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Keep up to date on current issues, changing regulations, maintenance and repair tips, technology for the road, and many other useful subjects. You’ll also be able to keep up with all the latest news and developments at Big Rig through our blog posts. Whether we add new products or add a new member to the team, you can find out about it right here.

  • California Dreamin'

    Photo via muddymari/iStockSince the launch of Big Rig Lending in June of 2016, our team has been dreaming about when we could begin offering loan products in California. Big Rig Lending recognized very early on that California had a vast number of Owner Operators hauling freight up and down the West Coast, and we knew this was a market we had to be in. We knew there were drivers that need funds for repairs, taxes, insurance, and working capital, and we wanted to be there for them. Big ...

  • Trucking regulatory update: What to watch in 2017

    CINCINNATI. Attendees of the National Private Truck Council's (NPTC) Annual Conference got a rundown of the regulatory items motor carriers need to be aware of this year.That included updates and status insight on carrier safety fitness determination, driver training standards, proposed speed limiters for heavy trucks and of course, the electronic logging device mandate taking effect in December.Washington, D.C.-based transportation law and policy attorney Richard P. Schweitzer, PLLC, addres...

  • Annual Roadcheck inspection blitz two months out

    North America’s largest inspection blitz on commercial vehicles, International Roadcheck, will be held in two months on June 6-8.The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance plans the 72-hour event each summer to “conduct compliance, enforcement and educational initiatives.”Inspectors this year will be placing an emphasis on cargo securement. While this is a normal part of CVSA’s Level I inspections, the organization says its inspectors will be highlighting cargo securement as ...

  • Mercedes-Benz is letting 20 customers drive its Urban eTruck for a year

    Cue all the Electric Avenue jokes, as that's where Daimler is taking its trucks. The Urban eTruck is making the quantum leap from concept to reality, and the first customers will be receiving their all-electric trucks this year, for a year.The Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck is the world's first all-electric heavy-duty truck. It will be initially manufactured in a small series, understandably to weed out any possible teething troubles that usually come with being a pioneer in any segment &nda...

  • Drivers offer tips on dealing with winter weather on the road

    On Monday, truck drivers were involved in two major accidents on interstates in Pennsylvania; one on I-80 and the other on I-83.Both were caused, in part, by sever winter weather conditions.Several members of the RoadPro Family of Brands Pro Driver Council offered tips on driving during this sometimes dangerous season.Know what you’re driving into. There are plenty of sources for real-time weather forecasts and road conditions, so use them, said Sierra Sugar, who rides with partner Al...

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