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Logistics Coordinator Average Salary

[box type=”shadow”]Logistics is a process which involves management of the flow of goods as well as services from the place of production to the place of consumption. Logistics involves taking care of several aspects to make sure that customers get the desired goods. Logistics coordinators are required to supervise and…

Freight Rates Estimate

[box type=”shadow”]If you need to ship freight to another business or if you are ordering something that comes as freight, you may want to estimate the freight charges ahead of time. Getting a freight estimate is a fairly simple process. The process is similar to gettting a rate quote for…

Broker’s Surety Bond Information

[box type=”shadow”]Freight broker surety bonds are purchased from authorized bond dealers by freight broker companies. A freight broker is a person who serves as a liaison between an authorized freight carrier and a company that wants to ship goods. A freight broker purchases surety bonds, as a form of insurance,…

Negotiate Freight Contracts

[box type=”shadow”]If your business ships large amounts of products over a wide geographic area, you’ll need to rely on transportation that goes above and beyond parcel delivery. A contract with a freight carrier is a necessity if you plan to get products to your customers in a timely and cost-efficient…

FMCSA Leased Truck Insurance Requirements

[box type=”shadow”]Some drivers may consider leasing a vehicle instead of purchasing. Although you do not take ownership of a leased vehicle (unless you decide to purchase it at the end of the lease period), you are still responsible for obtaining and paying for insurance coverage. According to the Federal Motor…

Truckers Terminology

[box type=”shadow”]Many groups around the world have a special language – a way to communicate that only their members understand. The trucking industry is no different. Although it may sound funny to the average person, driving an ‘18 wheeler’ or a ‘rig’ are everyday activities in the world of truck…

Drug & Alcohol Policy of FMCSA

[box type=”shadow”]Drug and alcohol addiction is a serious problem and an occupational safety risk. According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), many drug and alcohol users are employed and bring their addictions to work with them. Workplace policies prohibit the use and possession of drugs and alcohol…

Truckers Hands-Free Device Laws

[box type=”shadow”]Drivers will not be able to use hand-held phones while temporarily stopped due to traffic, a traffic control device, or other momentary delays, but they will be able to use them after moving the vehicle to the side of, or off, the highway and stopping in a safe location….

FMCSA New Rules for Truckers To Get Enough Rest

[box type=”shadow”]Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has set several new rules in place to ensure truck drivers get enough rest to safely drive during their shifts. A new study undertaken by the National Sleep Foundation compares workers in the transportation industry – pilots, train operators, bus, taxi and limo drivers…

DOT Regulations on Hazardous Materials

[box type=”shadow”]The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is one of the agencies that regulate the transportation of infectious materials. The DOT refers to infectious substances as those materials capable of posing an unreasonable risk to health, safety and property when transported in commerce. These regulations are necessary to prevent any…

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