MCSA-1, Explained

MCSA-1 • Freight Broker Facts and Terms As part of the paperwork reduction act the FMCSA has created the MCSA-1 form that replaces the MCS-150.  The MCS-150 form will still be used but only for a small number of Mexico domiciled motor carriers that will operate beyond the U.S. municipalities. So what does this MCSA-1 mean for you and your business?  The changes to already registered freight entities will mean […]


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 […]


Prophesy Transportation Solutions and SaferWatch: A Dynamic Partnership

 Prophesy Transportation Solutions, a HighJump product (Partner Spotlight) Each partnership we have is of great value to SaferWatch and our customers, but sometimes relationships have a way of growing beyond what you envision. That’s the best way to describe our relationship with HighJump, Inc. and their talented Prophesy Transportation Solutions team. The Prophesy dispatching software as we know it today grew from humble beginnings in the mid 1980’s. Over the years […]


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 […]


CARB-TRU Carrier Compliance and How To Go About It

CARB-TRU Carrier Compliance In a nutshell, if arranging transport of refrigerated freight in the state of California during the peak produce season, shippers, freight brokers and freight forwarders are responsible for verifying CARB-TRU carriers. Recommendations The CARB “suggest” that brokers and forwarders need to use the following strategies to ensure hiring a compliant carrier: Businesses should consider sending an annual notice to their carriers indicating that only carriers listed in […]


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 […]


Freight Management Systems and PostEverywhere form a Successful Partnership

Freight Management Systems (Partner Spotlight) The 2015 TIA conference was full of great information, lot’s of excitement, and even some overdue reunions. It was a pleasant surprise to see Freight Management Systems make a return to the TIA conference after a few years hiatus. We had a wonderful time catching up and learning about the projects they have on the horizon for their customers. They have an intent focus on […]


Revenova TMS partners with SaferWatch™

For Immediate Release Revenova TMS partners with SaferWatch™ Hebron, North Dakota – June 31, 2015 – SaferWatch™, the leading Motor Carrier Risk Management solution, today announced its latest Carrier Risk Management Data integration with Revenova TMS™ is the first and highest rated multi-modal transportation management system developed on the world’s #1 CRM cloud – Salesforce1™. SaferWatch™, a provider of comprehensive carrier safety information, has expanded its popular carrier-data intelligence integration […]