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Weight Regulations

The Federal Bridge Gross Weight Formula (also known as Bridge Formula B and the Federal Bridge Formula) is a mathematical formula in use in the United States by truck drivers and Department of Transportation (DOT) officials to determine the appropriate maximum gross weight for a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) based…

DOT Logs Regulation

The FMCSA is a division of the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), which is generally responsible for enforcement of FMCSA regulations. The Department of Transportation has many explicit laws for logging when you are a commercial driver. Logging is the term drivers use to describe their time record entries…

DOT Truck Driving Regulations

Federal regulations for commercial truck drivers are written by the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA) and enforced by the Department of Transportation (DOT). These regulations help ensure highway safety and lessen the chance of unqualified drivers getting behind the wheel of an 80,000-pound vehicle. To become a truck driver,…

Getting a Motor Carrier Number

If your company transports passengers or goods, you may need a USDOT number. USDOT numbers uniquely identify your business and allow the USDOT to track safety records and ensure that you are adhering to all operating requirements. You can get your motor carrier number online for free from the Federal…

The Motor Carrier Number

A motor carrier number is a license issued to for-hire carriers by the United States Department of Transportation. Motor carrier numbers are administered by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and are commonly referred to as USDOT numbers. Uses • A motor carrier number is a unique identifier for a…

Commercial Hauling Trailers

Commercial hauling trailers are seen every day on the highways and roadways. Commercial truck drivers utilize these trailers to haul the products that we see on store shelves, in the office and around the home. Commercial hauling trailers come in many shapes and sizes, and all of them serve a…

Truckload Bidding

**How to Write Freight Transportation Bid When bidding a contract for freight transportation you must take into account that you are competing with other companies. You want to set yourself apart from that competition in order to give yourself an edge on the competition. Every government agency or company that…

FUEL COSTS

***How to Predict Fuel Consumption Predicting the number of gallons your vehicle requires to get to a specific destination can be valuable information to accurately predict the fuel cost of the trip. In addition, this knowledge is especially valuable when driving for long distances in remote areas, where there is…

Freight Forwarding

Freight forwarders, or third-party logistics providers, are the single most effective way to transport goods. Many top companies, such as United Parcel Service and FedEx, act as freight forwarders. U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Ron Kirk says, “More than a quarter of a million U.S. firms export goods. Ninety-seven percent of…

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