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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.


  • Ford's high tech trucker hat designed to save lives

    The humble baseball cap could be the answer to stop you falling asleep at the wheel.It's not just any tatty old hat stuffed in the back of the wardrobe, though, but a hi-tech new product.Ford has revealed its Alert Cap that monitors the driver and gives them a jolt if they're drifting off.It's fitted with sensors and a gyroscope to track head movement and recognise when a motorist is looking at the road and if they're tired.If the hat thinks the driver is nodding off, it will war...

  • Is this our first glimpse of the Tesla semi truck?

    On October 26th, Tesla is set to unveil an all-electric truck which will surely shake up the trucking industry.   Details on the truck are light so far, and all we’ve seen from Tesla officially is one teaser photo.  The event is right around the corner however, as yesterday Tesla sent out a “save the date” email to owners who have reached 5 referrals.So despite having few details, today we’ve seen our best tip yet.

  • "All I do is drive"

    Released in 1974, Johnny Cash has a song about the truck driver.  It is entitled "All I do is drive."  Take a minute and enjoy the song...This is a song about truck drivers, pretty waitresses, the Grand Old Opry, and cups of coffee.  The chorus of the song tries to sum up the driver's life by saying "All I do is drive, drive, drive, drive, drive, drive, drive."At Big Rig Lending, we recognize that you as an Owner Operator do much more than just drive, drive...

  • 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...

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