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Diesel engine has a place in the clean energy future

Although alternative power is a hot topic in the transportation industry these days, diesel engines still have much to contribute to the clean and efficient energy future, according to Andreas Hoyler, manager engine lab and emissions, diesel systems in North America for Robert Bosch, LLC. Fleet Owner recently had the…

Reaction positive to stability-control proposal

Back in 2010, Con-way Freight ordered 1,300 Freightliner tractors equipped with Meritor Wabco’s Roll Stability Control system. That order followed Con-way’s participating in a test program in 2009 in partnership with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). The testing was part…

Oklahoma Trucking Training

Commercial trucking is a fast growing industry in the United States. As the need for more cargo transport rises, so does the need for new drivers. The state of Oklahoma has a number of training schools and programs available to aspiring truckers. Each offers different programs and payment options. Prospective…

How to Get a Freight Broker License in Texas

How to Get a Freight Broker License in Texas

Freight brokers are responsible for searching for shippers who need cargo transported from one place to another. Freight brokers must also search for trucks to move the cargo and contact the shippers to let them know that they’ve found trucks. Freight brokers act as middle men for each party and…

How to Verify a Freight Broker Bond

If you’re new to working with freight brokers, you may be confused about the role of their surety bond. From the Carrier’s standpoint, the surety bond is in place as protection in case the broker refuses to pay for services rendered. Always verify a freight broker’s bond before accepting a…

Training for Freight Broker Agent

Freight broker agents can be found in transportation companies managing shipments. A freight broker agent may also be known as cargo and freight agents. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) May 2008 Occupational Employment Statistics, cargo and freight agents earned an average rate of $18.67 per hour…

Freight Broker Ideas

When a truck needs freight or freight needs a truck, a freight broker is a person who can arrange both. Without accepting direct responsibility for shipments, a freight broker arranges cargo transportation without actually providing it. He is essentially a matchmaker, matching cargo with transporters. Duties A freight broker must…

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