Registering for a USDOT Number

Registering for a USDOT Number

Employers are required to register their commercial motor vehicles with the FMCSA to obtain a USDOT number. Vehicles that must register for a USDOT number are those used in interstate commerce and fall into one of the categories below: Have a GVWR of 10,001 pounds or...
What’s a BOC 3 Filing?

What’s a BOC 3 Filing?

If you’re a transportation company in the United States you must file a BOC-3 with the FMCSA before you’re permitted to legally operate. So, if you’re a motor carrier, broker, or freight forwarder and plan to conduct business across state lines...
Medical Certification Requirements for CDL Drivers

Medical Certification Requirements for CDL Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a rule change in the hopes of removing unfit commercial drivers from the roadways. According to a recent Government Accountability Office report, in just over a year, 563,000 commercial drivers’ licenses...
Best Free Load Boards of 2022

Best Free Load Boards of 2022

Are you tired of having to pay to access truck loads, quality carriers and brokers, rates data, and other nifty features? Let’s discuss the benefits of using free load boards. What’s a Load Board? A load board is an easy way to connect carriers and...
CVSA’s Brake Safety Week Scheduled for Aug. 21-27

CVSA’s Brake Safety Week Scheduled for Aug. 21-27

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) recently scheduled this year’s Brake Safety Week for August 21-27, 2022. This annual event emphasizes the importance of ensuring sufficient brake systems in commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). Specifically, the event...
The Difference between a DOT and MC Number

The Difference between a DOT and MC Number

The FMCSA requires trucking companies to fulfill various requirements before they’re allowed to legally operate. The conditions that exist for the trucking industry vary depending on the type of work you do. For example, you could be a trucker operating a...
Employing the Best Truck Drivers For Your Fleet

Employing the Best Truck Drivers For Your Fleet

If you’re experiencing driver shortages, you may feel compelled to quickly fill an empty position to avoid undelivered cargo that’s costing you money. However, you may end up spending more money in the long run if you hire unfit drivers who are a risk to themselves,...
The Importance of Fleet Safety

The Importance of Fleet Safety

Fleet safety can greatly impact a motor carrier’s success as it can prevent a slew of issues that could put their business in jeopardy. From negative press and reduced trust among clients, to vehicle downtime and a loss in revenue, CMV accidents can create a...
Keeping Your Hazardous Materials BASIC Scores Low

Keeping Your Hazardous Materials BASIC Scores Low

The Hazardous Materials (HM) Compliance Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Category (BASIC) is one of seven categories used by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in its Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) initiative to evaluate how a...
Pre-employment Screenings for Commercial Drivers

Pre-employment Screenings for Commercial Drivers

It’s no surprise that putting more drivers on the road is the best way to increase capacity, but carriers need to make sure they hire the most talented and qualified drivers available. Even during the current driver shortage, hiring a single inexperienced or...
Keeping Your Hours of Service BASIC Scores Low

Keeping Your Hours of Service BASIC Scores Low

The Hours of Service (HOS) Compliance Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Category (BASIC) is one of seven categories that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) uses to determine how a motor carrier ranks relative to other carriers in its...