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 […]

 

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 […]

 

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 […]

 

Motor Carrier Risk Management - Craftsmanship At It's Finest

SaferWatch™ – Motor Carrier Risk Management v3.0 Release Hebron, ND — June 30, 2015 — Grizella LLC announced that the SaferWatch 3.0 version has been successfully launched and is now available to all SaferWatch users. The SaferWatch v3.0 Motor Carrier risk Management solution will help the Freight Transportation industry be more productive, with a better personal and natural carrier management experience. Familiar, yet better than ever, SaferWatch v3.0 will deliver […]

 

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 […]