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August 19, 2015

Know Your Blind Spots


Safety is the most important part of being a truck driver. Along with safety is knowing your blind spots. Read below to see where the safety spots are for you.

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July 30, 2015

Three Things You Need to Know About Lease Agreements

Motor Carrier Authority, Truck Purchases

There are three types of lease agreements: lease purchase, lease program, and lease on to a carrier. Here’s a brief overview of each option and ways to determine which lease may be best for you.

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July 27, 2015

Trucking Accidents: Who Really is to Blame


One of a truck driver’s main goal is to keep safe on the road. Unfortunately, they aren’t the only people on the road, meaning that accidents can happen that aren’t their fault. Learn the statistics on truck driver accidents to see who why truck drivers are the safest people on the road.

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July 14, 2015

Understanding the UCR Process and Fees


The Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) is a necessary fee if your trucking company is going to cross state lines. Learn more about what the UCR is, if you’re required to file your UCR fee, and how it works.

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June 24, 2015

Finding Your Freight

Articles, Motor Carrier Authority

If you’ve already started down the path of running your own motor carrier company, you find yourself stuck at the most crucial part – finding freight. When looking for freight, it’s not so much finding random loads to haul here and there, but finding consistent work that is worth your time. Thanks to technology, finding…

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June 8, 2015

2290 Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Return


It’s that time of year when you need to start thinking about filing your Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) form.  The 2290 form is for anyone who owns and operates a heavy motor vehicle and drives on public roads. You pay it, but do you know what the HVUT is actually for or what the…

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May 27, 2015

Understanding Commercial Truck Insurance [Updated 2021]

Insurance, Motor Carrier Authority

Want to know more about the basics of semi truck insurance? Here are the most common terms you should know when looking to purchase insurance for your company. We cover more about basic coverage, specialized coverage, and more! If you plan on starting a trucking company, this is a must-know.

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May 26, 2015

Four Common Health Risks for Motor Carriers

Articles, Motor Carrier Authority

Whether your have your Motor Carrier Authority and don’t get behind the wheel as much or your a truck driver on the road, keeping safe is important. At Motor Carrier HQ, we want to keep you informed with the most up-to-date health risks that truck drivers can face. Know the facts.

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March 30, 2015

Motor Carrier Safety Tips


Safety is one of the most important aspects for motor carriers. Not only do you need to look out for yourselves, but you also need to look out for other drivers. That being said, when it comes to truck driving, having control of the truck is a must and knowing safe-driving tips is a great…

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February 23, 2015

Top 4 Legal Tips for Freight Brokering [Updated 2021]

Articles, Freight brokerage

We want to help you become a successful broker, but if you’re new the business, make sure you’re following these four factors to avoid any unnecessary fees and fines.

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