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Peterbilt Trucks

[box type=”shadow”]Peterbilt was founded in 1938, when T.A. Peterman purchased the former Fageol Motors Company (Oakland, California) from Waukesha Motor Co. & The Central Bank of Oakland – the two practically kept Fageol alive after its declared bankruptcy in 1932. The Denton, Texas-based Peterbilt Motors Company builds tractor-trailer big rig…

DOT Regulations on Conspicuity

[box type=”shadow”]The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which regulates the Department of Transportation (DOT), published a new federal law requiring reflective tape on all trailers and semi trucks that are at least 80 inches wide and weigh more than 10,000 pounds. The law is intended to cut down on accidents…

Customs Broker Qualifications

[box type=”shadow”]Customs brokers assist importers and exporters in meeting federal requirements that regulate the movement of merchandise across the United States border. A customs broker supplies the necessary documentation to U.S. Customs and Border Protection along with the appropriate fees to ensure that the client’s materials are moved across the…

Fork Lift Trucks Regulations

[box type=”shadow”]Lift trucks pick up supplies and transport them across industrial sites. So the truck operator and other construction workers don’t get injured during this process, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration–OSHA–regulates the design, maintenance and use of lift trucks. OSHA also restricts who is allowed to drive a lift…

3/4 Ton Truck Load Limits

Pickup trucks are useful for hauling items, and the amount of weight they can carry depends primarily on their weight rating. Engineers design pickups in three different weight classes that define how much drivers can carry in the bed of the truck and inside the cab. Considerations A 3/4 ton…

Freight Forwarder Advantages

[box type=”shadow”]International trade runs on several timetables; there are ships entering and leaving ports and planes taking off and landing in cities across the globe. Trucks roll day and night to pick up and deliver freight. Managing these shipments is the job of freight brokers and forwarders. Freight forwarders arrange…

Rate the Freight

[box type=”shadow”]Shipping companies charge different rates for freight, based on the types of items and any special handling that may be necessary. The transportation distance also may factor into the freight charges. For the most accurate estimate, use the shipping company’s freight cost calculator. Many companies offer these tools on…

Regulations on Hazmat Placard

[box type=”shadow”]The U.S. Department of Transportation regulates the use of hazardous materials placards–diamond-shaped labels attached to shipping containers, trucks and train cars–to identify the cargo. Placard regulations have come a long way from the days when people traversed city sidewalks wearing message-bearing placards, covering front and back.[/box] [box type=”shadow”]Transport Transporting…

Oversize Load Restrictions

[box type=”shadow”]Traveling on interstate highways can be a hassle for a regular car, but for an oversize or over-dimensional load, the trips are twice as slow, twice as dangerous and twice as legally complicated. There are several important regulations to follow when transporting an oversize or over-dimensional load on state…

Logistics & Transportation Careers

[box type=”shadow”]Logistics according to the Council of Logistics Management is ” the process that deals with planning, implementing and controlling the efficient flow of goods, services and information from the point-of-origin to the point-of-consumption in order to meet the customers’ requirements.” The activities in logistics include transportation, warehousing, freight, delivery…

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