1. What is the SMS Report and how does it affect my DOT?

    What is the SMS Report and how does it affect my DOT? SMS stands for Safety Measurement System.  Its function is to help the FMCSA identify carriers with potential safety issues so that they can intervene and get that carrier back on track before a serious event.  The SMS report is based off BASICs (Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories).  Those categories are:  Unsafe Driving, C…Read More

  2. Top Reasons To Invest in Compliance

    DOT Compliance can be time consuming and oftentimes frustrating when you are trying to do it on your own.  Not only are you trying to “keep trucking” as every load counts on your Companies bottom line, you are also trying to remember all the things you need to stay compliant.  Driver Qualification files, Fleet Files, ELD/RODs, IFTA/WDT, IRP and permits are just a handful of items needed to s…Read More

  3. Need Cash Fast? Considering the Factoring Company Option

    Need Cash Fast? Considering the Factoring Company Option   Not all factoring companies are the same but here I will provide a generalization of factoring companies. You will need to read the details of the agreement with the factoring company to evaluate what their specific details and conditions are.  The design of a Factoring Company is that they will buy your unpaid customer invoices from…Read More

  4. HOS: Hours Of Service

    Hours of Service (HOS) can often times be a frustrating aspect of driving.  The rules are constantly evolving, and it can be a task to keep up with all the changes at times.   HOS The Final Rule On June 1, 2020, FMCSA revised four provisions of the HOS regulations to provide greater flexibility for drivers without adversely affecting safety. Motor carriers are required to comply with the new HO…Read More

  5. Weight Distance Tax

    WEIGHT DISTANCE TAX IFTA is not the only tax you are required to pay when you cross into other jurisdictions. In addition to IFTA, there is the HVUT 2290 Tax (we will go over this in another blog post) and the four states that require a weight distance tax as well (Oregon, New Mexico, Kentucky and New York).  Weight distance tax is typically dependent on your truck’s weight and how many miles y…Read More

  6. Human Trafficking- Lanier Law Firm

    We were contacted by Lanier Law Firm about human trafficking. They put a ton of work into this article. We hope you find it helpful! Click the link to head to their website. lanierlawfirm.com/trucking-and-human-trafficking/…Read More

  7. FR8 Solutions- Helping The Community

    FR8 Solutions LLC Working to Help  Habitat For Humanity in The Community FR8 Solutions loves the local and surrounding communities. We are committed to help wherever we are needed - whether it is professionally or personally.  Today, Habitat needed us to provide lunch to all the wonderful volunteers who are working hard on an active build for a well-deserving family. An enormous amount of hard w…Read More

  8. Managing Your Over the Road Trucking Company

    Managing Your Over the Road Trucking Company   Often, when you start your own trucking company you are working both as a business owner and a truck driver. There is a lot to manage- Let’s look at some of the major responsibilities and how FR8 Solutions can help make managing your over the road trucking company a breeze.   Expenses and Taxes: As a business owner, you must know how much money is…Read More

  9. What is the Clearninghouse?

    What is the Clearinghouse? "The Clearinghouse is a secure online database that gives employers, FMCSA, State Driver Licensing Agencies, and State law enforcement personnel real -time information about CDL driver drug and alcohol violations, thereby enhancing safety on our nations roadways." Though implementation of the Clearinghouse was January 6, 2020, the rule took effect January 4, 2017. The in…Read More

  10. Are A Few Seconds Worth Your Life? Stop! Trains Can’t.

    Are a few seconds worth your life? Stop! Trains Can’t. Railroad crossing Safety. The devastation in losing a loved one, due to an accident involving a train is not unheard of. I personally have a friend that was impacted by losing two of her sisters in a train accident. Every day we put our lives at risk, and we do not realize how safety can make an impact on someone’s life if we are not cauti…Read More