Who Needs a USDOT Number?

June 19, 2020

Do I Need a USDOT Number? It’s not just long haul truckers that need to have a USDOT number and many business owners in the United States are required to register for this number with the department of transportation. Do you have a USDOT number? Is your company required to have one? In this short […]

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Do I Need an MC Number?

Do I Need an MC Number? If you plan to transport people or cargo for compensation, you might want to know more about the role and importance of an MC number. Some business owners wonder if they need an MC number and this question is often confusing when you consider the differences between the various […]

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NEWS: FMCSA Grants Waiver to Intermodal Carriers for Expired Chassis Inspections

June 4, 2020

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently granted a waiver to allow carriers to continue to operate intermodal chassis with expired inspection decals. The waiver was granted to the Intermodal Association of North America on behalf of intermodal equipment providers and carriers that operate intermodal chassis. Annual inspection decals that show an expiration date of […]

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Starting a Trucking Business? Here’s What You Need to Know

May 26, 2020

Starting a Trucking Business? Here’s What You Need to Know Thinking of starting a trucking business? It’s never easy getting a business started in any industry. However, a lack of transparency means that many people are sometimes confused in terms of starting a trucking company. That is to say, you will find many online resources […]

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Are you Currently Placed on Out of Service Status

May 12, 2020

Are you Currently Placed on Out of Service Status? If you have been placed on out of service recently, you should know this prohibits you from driving a commercial vehicle. What’s more, this also means that a commercial vehicle that is placed on out-of-service cannot be removed from the road until this out-of-service status has […]

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Are You Starting a Trucking Company

May 8, 2020

I tend to believe that most people would like to some-day, own their very own business, where they are the boss and they have the final say in their own financial future. However, the fact is that most people don’t actually believe, for various reasons, that they are capable enough to actually start and run […]

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Is it Time for your Biennial Update?

April 22, 2020

Is it Time for your Biennial Update? Believe it or not, the Biennial Update is a very straightforward requirement set forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). More specifically, this update states that truck or transport companies must check and update a motor identification report or MCS-150 every two years and in some […]

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Do I need a USDOT number

March 16, 2020

Who needs a USDOT number? The USDOT Number is the United States Department of Transportation Number. This number is required for anyone operating in interstate commerce and meet the following criteria: You have vehicles that are over 10,000 lbs. (GVWR, GCWR, GVW or GCW) gross vehicle weight rating. That is the gross truck, trailer and […]

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How the Clearinghouse affects you.

March 10, 2020

What is the FMCSA Clearinghouse? You probably have heard a lot about the new federal Clearinghouse. The clearinghouse is a new federal regulation for employers. This new rule is meant to make it easier for employers to quickly verify whether or not an applicant, transferee, or current CMV driver has violated the law by engaging […]

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