What is a DOT and an MC number?

Are you looking to know everything about what is DOT and MC number? You’re in the right place because we have a complete guide on this topic. Read more! DOT stands for (Department of Transportation) and MC stands for (Motor Carrier). In this article, we will let you guys know about what a DOT number and an MC number is so that you don’t have … Continue reading What is a DOT and an MC number?

Things to Know About Owner Operator Trucking

Owner Operators are individuals who own and operate their own trucking business. This could mean that they either work with a carrier or operate under their own authority. If you are considering becoming an owner operator in the trucking business, we have outlined the essentials of becoming one. There are several factors that must be taken into consideration. Even though it’s a big decision and … Continue reading Things to Know About Owner Operator Trucking

Healthy Trucking, Healthy Living

Every trucker knows the road can be a dangerous place. Besides the obvious transit-related risks of constantly being on the road, some damages are less apparent, slowly worsening until they start to cause serious trouble. We’re talking about what trucking can do to your health. Think about it: all those hours sitting down behind the wheel, as well as all that junk food we often … Continue reading Healthy Trucking, Healthy Living

9 steps to starting a successful trucking company

A quick checklist that will help you to start your business in the trucking industry:  Commercial driver’s license Apply for Your Federal DOT and Motor Carrier Authority Numbers Complete Your Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Get an International Registration Plan (IRP) Tag Understand Heavy Use Tax Regulations Obtain an International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) Decal File a BOC-3 Form Get A Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC) … Continue reading 9 steps to starting a successful trucking company

Greener Trucking

Trucking Can Also Be Green Trucking is not usually thought of as being environmentally friendly. And with good reason. Trucks emit a significant part of the global supply chain’s carbon footprint. That being said, it’s completely possible to make trucking, and supply chains in general, greener. Here’s a couple of measures you can explore in order to make your supply chain more environmentally friendly. You … Continue reading Greener Trucking

QuickLoad announces Quick Quotes & New Container Services for Shippers

Quickload, an online logistics platform designed to connect shippers with trucking companies, will make its debut appearance at The Great American Trucking Show later this month. Quickload will be located in booth #30019 and encourages all attendees to stop by to learn about the company and its in-house technology. “We are thrilled to meet and collaborate industry leaders at this year’s Great American Trucking Show. We are excited … Continue reading QuickLoad announces Quick Quotes & New Container Services for Shippers

QuickLoad to attend 2017 FTA Annual Conference

The Florida Trucking Association’s (FTA) Annual Conference is taking place on August 3–4, 2017 at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida, and QuickLoad is excited to be attending. The two days will be spent alongside industry leaders as well as participating in seminars and workshops that will focus on trucking technologies, logistics, and driver accomplishments. The FTA is the trusted voice: Promoting and protecting the interests of Florida’s … Continue reading QuickLoad to attend 2017 FTA Annual Conference

History of Trucking: The Interstate Highway System

More than 60 years ago, construction began in what is perhaps one of the greatest public works projects in the history of the United States, one that changed the trucking industry in America forever: the Interstate Highway System. It’s hard to imagine today but before 1956, when the Federal-Aid Highway Act signed by President Dwight Eisenhower approved its construction, the United States was connected by … Continue reading History of Trucking: The Interstate Highway System

Planning ahead: the secret of saving on accessorials

Accessorials can cost you. That’s no secret. As its name suggests, accessorials are charges or fees brought by additional or unexpected services provided by your carrier. Here are just a couple of things that can trigger accessorial fees: Use of liftgates Some carriers charge extra for using their truck’s liftgate to raise or lower cargo. Oversized items If your item is longer than a specified … Continue reading Planning ahead: the secret of saving on accessorials