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CHRW Trucks

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chrwtrucks.comThe “CHRW” in CHRWTrucks.com is C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., one of the largest third party logistics (3PL) providers in the world. Our network of more than 200 offices works for you, and will help you identify freight alternatives in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. (FOR CARRIERS ONLY)

 
The site is dedicated to your quest for freight and freedom of choice. Use the site to:
• Keep your equipment loaded and on the road.
• Do online check calls and status updates.
• Find seasonal freight.
• Get paid fast.
• Grab fuel discounts.
• Register for programs that help improve productivity and manage costs.
• Keep track of accounts receivable from your C.H. Robinson loads.
• Communicate with us and get your load tenders.
• Receive freight alert – our latest long-term freight commitments from shippers.
• Upload your own personally scanned documentation to start the payment cycle.
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Cars Arrive Network

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carsarrive.comCarsArrive provides an online exchange for shippers and carriers to come together in a trusted and secure environment to transact business. We pride ourselves on delivering a service that’s used by thousands of shippers and carriers across North America.

 

 

 

Bullwagons

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bullwagons.comBullwagons.com is the premier Internet-based transportation solution for Livestock Shippers and Livestock Haulers.”

 

 

 

 

Bear Transportation Services

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beartrans.comBear Transportation Services is a fully licensed transportation brokerage company operating since 1982. Our core competency is customer service through the use of transportation. Our Logistics Account Managers provide the highest quality service for over 7,000 loads per month throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

We have over 15,000 insured carriers contracted to our freight transport network. We qualify and monitor carriers’ performance, insurance, and licenses to protect the interests and rights of our customers. We understand the needs of our contracted carriers and believe that profitable, quality carriers bring value to the transportation marketplace. Bear’s innovative technologies and commitment to a strong shipper, broker, carrier alliance are taking us to a bright future.

 

Ag Freight

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agfreight.comThe AgFreight.com website has been in operation since 1999 and helps truckers find loads to run their operations more efficiently. Shippers of agricultural commodities, such as grain, feed and fertilizer can post their loads on the website for free and truckers contact them to arrange for more efficient transportation of their products.

 

 

123 loadboard

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123loadboard.comSince 2003, 123Loadboard.com™ has been helping truckers increase their loaded miles and brokers, shippers and manufacturers ship their freight effectively.

Today, we continue to maintain the highest level of customer service while helping carriers, brokers and shippers excel in the trucking industry. By using the latest in cutting edge technologies, we strive to provide all members with real-time information about loads and trucks throughout North America.

As your competition increases, your organization must seek new and alternative ways to maximize your revenues and loaded miles. Use the power of the Internet to increase your business. 123Loadboard.com™ is precisely in the right position to deliver the level of internet freight matching service you need and more importantly – you deserve.

123Loadboard.com™ is different than other freight matching services. We provide you with all the load and truck search options that you need under one flat monthly rate. For load and truck posters, we do not charge at all!

 

Truck Driver Medical Certificate Changes

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Truck Driver Medical Certificate ChangesIn 2008, the FMCSA issued a final rule that changes the way states must verify the medical certification for commercial truck drivers who are renewing or applying for a CDL.

The purpose of the changes is to link the medical certificate to the CDL and include the driver medical record in the Commercial Driver’s License Information System (CDLIS), the federal electronic database. The new rule will help prevent medically unqualified drivers from operating on the Nation’s highways by providing state licensing agencies a means of identifying interstate CDL holders who are unable to obtain a medical certificate and taking action to downgrade their CDLs accordingly.

On November 15, 2011, the FMCSA published a final rule that extends the requirement that drivers maintain a copy of their medical certificate on their person. The requirement was originally scheduled to expire on January 30, 2012, but the extension was necessary because all states are not yet able to post the required data on the CDLIS driver record. Once all states are deemed in compliance, FMCSA will drop the requirement to keep paper copies of the medical examiner’s certificate.

