Federal Aviation Administration

Aviation—- Trucking—- Let me get this really clear………I have been around both………flight time started at age of 14……Have an Uncle …..you know…….. One thing I notice —– Surface Transport vs Aviation FAA Placed a Provision requiring contractors provide a duty free designated break  Examples of Breaks via 5 hour day vs a 10 hr day.  […]

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International Fuel Tax Agreement

IFTA- International fuel tax agreement—is a collective agreement between Canada, and Lower 48 States to Collectively manage and agree to administration of the Commercial Vehicle between states—–without impeding trade and commerce.  Simplification to a centralized hub, to monitor Self Govern on behalf, and require. This is the set Agreement and government approval to centralize the […]

Recruiting

Do I really need to say what has been a massive IMMEDIATE NEED, trucker’s are wanted now days?!?  From Headlines on WSJ, and LATimes, to the backyard and county registries, we all see the massive media attention, for the need for qualified operators in the Trucking Industry.  All this mass hysteria, is the drive and […]

Factoring

According to Investapedia: A factor is a financial intermediary that purchases receivables from a company. A factor is essentially a funding source that agrees to pay the company the value of the invoice less a discount for commission and fees. The factor advances most of the invoiced amount to the company immediately and the balance upon receipt of funds from the invoiced party. […]

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Dispatching for the Assets

I am not some road scholar, but someone who just gave a fuck…How in the hell did I make it this long in such a cut-throat business——Your guess is as good as mine!?!  In life, I promised myself I would always be me—–never compromising the values of a time long gone.  Where every man or […]

Washington State- Marijuana Transport Laws

Washington State, Home of Seattle, Free Willy, and Apple Orchards–Also has full legalization for the ganja……They have help pave the way for further legalization or even full decriminalization– Becoming a state that have medicinal and recreational uses. This opens a wide variety for the potential Carrier-Courier-Delivery Service.  This one simple step of full legalization adds […]

Breaking down a volume carrier

What is the difference of a volume carrier, vs a small fleet of—– say —–25 Truck with 37 Trailers.  I going to demystify this question for you in this article.  Just remember, every business is the same.  Just a matter of which bullshit you can deal with best.  They have the same functions mandated, a […]

Dominate Your Market

It does not matter the market you are in, being a proven service professional, with a carrier means you did something right.   Customers come to you, no hunting for freight trying to get by.  I have seen guys come in and everyone they meet in the field loves them to death, in the office, they […]

Self-Insured what it means, what it is, and uses

Self-Insured What is it? According to Investopedia- Self Insure- Self-insure is a risk management technique in which a company or individual sets aside a pool of money to be used to remedy an unexpected loss. Theoretically, one can self-insure against any type of loss. In practice, however, most people choose to purchase insurance against potentially large, […]

Carrier Operations and the Departments that are Support

Carrier Operations Carrier Operations are the service side of all industries.  They are the Logistical integration, between shipper and receiver, per the desires of the customer.  The customer of this service operation, can be either party, but not limited to these two designations of shipper and receiver.  The customer can also be an outside party.  […]

Ever heard of Heavy Road Use Tax?

Ever Heard of the Heavy Road Use Tax?  2290 Tax?  Heavy Vehicle Usage tax?  Required form 2290 from IRP? The heavy vehicle use tax or HVUT is a fee assessed annually on heavy vehicles operating on public highways at registered gross weights equal to or exceeding 55,000 pounds. The gross taxable weight of a vehicle is determined by adding: the actual […]

Service Spotlight: Factoring-the dark world of financial acumen

Now, being in the trucking industry, you hear people speaking about factoring and the service companies that perform the financial task of factoring for the carriers; probably see 3-4 advertisements everyday in some shape or form looking for new customers for these providers on every magazine related to the trucking industry. However, the reality of […]

The Different Types of Trucking

We all understand that trucking is the heartbeat of any location in the world, due to the simplest of facts!  The simple fact that; no matter where a product or supply of needs/goods/equipment/food, ect. are needed; it all begins and ends with trucking in even the most simplest of forms.  Now, with that being said, […]

Team operations within a semi

Team operations within a truck, are where the operators are both drivers and operate more on the 24 hour schedule.  One typically sleeps, while the other drives.  These operations tend to move 1000 plus miles over night, they are considered an expedited service, and turn above average rate returns if properly utilized. Doubling the crew […]

LTL, how these loads work and practices

LTL freight is a ballgame, that if properly performed, can be an extremely profitable, and simple to manage.  If done wrong, can create a nightmare, and a headache too big to drive to hospital to fix.  What is LTL, and why do you need to understand the game?  Simple, because running cheap freight to get […]

Every company is the same

“Every company is the same, it is just a matter of who’s bullshit you are willing to deal with.”  These words were spoken to me by my closest mentor, and friend.  That one sentence, made more sense to me, after hearing it from time to time, over a period of a few years.   Obviously, I […]