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 […]

 

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 […]

 

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 […]

 

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 […]

 

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 […]

 

TIA Carrier Selection Framework - SaferWatch™ Partners with TIA for Electronic Assessment of Carriers

For Immediate Release TIA Carrier Selection Framework Makes It Easy for It’s Members An announcement made on Monday, June 29, 2015, SaferWatch™ has partnered with Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) to streamline electronic assessment of carriers based on TIA’s own Carrier Selection Framework. TIA members now have direct access to the TIA Carrier Selection Framework within SaferWatch. As part of this partnership, SaferWatch will provide conditional access to non-TIA members who […]

 

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 […]

 

Trucking Industry – What’s Next in 2015 and Beyond?

t is common knowledge that the trucking industry is an indicator for the economy. The fall in fuel prices is giving the industry a very much needed boost.