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June 17, 2024

A Brokering Guide for New Authorities


Starting out in the freight industry as a new motor carrier is both exciting and nerve-wracking. One of the most important relationships you’ll need to build is with freight brokers. These intermediaries play a huge role in helping you get loads, negotiate rates, and ensure everything runs smoothly. Let’s dive into how freight brokers can…

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June 7, 2024

What Can You Do As a New Broker to Build Relationships

Business Management, Owner Operator

Entering the world of motor carrier brokerage can be both exhilarating and daunting. As a new freight broker, one of your primary goals should be to build strong, lasting relationships with carriers and shippers. These relationships are the foundation of your business and can significantly influence your success. Here’s a comprehensive guide to help you…

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May 25, 2024

How Much Does it Cost to get a DOT and MC Number?

DOT, Motor Carrier Authority, Owner Operator, UCR

For anyone venturing into the world of trucking and transportation, navigating the regulatory landscape is an essential step. A significant part to this process is obtaining a DOT (Department of Transportation) number and an MC (Motor Carrier) number. These identifiers are crucial for operating legally in the U.S. as they ensure that your business complies…

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May 9, 2024

BOI Reporting for Trucking Companies

Business Management, Owner Operator

Behind-the-scene of every operating trucking company is a web of regulations and paperwork. For truck drivers, staying compliant is not only a legal requirement but a major component in ensuring that their company is running efficiently so they can stay on the road. One new aspect for companies to understand is Beneficial Ownership Information (BOI)…

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April 24, 2024

Navigating Summer Traffic

Owner Operator, Uncategorized

Now— summer is just around the corner. What does that mean? An increase in the number of vehicles and the annoying Class A Motorhomes on the road as people enjoy their summer vacations. So, what does it mean for truck drivers during the summer? More vehicles in your way on your journey to deliver your…

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April 11, 2024

Understanding The New DOL Rules: W-2 Employees vs. 1099

Business Management, Owner Operator, Uncategorized

The Department of Labor (DOL) has thrown a curve ball introducing new rules, shaking up how we define W-2 employees versus 1099 contractors, effective since March 11th, 2024. There have been a number of questions coming from our clients with Motor Carrier HQ about the new DOL rules. The DOL aims to bring clarity to…

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March 10, 2024

Spring Cleaning: Organizing Your Truck

Owner Operator

Spring cleaning season. People have been looking forward to this moment ever since the first snow started falling and the daylight hours started getting shorter. The arrival of spring brings with it the smile of the sun, which marks the transition from winter to summer. Take advantage of spring cleaning to keep your rig in…

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February 21, 2024

FMCSA Issues Fake Safety Audit Scam

Business Management, Owner Operator

It’s crucial to stay on top of things in the fast-paced world of trucking, and right now, there’s a serious heads-up from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). There’s been a rise in fake safety audit emails targeting truckers. Understanding the Scam The FMCSA has spotted several shady emails pretending to be official safety…

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February 5, 2024

Valentine’s Day Special: Keeping the Romance Alive on the Road

Owner Operator

Valentine’s Day— a celebration of love and affection — can pose a unique challenge for those professions and lifestyles that keep them on the road, like trucking. Maintaining romance connections while constantly moving from one place or another requires some creativity, effort, and a bit of spontaneity. The Challenge of Love on the Move Life…

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January 20, 2024

Best Trucking Playlists for Every Mood

Owner Operator

Long hours on the road with nothing but white lines and the open road can be physically, emotionally, and mentally draining. This is where the magic of music comes into play. Music can uplift spirits and keep drivers alert. Podcasts can provide entertainment for the many hours behind the wheel. Creating mood-specific playlists can enhance…

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