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Truck Echelon

Vehicle manufacturers in the United States categorize trucks by gross vehicle weight rating, defined as the combined weight of the truck and its maximum cargo. The Federal Highway Administration categorizes them by their configuration, including the total number of axles and tires and whether the truck typically pulls a trailer….

Trucking Dispatcher

Truck dispatching is a rapidly growing business. Many companies hire their own dispatchers, but other companies and some individuals who own and operate their own trucks hire the services of a dispatching company. Before the Internet, truck dispatchers kept charts to keep track of drivers and loads. Today, with high…

Trailer Categories

If you are considering joining the trucking industry it is smart to become familiar with the different types of trailers that can be found on the roads throughout the United States. In order to become a truck driver, there are several factors to consider, including what type of trailer you…

Surety Bond

Surety Bond is a bond issued by an entity on behalf of a second party, guaranteeing that the second party will fulfill an obligation or series of obligations to a third party. In the event that the obligations are not met, the third party will recover its losses via the…

Securing Truck Tools

A worker cannot do a job without the proper tools. A working man’s tools represent an investment in his business and the lifeline of his income. Many workers store their tools in the back of their work trucks. Having these tools stolen out of the back of your truck can…

Owner-Operator Venture

An owner-operator is a business owner who owns a semi-truck (or trucks) and performs contract transportation services. Work can be local delivery of goods, over-the-road distribution or other service that requires the movement of objects. Before you quit your day job you should, at the very least, know all that…

Commercial Truck Financing

Purchasing a truck is a major financial investment that involves a significant amount of preparation. The decision of how to finance a truck involves several key steps and will require you to do a fair amount of research to prepare for your purchase. Many commercial truck lenders are borrower-friendly even…

What is BOC-3?

A BOC-3 is a United States federal filing that designates legal agents upon which process may be served. It pertains mostly to individuals or companies in the transportation and logistics industry, and it is often required before certain federal operating authorities can be granted within the United States. BOC stands…

Commercial Truck Insurance

Commercial truck insurance is a necessity for many businesses. Commercial truck insurance is designed to protect vehicles used for business. Though commercial truck insurance can be more complex than regular vehicle insurance, the process is fundamentally similar. Commercial insurance for your truck can be purchased directly from an insurance company…

LTL Freight Loads

Domestic trucking is the most common way to transport products and materials throughout the United States. Ranging from fresh produce to project materials, or even hazardous goods, all LTL truckloads are subject to regulations imposed by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The cost to ship materials from one place to…

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