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How to Start a Trucking Company

How to Start a Trucking Company Are you a truck driver that is wanting to get a start in the trucking industry with your own trucking company? Then you have probably found yourself searching how to start a trucking company. Well, you are in luck as we will be [...]

By |2020-11-09T13:33:50-06:00November 5th, 2020|Starting a Trucking Company|Comments Off on How to Start a Trucking Company

Intermodal Transportation: Everything You Need to Know

Intermodal Transportation: Everything You Need to Know Freight shipping has been around long before modern day trucks were. We know throughout history that trains and ships have been a major factor in transportation services and we are still heavily dependent on them to this day. In fact, even with [...]

By |2020-11-09T13:34:38-06:00November 2nd, 2020|Finding Freight|Comments Off on Intermodal Transportation: Everything You Need to Know

What is the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse?

What is the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse? Here we will be learning about the drug and alcohol clearinghouse within the trucking industry. Not to be confused with a drug consortium, which is an association of companies or groups of employers that join together, as a single entity, for the [...]

By |2020-11-09T13:36:13-06:00October 29th, 2020|Tips for Drivers|Comments Off on What is the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse?

What is Freight Class?

What is Freight Class? The trucking industry requires you to know a ton of different, yet important information. Knowing your freight class is one of those things. A freight class or NMFC also known as a National Motor Freight Classification set in place by the NMFTA or the National [...]

By |2020-11-09T13:37:04-06:00October 28th, 2020|Finding Freight|Comments Off on What is Freight Class?

How to Get Your Own Authority in Trucking

How to Get Your Own Authority in Trucking So you want to take being a trucker to the next level and launch into sole proprietorship? That means you need to get your own authority to open your own trucking company. Are you ready to be your own boss as an [...]

By |2020-11-09T13:37:24-06:00October 28th, 2020|Starting a Trucking Company|Comments Off on How to Get Your Own Authority in Trucking

What is the Difference Between a DOT Number and MC Number

What is the Difference Between a DOT Number and MC Number? Entering into the trucking industry, there are several requirements that you need to take care of as a motor carrier with the FMCSA before you can hit the road. The determination of which you need can largely depend on [...]

By |2020-11-09T13:37:48-06:00October 28th, 2020|Starting a Trucking Company|Comments Off on What is the Difference Between a DOT Number and MC Number

The Best Load Boards For Truckers

The Best Load Boards For Truckers No matter if you are driving a flatbed or a reefer unit, getting quality and constant freight loads is a must for trucking companies to be a profitable trucking business. Here we will be taking a deeper look at some of the best load [...]

By |2020-11-09T13:38:09-06:00October 28th, 2020|Finding Freight|Comments Off on The Best Load Boards For Truckers

What is Demurrage?

What is Demurrage? Depending on the type of freight you are involved in hauling you may run across the term various “demurrage” within your trucking contracts . This is not in reference to ground or air freight, but by a steamship line sailing cargo containers for various supply lines. [...]

By |2020-11-09T13:39:07-06:00July 21st, 2020|Finding Freight|Comments Off on What is Demurrage?

The Future of Trucking Technology

The Future of Trucking Technology Two things in the world that don't appear to be going anywhere anytime soon: Trucking and Technology. In fact, the two have both come a LONG ways within our lifetime and never seem to stop growing. There are a lot of ways that we [...]

By |2020-11-09T13:39:33-06:00July 21st, 2020|Technology|Comments Off on The Future of Trucking Technology

What Are the Commercial Truck Insurance Requirements?

What Are the Commercial Truck Insurance Requirements? There are alot of new owner-operators in the industry that have questions about commercial truck insurance requirements or even how to handle a freight claim. You came to the right place. Here we will be taking a deeper look at the world [...]

By |2020-11-09T13:40:39-06:00July 21st, 2020|Insurance|Comments Off on What Are the Commercial Truck Insurance Requirements?
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