Category: New Motor Carriers

December 16, 2015

OPERATING AUTHORITY CHECKLIST

We’re coming up on a new year, meaning it’s a perfect time for a new you and to make one of the best decisions you can make for your changing 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…

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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 23, 2015

SAVING MONEY AS A TRUCK DRIVER

Being on the road is hard enough without thinking about saving money. Unfortunately for truck drivers, it’s easy to overlook your savings and just continue spending. It’s no secret that the longer you’re on the road, the easier it is to stop being so frivolous, but it’s still not that simple. If you’re concerned about…

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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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July 23, 2015

KEEPING UP GOOD HYGIENE ON THE ROAD

The trucking lifestyle makes it challenging to keep and stay clean and hygienic, however, much like all careers, appearing professional is part of the job, especially if you are an owner operator. Unfortunately for drivers, paying for showers is expensive, rest stop bathrooms can be dirty or inaccessible and finding the time for personal maintenance…

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