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October 7, 2013

WHAT IS MY CSA SCORE

Accountability, CSA-Compliance, Safety, Self-help Videos

Knowing what a Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) score is and what it can mean for your trucking company is crucial to keeping your business on the road. Your CSA score can determine how often your company will be pulled for inspections and help the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) decide if your company is…

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October 1, 2013

DOT NEW ENTRANT SAFETY AUDIT: TOP EIGHT REASONS COMPANIES FAIL

DOT Compliance, New Motor Carriers

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

WHY YOU NEED TO KNOW YOUR CSA BASIC SCORES

Accountability, CSA-Compliance, Safety

Good CSA BASIC scores will keep the DOT and FMCSA off your back, saving you time, expense and headaches.  The DOT uses BASIC (Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Category) scores to identify carriers for CSA interventions (Interventions Are Bad).  If you are above the threshold in one of the BASIC measures, there is a high…

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“WHY CSA MAY RAISE YOUR INSURANCE COSTS” – DEBORAH LOCKRIDGE

Accountability, CSA-Compliance, Safety

We found an interesting article on TruckingInfo, written by the Editor in Chief, Deborah Lockridge. She wrote about CSA scores and how it affects your insurance costs, as well as how the underwriting community plays its role on the decision making of your insurance. Deborah Lockridge wrote: “Many insurance underwriters, happy to have a new…

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HEAVY VEHICLE USE TAX

Taxes

It’s the time of year when trucking companies are filling out Form 2290 and writing out big checks to pay the HVUT (Heavy Vehicle Use Tax) for all their trucks registered at 55,000 lbs. and over.  For most companies, that is an additional tax of $550.00 per truck, on top of all the other taxes…

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DRUG AND ALCOHOL REGULATIONS

Drug and Alcohol

Here are some of the most common questions we get regarding 49 CFR Part 40, the DOT’s Drug and Alcohol Regulations section. Who is required to be drug tested? Safety-sensitive employees who operate commercial motor vehicles requiring a CDL, this would include mechanics who test-drive trucks that require a CDL to operate. What drugs are…

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

New Motor Carriers

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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HOW TO: US DOT NUMBER PIN REQUEST

DOT Compliance, Self-help Videos

Hi everyone, this is Chris Vernon with Progressive Reporting Agency. Today, I’m going to show you how to request your US DOT or MC number PIN. This video shows you step by step how to do it.  Once you make the request, your PIN will be sent to you in a letter and should arrive within…

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September 12, 2013

HOW TO COMPARE DIESEL PRICES FROM STATE TO STATE

Fuel Tax Reporting, Money Saving Tips

If you own a trucking company diesel is one of your biggest expenses so you need to make sure you are getting the lowest priced fuel available.  The problem is, you can’t compare diesel prices like four-wheelers do.  Diesel at a Nevada truck stop that is $4.00 per gallon is not cheaper than diesel at…

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- Jessica Leon

Brandon was excellent in his knowledge and explanation of what would be required for my needs. I highly recommend using Progressive for all of your DOT compliance needs.

- Cory Clement

I absolutely love the people I work with in Midvale! They have been extremely helpful and pleasant and never make you feel stupid for all the many questions that come up from starting a new trucking company. They are all knowledgeable and lead you through the steps to keep you compliant with all the DOT, IRS and IFTA regulations. Thanks Tyler, Jaclyn, Liz, Tina and Haley!

- Ruth Christensen

My life is simpler because of Progressive Reporting Agency. They are experts at what they do so I don’t have to be.  Their entire organization is efficient, professional and a joy to work with.  I can’t imagine trying to run my business without them.

- Tyler P. – Vernal, UT

Working with Progressive for over the last 10 years has been great for our business. We are able to call and get a live person who is an expert in the area where we need assistance. That has helped us make good business decisions. The service is prompt and they are usually able to get complicated things handled quickly.

- Kathy – Las Vegas, NV

We want to say thank you for all the help you have given us over the last 8 years. You have helped us with our licensing, registration and permitting, which are complicated tasks we don’t have the time to dedicate to. Taking those tasks off our plate has allowed us to focus on growth, which is one of the reasons we have been able to grow from 1 truck to over 50 in less than 8 years.

- Corey W. – North Salt Lake, UT

We had an issue with our US DOT number that we tried to fix ourselves. After weeks of frustration and getting nowhere, we made one call to Progressive Reporting and the problem was solved within 2 hours. Now we have Progressive Reporting’s contact info in all of our trucks.

- John M. – Essex, CT