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 […]

 

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 […]

 

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 […]

 

 
 
 

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 […]

 

Certificates of Insurance - Importance of Due Diligence

Risk management is one of the first jobs we should start working on to insure our business stays within the law and out of trouble.  In the freight industry the most important aspect of risk management are the certificates of insurance.  Whether you are looking for a load to carry, or looking for someone to carry your load, this type of insurance is of paramount importance!   Some brokers and […]