December 7, 2015 Leave a comment
FMCSA Releases Prohibition of Coercion Final Rule
Follow this link for PDF format: Prohibition of Coercion Final Rule
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September 24, 2014 Leave a comment
February 7, 2014 Leave a comment
Besides the fact that having trucking insurance is law, verifying your carrier’s insurance certificate is an invaluable practice for guarding against chameleon carriers and identity theft.
The Law. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, known at the FMCSA, has set the standard for minimum insurance coverage for motor carriers, freight brokers and freight forwarders. See Example below taken from the FMCSA website:
AUTHORITIES SUBJECT TO FILING
|BMC-91 or BMC-91X||Public liability insurance (bodily injury/property damage/environmental restoration)||
|BMC-84 or BMC-85||
||Broker of Freight|
|BOC-3||Legal Process Agents||All Authorities|
So, naturally if you are a law abiding individual or corporation in the trucking industry, you have firstly insured yourself with the required insurance and secondly done your due diligence when employing a third-party to be sure they are also law abiding.
October 16, 2013 Leave a comment
Beginning October 1st, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), Section 32915, required “anyone acting as a broker or a freight forwarder and subject to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) jurisdiction, including motor carriers, to register and obtain broker or freight forwarder authority from FMCSA.” So, whether you are a full-time freight broker, freight forwarder, or just a small trucking company that occasionally brokers out a load or two (with the exception of dealing with an interlining service) the FMCSA now mandates that you have designated broker authority. To receive this authority, brokers and forwarders are required to file a surety bond or trust fund agreement with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to receive a freight broker’s license.
So, with greater regulation comes greater responsibility — financial responsibility that it. The bond amount also increased from $10,000.00 to $75.000.00.
September 26, 2013 Leave a comment
Did you know there is a government agency specially designed to promote fuel-efficiency and promote green initiatives in an effort to reduce our carbon footprint in the trucking industry? There is! It is called SmartWay and is defined by the EPA website as “a public/private collaboration between the USEPA and the freight transportation industry that helps freight shippers, carriers, and logistics companies improve fuel-efficiency and save money.” The goal is to reduce inefficiencies, reduce carbon emissions through green initiatives, and provide information to the transportation industry and the public.
ARPCO Transport Services is proud to announce that we have been approved, yet again, as a 2013 member in good standing of SmartWay! This makes three consecutive years of SmartWay Partnership for ARPCO!
September 5, 2013 Leave a comment
If you drive down highway 114 in Grapevine, Texas, between Main Street and Texan Trail, you will see the big blue ARPCO letters and large bay windows from our office suite located in the warehouse district by DFW airport. But it didn’t always used to be that way.
There was a time when ARPCO was housed in Albert Puig’s home office with a row of gray filing cabinets, a rolodex, and a single 8 line telephone with blinking light-up buttons that has been ringing with the same telephone number that it has had for 25 years.
August 15, 2013 Leave a comment
A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of submitting a questionnaire to a fellow “Twitterer” ARPCO has enjoyed connecting with on Twitter (@truckersjourney). The questionnaire asks about the daily life of a truck driver and for this blog I would like to share his fresh and straight-forward answers. Thank you, Trucker’s Journey, for keeping America moving on your wheels!