Post Tagged with: "DOT"

On the Marc, Step #4: Setting Up Motor Carrier/DOT Compliance Paperwork

On the Marc, Step #4: Setting Up Motor Carrier/DOT Compliance Paperwork

Since I started appearing on Shipping Wars in early 2012, a lot of people have asked me about compliance. In other words, obtaining your Motor Carrier operating authority and getting a DOT number.  My advice, based on my own personal experience, is to get both your MC and DOT numbers…Read more

Freight News Roundup – Aussie Shipping Wars, CSA Concerns, Dash Cam Vengence

Freight News Roundup – Aussie Shipping Wars, CSA Concerns, Dash Cam Vengence

Every week, we’re bringing the uShip community posts and articles about the transportation industry, transport policy and technology, and recent trucking news. Here’s a selection of great articles we’ve come across over the past week. At 13.4 mpg, the future of aero trucking? - Overdrive Aerodynamics is getting more attention these days now…Read more

DOT Final Hand-Held Ruling: Hands Free or Hand It Over

DOT Final Hand-Held Ruling:  Hands Free or Hand It Over

Drivers who violate the restriction will face federal civil penalties of up to $2,750 for each offense and disqualification from operating a commercial motor vehicle for multiple offenses. The cell phone final rule is here.  To learn more about the U.S. Department of Transportation’s efforts to stop distracted driving, visit…Read more

DOT Secretary Mineta has a Successor…

DOT Secretary Mineta has a Successor…

President Bush replaced his sole Democrat in the cabinet, who resigned this past July. Mary Peters has been chosen as the nation’s secretary of Transportation to replace Norman Mineta who held the post for 5 ½ years. She will be the second woman to hold this cabinet position behind Elizabeth…Read more