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54 • www.thetrucker.com &#0d; +1*&#1f;&#0d; traffic monitoring, and • Integration of popular smartphone apps including the popular Lose It! weight-loss tool for a healthier lifestyle. A Web-enabled version of the app for fleets allows dispatch and fleet managers to real-time message their drivers, automate HOS and job status of drivers plus real-time capture of documents forwarded by drivers, Frey said. “We founded BigRoad with the goal to make life easier on the road for the indepen-dent drivers and small fleets who make up the bulk of the market,” Frey said. “Heavy hardware solutions are overkill for the smaller fleet, typically requiring sig-nificant upfront investment, support from an IT department and ongoing solution main-tenance. And our market research showed us that the majority of small fleets use just a / Ê D ECEMBER 1-14, 2012 BigRoad hits the 15,000 download mark for free app for truck drivers THE TRUCKER NEWS SERVICFES KITCHENER, Ontario — Transportation app creator BigRoad has hit the 15,000 down-load mark for its free driver’s app just two months after launching it on Google Play. The app, specifically designed with driv-ers in mind, greatly improves life on the road, offering truckers the ability to au-tomate Hours of Service logs while stay-ing connected with their fleet, family and friends, according to BigRoad Founder and CEO Kelly Frey. The app, which is available free for down-load off Google Play, includes: • Electronic driver logs (U.S.-and Cana-da-compliant) • In-app messaging • Photo and document for payroll, PODs or damage photos • Real-time GPS-based navigation and fraction of the functionality of these systems for very poor return on investment. “We have set out to become a game changer with our simple-to-use, low cost app — accessible right from a driver’s smart-phone. With an EOBR mandate looming on the horizon, we believe we offer a more af-fordable and practical solution for small fleet compliance. We are very excited that drivers have responded as we had hoped they would. Our app is now in the hands of 15,000 users and is actively being used by more than 160 fleets all across North America.” According to a steady stream of feedback flowing in from the road, drivers and fleet owners simply love BigRoad’s approach, Frey said. “One driver told us the app saved them a lot of headache figuring hours on their log,” he said. BigRoad’s latest addition, an integration of the popular weight loss tool Lose It! is directly aimed at the healthy trucking move-ment, which is gaining widespread popular-ity among drivers and fleets, Frey said. BigRoad’s app for Android is available free for download directly from Google Play using the following link: https://play. google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bi-groad.ttb.android. An iPhone version of the app is expected later this fall. The fleet-enabled version is just $15 per month per vehicle and a fleet can be up and running in literally minutes, according to Frey. A free trial of the fleet version can be found at http://app.bigroad.com/sign-up/ create-account . For more information, visit bigroad.com . &#0a; T E A M W O R K with our owner/operators and holding true to our values are the building blocks to our success. That’s why for the past 25 years, we have been one of the most recognized dry van and refrigerated carriers in the Midwest. Team up with a proven winner. TEAM UP WITH HILL BROS. is the Season! iNT LE CO RE Out 10-12 Days Out 2-3 Weeks Not Currently Hiring Happy Holidays fr om Hill Br os. GRiTY • $4,000 Team Sign-On Bonus • Safety & Performance Bonuses DERSHiP UNiCATiON PECT Visit us online at • Weekly Hometime • Dedicated Lanes • New Equipment with APU’s Talk with a recruiter HillBros.com • (800) 258-4456

BigRoad Hits The 15,000 Download Mark For Free App For Truck Drivers

THE TRUCKER NEWS SERVICFES <br /> <br /> KITCHENER, Ontario — Transportation app creator BigRoad has hit the 15,000 download mark for its free driver's app just two months after launching it on Google Play. <br /> <br /> The app, specifically designed with drivers in mind, greatly improves life on the road, offering truckers the ability to automate Hours of Service logs while staying connected with their fleet, family and friends, according to BigRoad Founder and CEO Kelly Frey. <br /> <br /> The app, which is available free for download off Google Play, includes:<br /> <br /> • Electronic driver logs (U.S.- and Canada- compliant)<br /> <br /> • In-app messaging<br /> <br /> • Photo and document for payroll, PODs or damage photos<br /> <br /> • Real-time GPS-based navigation and traffic monitoring, and<br /> <br /> • Integration of popular smartphone apps including the popular Lose It! Weight-loss tool for a healthier lifestyle. <br /> <br /> A Web-enabled version of the app for fleets allows dispatch and fleet managers to real-time message their drivers, automate HOS and job status of drivers plus real-time capture of documents forwarded by drivers, Frey said. <br /> <br /> "We founded BigRoad with the goal to make life easier on the road for the independent drivers and small fleets who make up the bulk of the market," Frey said. <br /> <br /> "Heavy hardware solutions are overkill for the smaller fleet, typically requiring significant upfront investment, support from an IT department and ongoing solution maintenance. And our market research showed us that the majority of small fleets use just a fraction of the functionality of these systems for very poor return on investment. <br /> <br /> "We have set out to become a game changer with our simple-to-use, low cost app — accessible right from a driver's smartphone. With an EOBR mandate looming on the horizon, we believe we offer a more affordable and practical solution for small fleet compliance. We are very excited that drivers have responded as we had hoped they would. Our app is now in the hands of 15,000 users and is actively being used by more than 160 fleets all across North America." <br /> <br /> According to a steady stream of feedback flowing in from the road, drivers and fleet owners simply love BigRoad's approach, Frey said. <br /> <br /> "One driver told us the app saved them a lot of headache figuring hours on their log," he said. <br /> <br /> BigRoad's latest addition, an integration of the popular weight loss tool Lose It! Is directly aimed at the healthy trucking movement, which is gaining widespread popularity among drivers and fleets, Frey said. <br /> <br /> BigRoad's app for Android is available free for download directly from Google Play using the following link: https://play. Google, co m/sto rc/apps/dctails?id=com. Big road. Ttb. Android. <br /> <br /> An iPhone version of the app is expected later this fall. <br /> The fleet-enabled version is just $15 per month per vehicle and a fleet can be up and running in literally minutes, according to Frey. <br /> <br /> A free trial of the fleet version can be found at http://app.bigroad.com/siign-up/ create-account. <br /> <br /> For more information, visit bigroad.com.

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