Liability Insurance • BIPD

What is BIPD Liability Insurance? BIPD is a must-have liability insurance coverage for commercially operated vehicles on the highways today.  This acronym stands for “Bodily Injury Property Damage” liability insurance coverage. In case of an accident you want to be prepared financially through your insurance policy to cover these two types of damages. When accidents happen people may be injured and the BI portion of your policy endorsement sets up […]

 

Hours of Service

Hours of Service • General Regulation One of the many regulations set forth by the FMCSA is the hours of service regulation (HOS).  The HOS regulations are for Interstate commerce, driven by commercial truck and bus drivers.  This regulation governs the working hours of anyone driving a commercial vehicle.  Some of the general rules of the HOS are as follows: Vehicle must weigh 10,001 pounds or more Vehicle is designed […]

 

FAST Act 2015 and CSA Scores, what’s next?

FAST Act 2015 and CSA Scores The new Federal highway bill (FAST Act 2015) has temporarily required the FMCSA to stop sharing CSA scores with the public. It is important to note the following: CSA Scores – The CSA BASICs system is merely a scoring system based on evaluation of data such as inspection and violation history.  According to the FAST Act, the removal of CSA Scores from public view […]

 

FMCSA Stops Issuing Docket Numbers (MC, MX and FF) + Status UPDATE (see bottom)

FMCSA Stops Issuing Docket Numbers Following our earlier post (read it here) about the FMCSA’s hosted conference call of July 23, 2015, which addressed questions and concerns regarding replacement of all docket numbers with one, unique number for each entity, we’ve learned that most of the concerns addressed by the industry leaders on that call have been ironed out, and that the FMCSA’s new Unified Registration System (URS) will go into effect on […]

 

TIA Advantage Program

TIA Advantage Program adds PostEverywhere® and SaferWatch™   On August 18, 2015 the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA)  announced their two newest additions to the TIA Advantage Program — Grizella’s PostEverywhere® and SaferWatch™. Both additions come with new sets of benefits and discounts available only to TIA members.   “We are proud to be part of the TIA Advantage Program and will continue to support all TIA efforts and initiatives to […]

 

SmartWay ® Carrier Status Now in SaferWatch™

SmartWay Transport Partnership, The The SmartWay Transport Partnership is a business organization designed to encourage businesses to manage logistics in an environmentally responsible way. This partnership started in 2004, and is administered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Office of Transportation and Air Quality – Transportation and Climate Division. SmartWay aims to improve fuel-efficiency and reduce various environmental impacts from the freight transportation of goods. Their membership is […]

 

Interstate Carriers

Interstate Carriers –  SaferWatch™ As a freight broker, 3PL, or Freight Forwarder, it’s your Interstate Carriers that are the life-blood of your business. It’s imperative that you stay informed about your current partners and carefully screen your potential new ones. SaferWatch provides critical, up-to-date carrier data and other information you need to make quality decisions about the carriers you partner with. There are hundreds of data points instantly available to you […]

 

Certificates of Insurance, CertData in Prophesy Dispatch

The Carrier Certificates of Insurance provider CertData, now integrated with Prophesy Dispatch Software   Prophesy customers have long since enjoyed the ability to research, qualify, and monitor Motor Carriers quickly with SaferWatch from within the Prophesy software.  Coming soon, they will also be able to use SaferWatch’s CertData™ module to quickly and accurately get all of their carriers Certificates of Insurance from within the Prophesy Dashboard. SaferWatch’s CertData™ module is a tool that provides and monitors […]

 

 
 
 

Logistics News - Press Release: Article Marketing Platform

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics News™, a free Article Marketing Platform specialized for Transportation and Logistics Professionals Hebron, North Dakota – February 9, 2015 Grizella LLC announced today that their Logistics News Article Marketing Platform has been successfully launched. The objective of this platform is to help Transportation and Logistics Professionals publish, promote and share industry related articles, press releases, audio, video and other content. The Logistics News Article Marketing Platform […]

 

A Negative Impact of the Dropping Fuel Prices in Transportation - How are you Handling It?

For years, rising fuel costs have been a battle for customers, carriers, and logistic companies alike. The struggle was real for trucking companies to keep up with costs and for customers to absorb the fuel surcharges into their transportation budgets. Rates were on the rise when the recession hit in 2007. Those of us in the industry knew something was up long before the pundits and economists confirmed it. Freight […]