Starting January 30, 2012:

– Drivers applying or renewing their CDL must certify with their State Driver License Agency (SDLA), or DMV, what interstate or intrastate driving category they fall under.

– Drivers applying or renewing their CDL under the non-exempted interstate category must provide an original or copy of their medical examiner’s certificate to their SDLA. Note: Current CDL holders don’t need to have their medical certificate on file beginning on January 30, 2012, but will need to submit the first new one they receive after that date (no later than January 30, 2014).

– New: CDL drivers must continue to retain paper copies of their medical examiner’s certificate until January 30, 2014.

– New: Motor carriers are also required to retain copies of their drivers’ medical certificates in their driver qualification files.

Prior to the extension, the rule stated that once the information is entered into CDLIS, truck drivers would not be required to present the valid medical card for inspections or employment since access to the information will be available electronically.

With the recent extension, CDL drivers will now need three copies of their medical certification: One on their person, one in their employer motor carrier’s driver qualification file, and one deposited at the SDLA.

What remains to be seen is what will happen to medical certificates that are submitted to the SDLA after January 30, 2012, but before the State is ready to start processing them into CDLIS. There is no consensus thus far as to whether the State will refuse to accept them, accept them and discard them, or accept them and then enter them once they have the capability to do so.

 

FMCSA issues final Hours-of-Service (HOS) rules

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FMCSA issues final Hours-of-Service (HOS) rulesAs expected, the final rule for truck drivers’ hours-of-service (HOS) was issued by the Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today.

In December 2010, the FMCSA rolled out its proposed HOS rules changes, which have received decidedly mixed reviews in terms of their potential impact, in terms of its potential for an increase in the cost of doing business, as well as questions from trucking industry stakeholders as to whether or not these rules need to be changed from their current version, which have been in effect since 2004.

The final HOS rule is comprised of the following, according to FMCSA:

– the maximum number of hours a truck driver can work within a week has been reduced by 12 hours from 82 to 70;

– truck drivers cannot drive after working eight hours without first taking a break of at least 30 minutes, and drivers can take the 30-minute break whenever they need rest during the eight-hour window;

– the final rule retains the current 11-hour daily driving limit (the FMCSA was considering lowering it to 10 hours) and will continue to conduct data analysis and research to further examine any risks associated with the 11 hours of driving time;

– truckers who maximize their weekly work hours to take at least two nights’ rest when their 24-hour body clock demands sleep the most – from 1:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. This rest requirement is part of the rule’s “34-hour restart” provision that allows drivers to restart the clock on their work week by taking at least 34 consecutive hours off-duty. The final rule allows drivers to use the restart provision only once during a seven-day period; and

– carriers that allow drivers to exceed the 11-hour driving limit by 3 or more hours could be fined $11,000 per offense, and drivers could face civil penalties of up to $2,750 for each offense.

FMCSA officials said that commercial truck drivers and companies must comply with the HOS final rule by July 1, 2013.

As has been the case over the last year, the debate over HOS regulations has been somewhat polarizing.

On one side are safety advocates that maintain making these changes is the right and safe thing to do, as evidenced by a letter send to President Obama in October by a group of senators, including Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), Chairman of the Commerce Subcommittee on Surface Transportation, and Senators John D. (Jay) Rockefeller (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, and Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee in which they said they support the proposed HOS rules.
“The National Transportation Safety Board has found that fatigue is the primary factor in 30 to 40 percent of large truck crashes,” the Senators wrote. “The DOT’s proposal would permit increased flexibility for CMV drivers to get the adequate rest when they need it and to adjust their schedules to account for unanticipated delays without sacrificing a full day’s work. As you finalize the HOS rules, we urge you to make safety, scientific research, and the work that has already been completed by the DOT the primary factors in your decision.”

