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Hours of Service
During the 2019 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS), Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced that an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) on hours of service has officially been filed with the White House’s Office of Management and Budget for approval. Secretary Chao’s announcement at MATS was a big deal, but it’s hard to understand what it all means. We’re no experts when it comes to government regulation processes and we bet you aren’t either. That’s why we’re going to explain what you can expect to see before HOS changes are finalized.
April 17, 2019
mid-america trucking show
The Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) is the largest annual heavy-duty trucking event in the world. It’s the mecca of all things trucking. This year MATS is celebrating 48 years at the Kentucky Expo Center March 28th through March 30th. When they say it’s the largest trucking event in the world, they mean it. You can expect to see over a thousand exhibitors representing 47 states and 10 countries and over 70,000 attendees from 50 states and 61 countries.
March 1, 2019
Apex Startup Program
Our latest Lunch & Learn event, dubbed “Learn How to Start Your Trucking Company,” was held January 25, 2019 at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen in Arlington. Our Apex Startup Program team was in attendance providing valuable information and answering questions about the complex process of starting a trucking company.
February 4, 2019
Dock411
The Dock411 mission is all about creating a transparent, everybody-helps-everybody relationship between drivers and shippers. Dock411 has a rating system for drivers to give feedback to shippers. Serewicz and his team then transform those ratings into data that helps shippers improve their facilities. That, undoubtedly, improves the relationship between shippers, carriers, and drivers.
February 1, 2019
Trucking industry
2018 was a year of change for the trucking industry in many ways. We saw electronic logging device (ELD) implementation and enforcement, a new Administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) was sworn in, freight rates hit record highs, and much more. With change comes an adjustment period and after some time passes, we can see the impacts of those changes.
January 29, 2019
Safety Culture Scores
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) safety compliance and enforcement program has been controversial pretty much from the get-go. It officially began in 2010 to give the FMCSA a better way to identify carriers that need additional compliance reviews…
January 10, 2019
Top Stories of 2018
Here we are again. It’s December and we’re busy preparing for 2019. 2018 was a busy year in the trucking industry. We saw the ELD requirement and enforcement period come into effect. Freight rates and fuel prices fluctuated. Natural disasters…
December 10, 2018
Trucking Songs
Trucking Songs Bring Smiles and Positive Attitudes Music keeps us moving. It gives us wheels – emotionally, psychologically, and physically. A team of scientists conducting research at the University of Missouri confirmed that music can boost your mood. When you…
October 30, 2018
Common Carrier
The FMCSA Removes Registration Distinction Between Common and Contract Carrier Recently, common carrier authority and contract carrier authority were two separate types of operating authorities. Each authority costs you $300. That means if you wanted both you had to cough…
October 22, 2018
Build a Freight Bill
Most trucking company owners start out with one truck and a dream. They’ve spent their years in the trucking industry driving a truck and are over-the-road hauling experts. However, operating your own business is a completely different challenge and requires…
October 3, 2018