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Getting a Motor Carrier Number

If your company transports passengers or goods, you may need a USDOT number. USDOT numbers uniquely identify your business and allow the USDOT to track safety records and ensure that you are adhering to all operating requirements. You can get your motor carrier number online for free from the Federal…

The Motor Carrier Number

A motor carrier number is a license issued to for-hire carriers by the United States Department of Transportation. Motor carrier numbers are administered by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and are commonly referred to as USDOT numbers. Uses • A motor carrier number is a unique identifier for a…

Commercial Hauling Trailers

Commercial hauling trailers are seen every day on the highways and roadways. Commercial truck drivers utilize these trailers to haul the products that we see on store shelves, in the office and around the home. Commercial hauling trailers come in many shapes and sizes, and all of them serve a…

Truckload Bidding

**How to Write Freight Transportation Bid When bidding a contract for freight transportation you must take into account that you are competing with other companies. You want to set yourself apart from that competition in order to give yourself an edge on the competition. Every government agency or company that…

FUEL COSTS

***How to Predict Fuel Consumption Predicting the number of gallons your vehicle requires to get to a specific destination can be valuable information to accurately predict the fuel cost of the trip. In addition, this knowledge is especially valuable when driving for long distances in remote areas, where there is…

Freight Forwarding

Freight forwarders, or third-party logistics providers, are the single most effective way to transport goods. Many top companies, such as United Parcel Service and FedEx, act as freight forwarders. U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Ron Kirk says, “More than a quarter of a million U.S. firms export goods. Ninety-seven percent of…

Truck Driving

The trucking industry has one of the lowest rates of unemployment in the United States. There are close to 3 million commercial truck drivers in the United States, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor counts, and the figure continues to rise. If you are considering a career change and want…

The Trucking Drug & Alcohol Policy of FMCSA

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration was created to minimize the amount of commercial motor vehicle-related injuries and deaths. To hold or obtain a commercial driver’s license , CDL, a driver must pass drug and alcohol tests periodically. Drug and Alcohol Testing • FMCSA regulations require CDL holders to pass…

Trucking Industry Terms

The trucking industry uses its own specific terms to communicate within the industry and to the freight industry at large. There are terms for all of the tools, gear, drivers and other workers who are associated with trucking. Just like any other industry, the trucking industry has borrowed terms from…

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