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Advantages of DOT Random Inspection

The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) oversees the American highways and that vehicles that drive on it. The U.S. DOT heavily regulates the commercial trucking industry. Inspections are one ways that the agency ensures that the trucks on the road are safe and are driven by a safe drivers….

DOT Pretrip Inspection

[box type=”shadow”]Trucks weighing tens of thousands of lbs. barrel along on highways at speeds of more than 50 mph. These massive transporters have equally massive destructive capabilities. As such, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation requires operators of commercial motor vehicles to perform a…

Interstate Trucking Authority

[box type=”shadow”]Interstate trucking authority, also called an operating authority, is a permit held by truck drivers who deliver goods between states. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration along with state transportation agencies in 38 states oversee interstate trucking licenses through a single state registration system (SSRS). This authority is only…

DOT Brake Regulation

[box type=”shadow”]The Department of Transportation-issued regulations detailing requirements for certification of electronically controlled pneumatic brakes used on trains. The ECP brake system, which is a new design, reduces the risk of runaway trains because it continuously recharges the brake pipe. In older brake systems, a brake pipe cannot be recharged…

Handicapped Parking Laws

[box type=”shadow”]Federal government laws on handicapped parking were established in order to provide guidelines to the states when they passed their own state laws. The aim of the federal government was to lay the groundwork for a uniform system for handicapped parking. The Americans with Disability Act, enacted to provide…

Laws About Hitting a Road Sign

[box type=”shadow”]Driving isn’t always as easy, and without the help of road signs, drivers would often find themselves uninformed, confused and even lost. Some of the most important traffic signs are those involving warnings. Warning and caution signs warn drivers about potential upcoming dangers or hazards. Hundreds of warning and…

Starting an Autotransport Business

For years the transport industry has been going strong, and because of the Internet, demand has never been higher. ew merchandise arrives in stores daily, but have you ever wondered how it gets there? Starting an auto transport business can be a rewarding experience, and knowing you are helping yourself…

Legitimate Drop Shippers

[box type=”shadow”]Selling via a drop shipper means you don’t have the product you are selling on hand but instead use the manufacturer or a distributor to ship the product for you. Using a drop shipper in the Internet marketplace, which is often done on sites like eBay, can be a…

Freight Charges for Domestic & International

[box type=”shadow”]If you are planning a business venture that will require you to ship your products by truck, the freight charges to do so will be one of the major expenses you need to plan for. Without properly calculating those charges, you won’t be able to put together a realistic…

Semi Truck’s Exhaust Pipe Specifications

[box type=”shadow”]Full exhaust systems are made of multiple components including the exhaust manifold, front pipe, catalytic converter, muffler and tailpipe. Exhaust gases travel through piping of varying size before released into the air. Exhaust pipe specifications determine flow, gas velocity and back pressure.[/box] [box type=”shadow”]Location of Exhaust System and Discharge…

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