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November 16, 2017

What is Interstate Operating Authority and who Needs It?

Interstate Operating Authority is authority granted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to allow your trucking company to work for-hire across state or national borders. Originally, when you first started your new business, you were given a Motor Carrier (MC) Number along with your USDOT Number. However, things have changed. Now, your Interstate…

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September 28, 2017

How to Start Your Trucking Company with Progressive

Starting your own trucking company can take a lot more time, money, and resources than you might have. However, there’s actually a number of things that trucking companies don’t want you to know about starting your own business. If you’re looking to start your own business, here are the first three steps you should take…

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December 16, 2015

OPERATING AUTHORITY CHECKLIST

Looking to start your own trucking company? Today is the day to start to make the one of the best decisions of your life. There is no better time to get your DOT Authority and start a new trucking company. Being an owner operator is one thing, but getting your own authority is a whole…

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END OF YEAR FILINGS

The end of the year is just around the corner, which means that it’s time for your end of year checklist. This includes renewing your IFTA License and permits you may have to drive in New York, New Mexico or Oregon and filing your UCR. Rather than stress out and get everything done last minute,…

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October 27, 2015

E-LOG MANDATE UPDATE

The final ruling to require truck operators to use electronic logging devices has been delayed. The Department of Transportation said that the ruling is now forecasted to be published on October 30th. The rule will take effect two years following the publication, the date by which fleets, owner-operators and drivers must be using electronic logging…

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September 30, 2015

5 ESSENTIAL ITEMS FOR YOUR TRUCK

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September 15, 2015

NATIONAL TRUCK DRIVER APPRECIATION WEEK

This week is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week and although you may think it’s just a team celebration, everyone around the country should be celebrating the industry. There are many reasons why we should all take time to appreciate all the invisible work done by truck drivers every hour and every day. If trucks stopped…

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August 28, 2015

Depression on the Road

Depression is something many truck drivers experience. The job can be stressful, the hours longer than anticipated, and friends and family are often hundreds of miles away. Here are some things you can do to help you through any stressful time.

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August 14, 2015

Finding a Certified Medical Examiner

In 2014 an important law was implemented for all truck drivers. This law was made to keep America’s interstate CMV drivers healthy and our roads safer by requiring all interstate CMV drivers to have their medical examinations performed by a Certified Medical Examiner that is listed on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s National Registry…

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July 30, 2015

IS GETTING A HAZMAT ENDORSEMENT WORTH IT?

The Department of Transportation defines a dangerous item as, any solid, liquid or gas that can harm people or anything else in the environment. The government regulates most dangerous goods by forcing companies to label containers carrying dangerous goods with specific symbols, making it clear what it contains. Dangerous goods are commonly called hazardous materials…

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