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October 28, 2013
Deceptive Business Practices and UCR
Few things disgust me or get my blood boiling more than seeing other companies using deceptive business practices to prey on the unsuspecting. And it is so common in the Transportation Industry to see businesses take advantage of people by playing on their fears; using scare tactics and making themselves appear to be the US…
October 14, 2013
Who Needs A DOT Number
Who needs a DOT Number?, is probably one of the most common questions we get asked. If you are operating one or more vehicles that are being used to conduct business and you can answer yes to any of the following questions listed below, you need a US DOT Number. Does your vehicle or vehicle…
October 7, 2013
DOT New Entrant Safety Audit: Top Eight Reasons Companies Fail
Updated: August 31, 2020 The New Entrant Safety Audit is something every new trucking company owner will go through within the first 12 months of starting their business. It’s a requirement set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to make sure there are policies and procedures in place to follow all appropriate safety regulations….
What Are My CSA Scores and How Do You Check Them?
Is your trucking company considered “safe” by the FMCSA? As a trucking company owner, you should regularly check your CSA scores to determine if you could be in danger of a warning letter or more inspections. But, if you aren’t sure where to start, here’s a basic overview of what CSA is, how you can…
September 13, 2013
What Is the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT)? [Updated 2021]
Don’t forget to file the Form 2290 if you operate trucks over 55,000 pounds. Learn more about the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax and Form 2290 and why it’s so important to make sure to submit the form by August 31st.
DOT Drug and Alcohol Regulations FAQ
If you’re planning on running your own trucking company, it’s important to stay compliant. Drug and alcohol rules can be confusing, which is why we’ve collected a list of the most commonly asked questions. Check them out.
Top 10 Things to Consider When Applying For Your Motor Carrier Authority
If you’re thinking about starting your own trucking company, it’s important to consider the cost it takes to start. Here’s our list of the top 10 things you should think about when applying for your motor carrier authority.
How To: US DOT Number PIN Request
Hi everyone, this is Chris Vernon with MOTORCARRIERHQ. Today, I’m going to show you how to request your US DOT or MC number PIN. This video shows you step by step how to do it. Once you make the request, your PIN will be sent to you in a letter and should arrive within four to…
September 7, 2013
How To Compare Diesel Prices From State to State
If you own a trucking company diesel is one of your biggest expenses so you need to make sure you are getting the lowest priced fuel available. The problem is, you can’t compare diesel prices like four-wheelers do. Diesel at a Nevada truck stop that is $4.00 per gallon is not cheaper than diesel at…
Why You Need to Know Your CSA BASIC Scores
Good CSA BASIC scores will keep the DOT and FMCSA off your back, saving you time, expense and headaches. The DOT uses BASIC (Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Category) scores to identify carriers for CSA interventions (Interventions Are Bad). If you are above the threshold in one of the BASIC measures, there is a high probability the…