American Trucking Associations President and CEO blasted the final HOS rule.
“Today’s announcement of a new rule on the hours-of-service is completely unsurprising,” Graves said in a statement. “What is surprising and new to us is that for the first time in the agency’s history, FMCSA has chosen to eschew a stream of positive safety data and cave in to a vocal anti-truck minority and issue a rule that will have no positive impact on safety. From the beginning of this process in October 2009, the agency set itself on a course to fix a rule that’s not only not broken, but by all objective accounts is working to improve highway safety. Unfortunately, along the way, FMCSA twisted data and, as part of this final rule, is using unjustified causal estimates to justify unnecessary changes.”

What’s more, the ATA has repeatedly stated that the current HOS rules, which have been in place since 2004, have allowed the trucking industry to move more than 70 percent of U.S. goods while achieving record low levels of crashes and fatalities. Graves added that if there is a positive in this rule, it is the lengthy 18-month period of time before it becomes effective, which will give ATA time to consider legal options, noting that by delaying implementation of this rule, the agency is acknowledging there is no safety crisis on U.S. highways.

Michael A. Regan, president of TranzAct Technologies, chairman of the NASSTRAC Advocacy Committee, and point man for the planned February 1 Washington, D.C. “fly-in,” entitled Stand Up For Trucking, which will lobby Washington policy makers and legislators on the importance of maintaining and improving productivity in the trucking industry, said in an interview that this ruling will present major challenges for the shippers’ supply chains but noted it also cold have been worse.
“It is not as bad as it could have been,” said Regan, “and I don’t think it is over yet. One thing that is going to be very difficult is the change in the restart provision, which will present a very interesting dynamic for scheduling. There is a real incongruity in this decision and that is that the FMCSA says it wants to make the roads safer; as part of that you need to deal with congestion. Yet this rule is structured to maximize congestion after 5 p.m.”
Regan said a quandary within this rule rests in how to appease safety groups in favor of this rule—such as Public Citizen, Advocates for Highway Safety, unions and other groups—without having shippers and carriers up in arms. And with the changes in the 34-hour restart provision there are going to be drivers laid up in their ability to get back on the road, which shippers have not fully taken into account, along with Electronic Onboard Recorders eventually being implemented, which will change how driving a truck looked like prior to these regulations.

Casey Chroust, EVP of retail operations, at the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) told LM that the retail industry is firmly against the HOS rule.
“Retailers are firmly aligned with carriers against these final HOS rules,” he said. “In today’s retail supply chain, just-in-time inventory rules the day. Retailers’ distribution networks are fine-tuned machines that are optimized down to the mile. HOS times greatly impact the ability for retailers to fulfill and ship their goods. We built distribution networks around the existing rules and done studies to determine optimal placement of distribution centers with the current HOS rules in place and the reach that it gets them. Now, the range of how far carriers can take retailers’ products will be reduced, coupled with a reduction in the ability of retailers to deliver goods in off-peak hours. These rules will increase congestion, costs, and emissions as a result.”

 

BigTruckDrivingJobs.com

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BigTruckDrivingJobs.comBigTruckDrivingJobs.com is an all in one website to locate the best trucking jobs available right now and complete an online application that connects drivers with those jobs! Whether you’re an owner operator or company driver, we’re always ready to help the truck drivers that keep America moving!

 

We Believe Drivers Deserve the Best Truck Driving Jobs Possible! America’s truck drivers are part of the lifeblood of our nation, bringing us food, clothing and other basic necessities of life. The professional driver delivers over 87 percent of the total value of goods in this country, and 10.1 million people, or more than one in 14 American workers, are directly or indirectly employed by the trucking industry. Without truck drivers the Nation comes to a stop!

 

We represent the Top Trucking Companies in the United States who are looking to hire for their truck driver jobs openings. These companies have provided us with information about the type of truck drivers they need to fill their driver positions. We take their information and match driver applications, then forward the applications that meet the company’s needs to their recruiters. We find you the best truck driving jobs possible.

 

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