FMCSA Receives More Than 2,600 Comments on HOS Proposal Original article link Trucks park for a rest break along the side of Interstate 66 in Manassas, Va. (Jim Galligan for Transport Topics) The variety of the more than 2,600 written public comments on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s proposed changes to its hours-of-service rules […]

California Passes Bill That May Affect Independent Contractor Status for Truckers Link to Article California lawmakers have passed a bill that codifies into law a 2018 state Supreme Court decision that makes it easier for independent contractors to become reclassified as employees of motor carriers. Assembly Bill 5, passed along party lines by the state […]

September 25, 2019 4:45 PM, EDT Article Link California Gov. Gavin Newsom Signs Heavy-Duty Truck Smog Inspection Program Bill Into Law Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom by Rich Pedroncelli/Associated Press Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed into law a bill that directs the California Air Resources Board and other state agencies to develop and implement a […]

The Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), and Surface Transportation Board (STB) are the three agencies within the DOT that serve in the issuance of licenses and permits. The DOT is charged with the safety elements in the transportation industry as a whole with oversight responsibilities regarding elements of railroad safety […]

The “Partnership” between shippers, brokers, carriers, and freight forwarders is to assure that carriers and brokers are paid for their services. The most valuable commodity in the transportation industry is the motor carrier.  They should never accept the transitional from the client, moving loads to the claimant, filing claims to be paid.  Murphy’s Law is […]

Mexican and Canadian Freight The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issues “Property Broker License” to cover both interstate and foreign commerce, which includes imported and exported cargo, via steamship, Mexican and Canadian freight.  This authority covers freight once it comes across the border and is transloaded at United States (US) ports, and processed through […]

Marketing…Marketing…Marketing – some pointers on data privacy A couple of days ago we were shocked to receive notice of a pending lawsuit against TFS for sending out an unsolicited text message to a transport company promoting some of our services on www.TFSMall.com.  The number we had texted information too was listed as a business number […]

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