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FMCSA, What they do, and what they are

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Their website states: As the lead federal government agency responsible for regulating and providing safety oversight of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs), FMCSA’s mission is to reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities involving large trucks and buses. FMCSA partners with industry, safety advocates, and state and local governments to keep our […]

Electronic Log Books-

Everyone from law-makers, lawyers, DOT officials, to the public; cries out “safety safety safety.”  From the never stopping lawsuits against carriers, to the few bad apples in the crowd of the industry professionals that cause the major regulations and burdens associated with the ever elusive dark corners of the asphalt world. However, let ME state […]

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.  […]

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 […]

Michigan- Marijuana Transport Laws

Disclaimer–Federal law states marijuana, or in the state of Michigan, marihuana—-is still quite illegal….DO NOT CROSS STATE LINES WITH IT.  If you are going to be a dumbass, do it on your own time, and your own free will….. The thing about Michigan–State law has authorized Medicinal purposes for needing patients that are approved by […]

Oregon – Marijuana Transport Laws

Since we have promised a full line of State Marijuana Transport Articles, discussing authorized states issuing licensing.  We decided that these Need to be based on the Rules and Regulations individually–by State.  As of now, we have seen a few different styles of state regulations, however, with this new found legalized, legalizing, and decriminalization — […]

Becoming a State Authorized Marijuana Transportation Provider

PER READER REQUEST- TO DISCUSS THE MARIJUANA TRANSPORT BUSINESS, AND HOW I WOULD SET UP A BUSINESS, IF I DECIDED THE MARKET WAS WERE I WANTED TO SET UP.  THIS MAY END UP MULTIPLE PARTS.     Due to federal law stating that Marijuana is still a controlled substance, and Federally Illegal–as well as a large […]

Reader Request-Marijuana Transport

This is a topic that is depending on where you are located—It is on a mainstream public responsive —-line of discussion and debate!!——– Reader Requested a full discussion of various locations with legalized marijuana—This will begin this series of topics concerning the legalization and the transportation business within this industry. Now Understand–States might have legalized […]

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 […]

Straight from The Hill

People been telling me I’m fucking nuts, since this bullshit started…. Now “The Hill”, just positively confirmed what these rules will, and can do…..but hey, at least someone with a larger status, than this crazy driver, just gave notice to what could happen. http://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/355563-a-new-electronic-logging-rule-could-drive-independent-truckers-off