Hours-of-Service and Safety- Are the New Rules Working?

Those HOS (hours-of-service) rules can certainly get in the way, but the good news is, they seem to be working. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report examining the most recent round of HOS changes (implemented in 2013) and the FMCSA responded to the report and agreed to move forward with the changes. … Continue reading “Hours-of-Service and Safety- Are the New Rules Working?”

CARB Compliance Issues- A Deeper Look at Low Rolling Resistance Tires

If you drive a box type trailer in California (including dry van and refrigerated van trailers) you likely are aware of the low rolling resistance tire regulations that are currently being phased in. What you might not know however is how these tires work and how using them impacts you. Keep reading for all the … Continue reading “CARB Compliance Issues- A Deeper Look at Low Rolling Resistance Tires”

Navigating CA CARB Regulations- 6 Essential Resources

  If you drive a tractor-trailer in California, you’ve likely heard about the new regulations from the California Air Resources Board (CARB). The new environmental regulations have been slowly taking effect over the last several years and are now starting to impact small fleets and solo drivers. If you aren’t yet impacted by CARB regulations, … Continue reading “Navigating CA CARB Regulations- 6 Essential Resources”

Will the Changes to Freight Broker Requirements Impact You?

Brokers and freight forwarders play a valuable role in the transportation industry often acting as the go between for carriers and consumers. They match willing trucks with loads that need hauling and help get goods from one end of the country to the other. Since those doing the shipping are often unaware of the intricacies … Continue reading “Will the Changes to Freight Broker Requirements Impact You?”

New Hours of Service Go Into Effect This July- Are You Ready for the Changes?

  Do you wish you had a little more time on your hands? Working as a trucker often means long hours, many more than the typical American worker. While numerous people punch the time clock at their 40 hour a week jobs, some truckers drive as many as 82 hours any given week. If you … Continue reading “New Hours of Service Go Into Effect This July- Are You Ready for the Changes?”

Form MCS-90 – Financial Responsibility for Motor Carriers

Download: Form MCS-90 – Financial Responsibility for Motor Carriers Financial responsibility means having insurance policies or surety bonds sufficient to satisfy the minimum public liability requirement. Public liability means liability for bodily injury, property damage and environmental restoration.  Environmental restoration means restitution for the loss, damage or destruction of natural resources arising out of an … Continue reading “Form MCS-90 – Financial Responsibility for Motor Carriers”

LA /Long Beach Harbor Clean Truck Program

Developments on the LA/Long Beach Harbor Clean Truck Program Since 2008, the Port of Los Angeles Clean Truck Program has had the goal to make the surrounding area eco-friendly. Additional updates have been made throughout the years, and if you are wondering where the project stands now, here are the basics you need to know. … Continue reading “LA /Long Beach Harbor Clean Truck Program”