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  1. Freight Brokers: How to get a Surety Bond

    As FMCSA confirms October 1st as the deadline for freight brokers to obtain a $75K bond, it is important to stay compliant so as not to receive notice if the bond is not secured. FMCSA stated that this "increase in financial security for freight broker bonds must be placed by October 1st."

    Otherwise, any broker or forwarder found to be non-compliant will not be able to retain their licenses. Proof of bonding is a pre-requisite to licensing, so make sure your $75,000 freight broker ...

    Updated 11-04-2013 at 03:28 AM by Marie

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  2. How to Get Satellite Signal for Vu Qube Satellite TV Antenna

    Wondering which VuQube TV Antenna is the right one for you and how to operate it effectively? One example I can give is the the popular Vu Qube V10. Highly recommended for long-haul truckers because it is easy to install and fast in satellite signal acquisition. The fully automatic V10 equivalent is the Quest Portable Satellite TV Antenna that works with DirecTV and the Tailgater Portable Satellite TV Antenna, that works with Dish.

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    Check this ...

    Updated 01-06-2017 at 11:10 AM by Admin

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  3. How to Maximize Cargo Security and Control

    I was watching a footage of an actual theft recorded via CCTV in the local news and I was shaking my head how thieves can be so smart these days. What actually happened was the truck driver took a break and left his truck parked when two guys, approached it. Since he had locks somewhere attached to the truck the two men took a hard time to destroy the trailer door. So when the driver returned, he caught the guys but then they beat him almost to death. He was left unconscious.

    Cargo ...
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  4. What to Expect on Your 1st Year as a Trucker

    So you guys are coming out there, fresh and new, with your license, going to a trucking school. One thing's for sure: Your first year is going to be the absolute worst year. The trainers and the company are going to test you and see what you are really made of.

    Assuming that you just got your license, just got out of trucking school, and you're going out for your first job. The thing is, 10% of you are lucky enough to find a job with a mom and pop operation/business; 90% are gonna ...
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  5. Random Tips for an Early Morning Work

    Truckers' hours of duty vary and most of the drivers have pre-trips in the early wee hours of the morning. So I have here just random tips for those of you who are early birds..

    1. Working in the dark - for the flatbed guys who do untarping and unstrapping before the light seeps in, you can use a head lamp so both of your hands are free to work See image below:

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    It's a little piece, very light and useful. You can work faster ...
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