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DOT Logs Regulations

[box type=”shadow”]Logging is the term drivers use to describe their time record entries in a log book. To ensure compliance, DOT officials have the right to request to see a driver’s log book at any time. These laws help ensure the safety of others on the road by regulating the…

DOT Regulations on Transporting Fuel

[box type=”shadow”]The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) under the Department of Transportation regulates the transportation of hazardous materials, including fuel, on the nation’s highways. Transporters of fuel are required to follow specific registration, training, communication, packaging, emergency response and security regulations to maintain public safety.[/box] [box type=”shadow”]Registration & Permitting…

DOT Inspection Advantages

[box type=”shadow”]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. The state DOT agents perform the random inspections. Despite the dislike surrounding random inspections, they do have…

Freight Broker Laws

[box type=”shadow”]Freight broker laws govern the transport of cargo from location to another. Freight brokers consist of individuals or companies that act as intermediaries to set up the necessary services for shippers in need of having cargo transported and companies that can provide the necessary services. The Federal Motor Carrier…

Car Window Tints Legal Requirements

[box type=”shadow”]A global provider of online legal information, the laws and requirements for car window tinting in the United States vary from state to state. Each state’s car window tint laws are typically found in its traffic or vehicle code. However, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) of the…

DOT Pre trip Inspection Regulations

[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…

Tying Down Flatbed Loads

[box type=”shadow”]There are two common type of securement devices used to tie down flatbed loads. Chains with binders and nylon straps. Chains are used to hold down steel or machinery while straps are used on less dense freight such as lumber and palletized goods. The Department of Transportation has port…

National Highway Rules for Moving Vans

[box type=”shadow”]The U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration don’t regulate the use of moving vans for interstate travel if the van’s gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) is 10,000 lbs. or less. For larger vehicles, the agencies proscribe several requirements to which drivers and vehicle owners…

Pennsylvania State Travel Trailer Classifications

[box type=”shadow”]Travel trailers are a favorite way for many families to see America. Technological advancements have made today’s trailers more comfortable and filled with numerous amenities to put more “home” in “motorhome.” If you’re looking to register your travel trailer in Pennsylvania, you’ll find Pennsylvania code very straightforward—there are essentially…

Automatic Semi Truck Transmissions

[box type=”shadow”]There exists much confusion about terminology when the subject of an “automatic” truck transmission arises. Properly known as “automated” transmissions, these drive trains have come to prominence as the prime competition for old-style manuals. There are many different kinds of truck transmissions today. [/box] [box type=”shadow”] Automatic vs. Automated…

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