1. 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

  2. Human Trafficking: Signs and Resources

    Human Trafficking: Signs and Resources Human Trafficking is serious business. Truck drivers, whether OTR or local, play a huge role in the prevention and reporting of trafficking. We have put together some signs and resources for you to use when out on the road. Full disclosure, the FR8 Solutions Dispatch/Brokerage team did a ton of research and much of the information in this blog is directly fro…Read More

  3. Business vs. Personal: The Benefits of Separation

    Business vs. Personal: Benefits of Separation It is hard work starting up a company. The last thing you want to do is create problems that turn into issues down the road! Many small business owners start using their business account for personal expenses or vice versa. To fix this you first need to separate business and personal accounts and the next step review every transaction and correctly cla…Read More

  4. Roadcheck May 4-6, 2021

    Roadcheck May 4-6 2021 Having a good safety and inspection rating is important for having a successful trucking company. Having a poor rating can make it hard to book loads, affect insurance prices, and discredit your company name. Each year, drivers dread inspection week. Below, you can find information to help you be prepared for these inspections and hopefully take some of the stress away! As a…Read More

  5. There will always be weather to drive through and road conditions to bypass

    There will always be weather to drive through and road conditions to bypass.   As a truck driver, you must plan out your routes, whether you are staying local or driving across the United States. There are always factors you need to take into consideration such as fuel stations, truck stops, traffic, tolls, and the like. Two important factors are weather conditions and road conditions. There are …Read More

  6. 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

  7. The Importance of Proper and Timely Bookkeeping

    Proper and timely bookkeeping is imperative to fully understand the state that your business is in at a moment in time. Additionally, reports are generated to make important business decisions. If the information on the report is skewed because of poor transaction documentation, those important decisions will be based on false information and can lead into bad business decisions. How do you ensure…Read More

  8. Thinking About Starting A New OTR Trucking Company?

    FR8 Solutions Dispatch is here to help you start your new over the road trucking company right! Starting a new company can be scary and exciting. There are many requirements that need to be completed and factors to take into consideration. We have put together a list of items, some of them commonly forgotten, to get checked off before you hit the road. Bottom Line: What do you need to make per mil…Read More

  9. Personal Conveyance and ELD’s: Are you doing it right?

    The FMCSA is on their third revision to their guidance as it concerns the ELD and Personal Conveyance.  You may have heard something 8 months ago, and even verified it with Law Enforcement, but has it been changed/updated? I do DOT Compliance for a living and have received outdated information from the Motor Carrier Enforcement guys, it happens. Question: You dropped your last load in Las Vegas a…Read More

  10. Benefits of Outsourcing your Bookkeeping

    Benefits of Outsourcing Your Bookkeeping  As a small business owner, it is not uncommon for your day to go in ten different directions. Between managing employees, paying bills, and long-term decisions like analyzing costs, there’s simply not enough time in the day to handle everything involved in running a business. If your goal is to grow your business, then it is time to explore the benefits…Read More