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How to Negotiate Freight Contracts

Freight companies provide transportation internationally, domestically and within the same city. They ship everything from tangible products to liquid food items to hazardous chemicals. Businesses rely on freight companies to transport inventory from suppliers and to ship finished products to customers. In both cases, the company signs a contract with…

Favoring Fuel Economy

[box type=”shadow”]You know, discussing a survey that discerns a growing long term focus among U.S. consumers on fuel economy is kinda like saying research confirms people enjoy saving money – leading to a ubiquitous “um, duh!” reaction for many. Yet for fleets that rely on light and medium-duty trucks, such…

How to Meet CDL Driver’s Medical Qualifications

[box type=”shadow”] To operate a commercial motor vehicle, you must provide proof that you are medically capable of the task without risk of incident due to poor health. The Department of Transportation provides specific requirement for those holding a CDL license. Take these steps to see that you meet the…

How to Settle an Auto Accident Without Insurance

[box type=”shadow”] Most states require liability insurance coverage. With liability insurance, damage to another person’s property is covered, but not damage to your own property. Liability insurance also covers the medical expenses of the other driver, but not your own. If you are the responsible party in the accident, the…

Precision Truck Training

[box type=”shadow”] The Truck Marketing Institute trains the truck industry in how to sell, lease and purchase light Ford pickup trucks. They use a process called Precision truck training, which is a five-course training session. A career in truck driving requires you complete a training course that teaches you to…

About Custom Truck Ground Effects

[box type=”shadow”] Custom truck ground effects allow truck owners to add custom fenders, hoods, spoilers and grills to their trucks to change the appearance and make them look fast or sporty. Most trucks are intended for work use; however, those who put ground effects on their trucks typically do not…

Specifications for D.O.T. Trailer Wheels

[box type=”shadow”] The Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) determine what regulations commercial motor carriers must follow in terms of safety. A commercial driver must perform a pre-trip inspection of his vehicle each day, to make sure all parts meet DOT regulations. Safety of…

How to Become a Truck Driver Broker

[box type=”shadow”] The movement of goods in the United States is highly dependent upon a wide network of coordinators, drivers and transportation companies. Many goods are transported through multiple channels, but most spend some time in a semi-trailer transported by a truck driver. Becoming a truck driver broker can be…

The Drug & Alcohol Policy of FMCSA

[box type=”shadow”] 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 addiction is a serious problem and an occupational…

Does Weather Affect Travel?

[box type=”shadow”] Weather and Transportation Perhaps the most important impact that weather has on travel is its effect on the physical process of traveling long distances. When traveling by air, weather is extremely important as an unexpected storm can easily cause delays, sometimes up to several days considering on the…

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