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The Unified Registration System Has Been Delayed

By |July 26th, 2016|

JULY 26, 2016 - As an existing carrier, you’ve already got enough to worry about in an industry chock full of rules and regs. At least in one instance – and at least for a little while – you can breathe easy. The Federal Motor Carrier [...]

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July 2016 Rulemaking Recap

By |July 25th, 2016|

JULY 25, 2016 -Although we’re deep in the doldrums of summer, significant regulations that could have a profound effect on the industry continue to churn forward in Washington. The big hubbub this month was the closing of comments to a proposal that could create more regulation [...]

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Why Run a Criminal Records Check?

By |July 21st, 2016|

JULY 21, 2016 - There are many answers to that question. If you aren’t doing them already, what are you waiting for? As a business owner in an industry facing increased regulations and stiff (and rising) penalties for noncompliance, it is in your best interest to [...]

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Vehicle Maintenance Recordkeeping

By |July 20th, 2016|

JULY 20, 2016 - Most owners of a DOT-regulated business realize the importance of keeping up on their vehicles’ maintenance. What is not always clearly understood, however, is the vehicle maintenance records the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires. This includes the specific documents that need [...]

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Sleep Apnea: The Commenters Have Spoken

By |July 19th, 2016|

JULY 19, 2016 - Boy have they ever. Commenters of all stripes were not shy in expressing their opinions about a proposed rulemaking that could result in more regulatory oversight around the condition of sleep apnea in the trucking and rail industries. A total of 590 [...]

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The Rise of Deceptive Telemarketing Practices: What You Need to Know

By |July 18th, 2016|

JULY 18, 2016 - If you have a DOT number, you’ve likely received the phone calls yourself:  calls from DOT compliance service providers offering many of the programs and services you need to operate legally. And while some of these companies are genuinely interested in helping [...]

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Understanding Roadside Inspections

By |July 14th, 2016|

JULY 14, 2016 - In 2015, the FMCSA reported that over 3 million commercial motor vehicles underwent roadside inspections after being pulled over. Approximately 600,000 of those received Out-of-Service (OOS) violations. When drivers receive OOS violations, they cannot resume driving until the breach has been corrected. [...]

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4 Ways to Ensure a Good Working Relationship With Your Factor

By |July 12th, 2016|

JULY 12, 2016 - Freight factoring is like any other business relationship: Based on shared respect, trust, and professionalism. Still, any mutually beneficial partnership can become strained for a number of different reasons. Here are some tips to help you maintain a prosperous, positive relationship with [...]