Standard Carrier Alpha Codes

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.

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Registering your over the road truck

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.

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Truck Heists and Cargo Thefts: Why Trucking Insurance Matters More than Ever

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.

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