ELD Mandate News – What Freight Brokers Need to Know

All change is disruptive, but that’s by design. While the ELD mandate is a new condition, it’s intended to streamline and improve the carrier process. None of the changes required are too onerous or punitive to completely counterbalance the benefits ELDs will bring to the business of moving freight, the only risk is confusion. We are happy to provide information regarding the Mandate as we move through this transitional period. This article, and others on our site including this one are intended as resources in order to clarify what’s happening and dispel misinformation.

FMCSA Crash Fault Dispute Program

The New FMCSA Crash Fault Dispute Program is designed to aid motor carriers in improving Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) scores.Program is designed to aid motor carriers in improving Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) scores – if the agency reclassifies the cause of crashes that were previously deemed preventable.

Certificates of Insurance • Four Important Things to Know

One day, you’re asked to provide a Certificate of Insurance (COI) to someone with whom you’re doing business. The next day, you request a COI from another business. Do you know exactly what you’re giving and receiving in these seemingly routine transmissions? Do you get charged a fee for requesting Certificates of Insurance? Here are four key points to keep in mind.

New Food Safety Rules • What Freight Brokers Need to Know

The ‘Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food‘ rule of the FDA is directed at “shippers, receivers, loaders and carriers who transport food in the United States by motor or rail vehicle, whether or not the food is offered for or enters interstate commerce.” The food safety rules became effective on April 6, 2017 for brokers and shippers who have more than 500 employees, as well as motor carriers with $27.5 million in annual receipts or more. For all other businesses who are covered under the rule, the effective date of the requirements is April 6, 2018.