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How To Reactivate Your DOT Number

How to Reactivate Your DOT Number Did you recently check the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) and see that your trucking authority status switched to inactive? Just having a CDL is not good enough. You can’t stay in the trucking business as a motor carrier without keeping your [...]

By |2021-06-28T11:15:47-05:00June 28th, 2021|Starting a Trucking Company|Comments Off on How To Reactivate Your DOT Number

What is a Weigh Station?

What is a Weigh Station? All truck drivers become more familiar with weigh stations that they would probably like, however, they are a vital part of safety enforcement on commercial vehicles on our roadways throughout the country. Same as the department of motor vehicles (DOT) has safety regulations for [...]

By |2021-06-28T10:54:01-05:00June 28th, 2021|Tips for Drivers|Comments Off on What is a Weigh Station?

What is a Driver Qualification File?

What is a Driver Qualification File? Within any line of business, employee files are a vital part of record keeping and the trucking industry is no exception to this. In fact, the federal motor carrier safety regulations are quite a bit more strict in this process regarding records for [...]

By |2021-06-28T10:42:28-05:00June 28th, 2021|Starting a Trucking Company|Comments Off on What is a Driver Qualification File?

Types of Cargo Insurance

Types of Cargo Insurance One of the major types of insurance policies that you will have to deal with in the trucking industry is cargo insurance.This is typically a requirement by the shipper before they will assign you the bill of lading. Hopefully you are working with a reputable [...]

By |2021-06-25T15:41:07-05:00June 25th, 2021|Insurance|Comments Off on Types of Cargo Insurance

Interstate vs. Intrastate: What is the Difference?

Interstate vs. Intrastate: What is the Difference? Are you a new truck driver with your CDL(commercial driver’s license) and ready to hit the road? Well, if you own your trucking company, you will need to make sure you have the right type of authority before you start moving, and [...]

By |2021-05-07T11:48:38-05:00May 7th, 2021|Starting a Trucking Company|Comments Off on Interstate vs. Intrastate: What is the Difference?

Complete DOT Inspection Checklist

Complete DOT Inspection Checklist In this article we will be taking a deeper look at DOT inspections and what to expect when you get one. Everyone with a CDL has to deal with these so you better be prepared for when it happens to you so you don't end [...]

By |2021-06-25T13:50:10-05:00April 21st, 2021|Tips for Drivers|Comments Off on Complete DOT Inspection Checklist

The Best Semi Truck Tires

The Best Semi Truck Tires Tires hold pivotal importance on any vehicle such as cars, SUVs, and light trucks, but none as much as long haul semi-truck tires and even trailer tires. Considering the amount of wear and demanding conditions that are placed on the tires of a commercial [...]

By |2021-04-09T08:36:22-05:00April 9th, 2021|Truck Maintenance|Comments Off on The Best Semi Truck Tires

What to Include In Your Semi Truck Emergency Kit

What to Include In Your Semi Truck Emergency Kit (h1) Trucking can be rather unpredictable at times. You never know when you may be hit with an unexpected automotive situation in your trip; maybe even a weather-related incident. It is essential for DOT truck drivers to have an equipped [...]

By |2021-04-08T14:40:00-05:00April 8th, 2021|Truck Maintenance|Comments Off on What to Include In Your Semi Truck Emergency Kit

Winter Truck Maintenance: 8 Tips to Prepare Your Truck for Winter

Winter Truck Maintenance: 8 Tips to Prepare Your Truck for Winter Proper and regular maintenance in trucking is important year-round, however, the winter months can be a monster that requires special winter maintenance attention. The cold weather is always an issue, but the rapid temperature drops that occur are [...]

By |2021-03-11T12:34:24-06:00March 11th, 2021|Truck Maintenance|Comments Off on Winter Truck Maintenance: 8 Tips to Prepare Your Truck for Winter

What Does Freight On Board Mean?

What Does Freight On Board Mean? FOB, or Freight On Board, is a shipping term that is useful to know when you are learning how to get trucking contracts. It’s used in domestic in the United States as well as international shipping that dictates the terms of sale in [...]

By |2021-03-11T11:18:11-06:00March 11th, 2021|Finding Freight|Comments Off on What Does Freight On Board Mean?
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