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DOT Compliance for carriers

A DOT Compliance Checklist for Brokers Seeking New Carrier Partners

Navigating the complexities of DOT compliance remains a crucial task for freight brokers and shippers in their pursuit of reliable motor carrier partners. According to Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) Carrier Selection Framework Chairwoman Alicia Bly, “There is no doubt that we are in the midst of a fraud apocalypse in the supply chain, and the […]

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Freight Trucking Companies: Company Snapshot Data FAQs From an Industry Insider

The FMCSA’s Company Snapshot data serves a pivotal role within the freight trucking industry. This invaluable resource aids stakeholders in comprehending the operational aspects of a carrier, influencing decision-making processes. The Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS) maintains this snapshot data, ensuring accurate and up-to-date information for the industry. But what do the individual Snapshot

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Why Brokers Need Automated Trucking Authority Verification

Vetting trucking companies and freight brokers is paramount in the trucking business. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Safer Web Company Snapshot and the associated Licensing and Insurance (L&I) database are key. They provide valuable information on trucking operating authority. Today, there are more than 750,000 active trucking companies in the US, according to

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How Do I Know If a Trucking Company Has Insurance Without Manual Lookups

Liability is a continuously changing part of logistics management. However, understanding who carries the liability burden can be confusing at best, and navigating the trucking data within the SAFER Web Snapshot, operated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), is still tricky. Let’s take a deeper look at why a broker would need this

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Why an FMCSA Snapshot Is Crucial to Reducing Your Liability

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) operates the FMCSA Snapshot program to facilitate transparent carrier records. The program provides plenty of information to assess a motor vehicle carrier’s safety and operating record, but combing through each page is traditionally laborious. Still, it has become a critical safety and liability reduction tool when shippers or

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Transportation Industry Data & Solutions

What’s the Big Deal About FMCSA Trucking Data Anyway?

FMCSA Report on Large Truck Crashes The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released its annual trucking data report on large commercial vehicle crashes in the United States. According to the report, there were 4,824 fatal crashes, 107,000  injury crashes, and 332,000 property damage-only crashes in 2020.  These numbers reflect a slight decrease from the

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Carrier Details™ Launches FMCSA Data Distribution Business

Mark Draeb, Co-founder of SaferWatch®, Leads New Company HEBRON, NORTH DAKOTA, October 4, 2022 – Carrier Details LLC has announced the launch of their data distribution business for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and other trucking industry details.  The new company aggregates, processes, manages, and distributes FMCSA SAFER, Census, Insurance, Safety, Inspection, and

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