An article in Overdrive, announces that the administration is considering guidelines to start penalizing motor carriers (MC) with a worrisome pattern of disregard for road safety rules: Continue reading
Texting or using a handheld mobile device while driving is illegal for interstate truck drivers and carries the maximum points under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability enforcement regime.
DOT #: A number assigned by the Department of Transportation
TX DOT: Allows you to haul loads in Texas
The Standard Carrier Alpha Code, a two-to-four digit identification, is used by the transportation industry to identify freight carriers in computer systems and shipping documents such as Bill of Lading, Freight Bill, Packing List, and Purchase Order. It is also used by the American National Standards Institute, Accredited Standards Committee X12, and United Nations EDIFACT for Electronic Data Interchange computer systems.
Many truck drivers know all the acronyms and terms of being an owner/operator over the road driver. From time to time, though, someone will ask us what one or the other mean. Coast to Coast Services’ experienced and knowledgeable staff is here with the answers!
If you are looking for your ICC authority, it might be helpful to know what the terminology means. Some truckers say ICC#, and some say MC#. Which is right? Actually they both are.
The federal government requires a handful of different types of insurance for truck drivers who have their own rights (MC or ICC authority). Wouldn’t it be great if someone could help you with this? We can!
In addition to your MC authority (ICC authority), you need to make sure you know the state authority you need. Call us for details. Here are a couple you may need:
You have your DOT #. You’ve got your MC authority. You have all the insurance you need. You have your own state authority. Now you’re ready to drive your truck across state lines, right? Well, not yet. You need to have the proper authority for every state you plan to drive in. Your MC authority doesn’t cover that. Fortunately, you don’t have to drive to every state to get separate authority.
In a news report on Amarillo Globe News, correspondent Jim McBride reported that three men and a woman entered a guilty plea after they were arrested for stealing meat shipments from an Amarillo, Texas plant in February. The three men and the woman, who posed as the dispatcher for a nonexistent Michigan trucking company, were indicted on four counts that included wire fraud, aiding and abetting, conspiracy to steal interstate shipments, and theft and transportation of stolen goods.