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Category: New Motor Carriers

February 17, 2015

CROSS-BORDER TRUCKING PROGRAM TO MOVE FORWARD

After years of going back and forth, a cross-border trucking program will soon be in effect. This will open up the border to expand trades between Texas and Mexico. The U.S. – Mexico cross-border trucking program will allow Mexican trucking companies to apply for permission to travel with their U.S. bound goods beyond the 20…

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January 23, 2015

FMCSA GETS GRANTS FOR SAFETY

The Federal Motor Carrier Administration (FMCSA) recently announced the availability of a $30 million in state grants to improve transportation safety. This grant comes from two annual programs, each that are design to strengthen commercial vehicle safety. The goal of this grant is to modernize the technology infrastructure, making it more efficient to collect and…

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November 13, 2013

A NEW YEAR, NEW GOALS-GETTING YOUR TRUCKING AUTHORITY

The beginning of a new year is a popular time for people to make big life changes, like getting your DOT Authority and starting a new trucking company.  It is a big life change and can be a scary step to take, but the rewards can be well worth it.  I am a big fan…

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October 14, 2013

WHO NEEDS A DOT NUMBER

Who needs a DOT Number?, is probably one of the most common questions we get asked.  If you are operating one or more vehicles that are being used to conduct business and you can answer yes to any of the following questions listed below, you need a US DOT Number. Does your vehicle or vehicle…

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October 1, 2013

DOT NEW ENTRANT SAFETY AUDIT: TOP EIGHT REASONS COMPANIES FAIL

The DOT New Entrant Safety Audit timeline was shorted from 18 months to 12 months by the FMCSA for interstate motor carriers in July of 2013.  That means all companies with a new motor carrier authority or new MC Number will receive their first DOT Audit within one year of having their authority granted.  With…

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September 13, 2013

TOP TEN THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN APPLYING FOR YOUR MOTOR CARRIER AUTHORITY

Applying for your Motor Carrier Authority and going into business for yourself are major steps in your life. Here is a list of what we feel are the ten most important things you need to consider as you begin your journey. The list does not include everything you need to think about or be prepared…

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