily Fuel Hedge.

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State of isolation is no place to dwell

Dear Carolyn, I just went through a tough divorce and am now single and lonely. I feel hopeless about ever meeting a good woman who can put up with the stress of loving a trucker. There’s nothing to look forward to in my life. I know I need professional help, but how am I supposed to fit my long-haul schedule into the 9-5 schedule of my local shrink? It was hard enough making my court date for ...

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Six pounds of soot could be lurking in your oil

EGR-only engines put up to six pounds of soot into oil during a 40,000-mile interval.

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Meet the expanded Overdrive

Overdrive now incorporates its sister publication, Truckers News, and Overdrive spinoff Custom Rigs.

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Lizards and idiot four-wheelers

Every person I discuss our travels with asks two questions, ‘Where do you go to the bathroom?’ and ‘Have you seen a Lot Lizard?’

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