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Laws for Hauling Steel Coils

[box type=”shadow”] The federal government and many states have passed laws governing the hauling of steel coils by trucks and the various safety precautions that must be undertaken when transporting steel coils. The U.S. Department of Transportation defines steel coils several ways, including as metal rolls, coils, spools or coated…

What Are the Dimensions of a Semi Truck?

Tractor trailers or semi trucks, to which they often are referred, can come in a variety of sizes. Federal regulations, however, mandate a specific limit in dimensions on interstates. Federal Rules on Weight The gross maximum weight of a semi truck on federal interstates is 80,000 pounds. Some states allow…

How to Become a Trucker Route Broker

[box type=”shadow”]A trucker route broker is legally known as a freight broker. The broker arranges delivery between the shipper and the person or company receiving the product. To legally become a freight broker, you must register, apply and obtain an approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier…

Regulations for Displaying the DOT Number on a Vehicle

[box type=”shadow”] The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Number is a unique number assigned to passenger and cargo carriers. The Department of Transportation uses the DOT number for a variety of purposes, including monitoring a carrier’s safety record, carrying out audits and investigating crashes. A USDOT number must be prominently…

Online Training for a Freight Broker Agent

[box type=”shadow”] Online career training is a convenient and common way for professionals to enroll in classes that can be taken during any time or day of the week. Students studying to become freight brokers can take online training to prepare for licensing and to learn the basics of the…

How to Become a Bond Broker

[box type=”shadow”] The billions of dollars that pass through U.S. securities exchange groups daily are used to buy stocks, mutual funds, securities and bonds. Bond brokers are responsible for handling the sales of these bonds, issued by corporations to raise capital. Bond brokers are highly qualified and highly knowledgeable about…

What Are the Federal Tax Laws on Trucking?

[box type=”shadow”] Full-time truck drivers are aware of the federal laws that govern the transportation industry. It is always important to brush up on tax laws so operators can best take advantage of tax deductions and know ahead of time about new regulations and taxes in the trucking industry. Contacting…

Trucking Software Requirements

[box type=”shadow”] The trucking system has implemented information systems technology and software to make operations more efficient and resourceful. There are Windows-based software packages that trucking companies can integrate into their business. These software packages have many user-friendly interfaces. There are no federal regulations governing the use of software for…

How to Get a Surety Bond Released

[box type=”shadow”] Surety Bond Getting a surety bond released essentially means terminating it, because you have successfully performed the duty the surety bond was meant to insure. It is fairly simple to release a surety bond: all you need to do is apply to the bond producer, or broker, who…

Setting Up QuickBooks for a Freight Broker

[box type=”shadow”] A freight broker company brings together a shipper that needs to transport goods and an authorized carrier who wants to provide the service, according to “Entrepreneur” magazine. QuickBooks accommodates the bookkeeping needs of a freight broker company with its estimates, which users can seamlessly roll over into invoices….

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