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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 02:28 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 10:10 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. Feedback - cooler

    Quote Originally Posted by Admin View Post
    Just to clarify a little. The 12 volt heater boxes do NOT cool. They are not designed to cool. They are only designed to heat and are used to keep cooked food warm while you bring it from one place to another.
     
    Personally I do NOT recommend that you use a cooler/warmer for heating, especially on the road. First it takes forever to heat it up and second it tends to be a breeding ground for bacteria and being on the road, it is not quit as easy to make sure it gets cleaned properly
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  5. Top Things for Truckers while Living on the Road

    Quote Originally Posted by tajw View Post
    Well, this is a bit more than ten things, but it's a list I made up of what I consider essentials. Please feel free to comment on needed modifications. With apologies to Marie, I'm a guy and I know the Ladies need additional stuff that I'm pretty much clueless about.

    Things to take on the road

    Money and Documents:
    • Wallet
    • Debit Card
    • Cash
    • Social Security Card
    • Driver’s License and DOT medical card and insurance card
    ...

    Updated 10-02-2013 at 12:51 AM by Marie

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