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Intermodal Freight Transportation Advantages and Disadvantages

[box type=”shadow”]Typically, transportation modes include truck, railroad and steamship. Although transportation by air also is possible, the method is costly. Intermodal freight transportation positively influences our global economy by controlling the way we move our goods. Nevertheless, some factors need to be kept in consideration to avoid restricting the value…

Reducing Logistics Cost on Transportation

[box type=”shadow”]Pricing in logistics is a combination of understanding the traditions of the routing used, the research put into the negotiations, and the timing of the negotiations. In order to obtain the best logistics costs, take into account the good faith of a long term agreement, the scale of your…

Identifying DOT Rims

[box type=”shadow”]They may move too fast to read, but every rim on every tire on the road must comply with U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations. Certain information must be included on each tire rim for the convenience of tire dealers, manufacturers and consumers. The DOT states that these regulations…

Reactivating My MC Number

[box type=”shadow”]The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is a division of the U.S. DOT. Every commercial driver, private or public, must register with the FMCSA. The goal is to ensure that the highways and roads in the United States are safe for travel by everyone. Should your motor carrier…

Tow Truck Driving Careers

Tow trucks move vehicles from one place to another for necessary repairs, disposal after a serious accident, impounding by law enforcement or repossession by a lender. Tow truck drivers operate tow trucks. Types A career in tow truck driving may involve working for a service station, the police or a…

Education Requirements of a Commercial Truck Driver

[box type=”shadow”]Earning your CDL is not the same as earning a driver’s license to drive a private vehicle. Because of the size of the vehicle, you are expected to take specialized driving education classes. The sizes of the commercial vehicles driven make this necessary. Prospective truck drivers must have a…

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…

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…

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