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License and Permit Checklist for New Trucking Companies

Trucking is a heavily regulated industry so check out “License and Permit Checklist for New Trucking Companies,” a blog post by Reliable Permit Solutions, LLC to find out which steps to take to operate legally as an interstate trucking company.

By |2022-06-15T21:12:59+00:00June 20th, 2022|Blogs|0 Comments

What Can be Considered a Commercial Truck?

When Can You Operate as a Commercial Truck? A Guide for Entrepreneurs Whether you run a business that requires your own fleet of trucks, or you offer transportation and logistics services, you would need to follow some rules and regulations before your vehicle could legally run as a commercial truck, to find out more about this and trucking permits, read on. The Federal law on commercial motor vehicles According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, found at 49 U.S.C. 31132, Section 31132. A commercial motor vehicle is defined as a self-propelled or towed vehicle used on the highways in interstate commerce to transport passengers or property, if the vehicle— (A) has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross vehicle weight of at least 10,001 pounds, whichever is greater. (B) is designed or used to transport more than 8 passengers (including the driver) for compensation. (C) is designed or used [...]

By |2022-06-15T20:54:22+00:00June 15th, 2022|Blogs|0 Comments

3 tips for safe driving at night

You may have years of experience as a trucker, but don’t underestimate the hazards of night driving. Depending on your schedule, you may be carrying cargo along the road for hours in darkness. While navigating the typical hazards that come along with hauling materials, you must now add another set of safety skills to your routine. Before you start your next night route, here’s a reminder of three ways to drive safely through the night. Rest well before driving While driving at night, it can feel quite tempting to close your eyes. If you’re new to night driving, this temptation can be even greater. Plan your rest time with limited distractions and make sure that your body feels rested. A rested driver is a safe driver. Clean your windshield The dust, squashed insects, and all of the other particles on your windshield can quickly build up and create a [...]

By |2020-11-17T22:47:23+00:00November 17th, 2020|Blogs|0 Comments

4 ways to safely drive in high winds

Speed and control are important factors for truckers. When you add in weather conditions like high winds, carrying cargo can become even more challenging. Since trucks are taller than most vehicles, they are at risk of being caught in the wind. Picture a sail swaying back and forth. Losing control is not only dangerous for a trucker but also for the other vehicles on the road. However, if you’re safely able to continue while driving in windy conditions, here are four helpful tips: Slow down early Don’t wait until the last minute to slow down — or maintain a safe distance from other cars. Instead, gain a better understanding of wind speeds by looking at road signs. Monitor and control your speed as a proactive way of staying safe. Be mindful of your light-weight trailer Less weight is more dangerous on a windy day. If the trailer is light-weight, [...]

By |2020-09-14T22:22:36+00:00September 14th, 2020|Blogs|0 Comments

Trucking in times of COVID-19

Truckers are essential to the survival of the country. Without them, the supply of necessary products would be cut off from those who need them. This has been proven to be true time and time again since the pandemic started spreading around the world. But being essential does not necessarily mean you will be safe, and, while oversize load trucking is mostly a solo endeavor that doesn't require too much human contact, there will be times in which drivers will be wide open to the possibility of catching the coronavirus. So, how can a truck driver stay safe from getting sick? Well, it's definitely going to take some planning ahead and a few simple changes. Let's take a look: Follow the recommended guidelines – yes, wearing a face mask, washing your hands for 20 seconds, social distancing, not touching your face, and using hand sanitizer, work, and they work [...]

By |2020-07-20T21:06:22+00:00July 20th, 2020|Blogs|0 Comments

3 Tips for Shipping Oversized Loads

To ensure that your transport is a success, it's essential to keep a few key considerations in mind when you're shipping oversized loads. Aside from consulting with Reliable Permit Solutions about the permit(s), you'll need to transport your cargo within a state or through multiple states, you'll want to address the following tips. Have the Right Equipment for the Job To safely and efficiently transport an oversized load, you need to choose the right trailer and equipment for the job. Drop deck trailer? Extended drop deck trailer? Lowboy trailer? It's important to use a trailer that's most ideal for the material to be shipped. Each type has its own pros and cons, but by outlining your shipping needs, you can choose the ideal solution for the run. Map out the Route Take time to map out the route for shipping your oversized load ahead of time. Drivers can't simply [...]

By |2020-06-11T22:20:37+00:00June 11th, 2020|Blogs|0 Comments

Reliable Permit Solutions Offers Florida Trip and Fuel Permits

Reliable Permit Solutions Offers Florida Trip and Fuel Permits If you're a transportation company based somewhere other than Florida and your trucks don't have current IFTA credentials, you need to obtain Florida trip and fuel permits for those vehicles before they enter the state. Florida is the second most popular trucking state in the United States. That's why we're excited to announce that we are now one of just four companies able to issue these permits. About Florida trip and fuel permits Florida trip and fuel permits are available through authorized permit service companies, including Reliable Permit Solutions. Purchasing these permits is easy. They are available electronically online or via phone. Both permits need to stay with the vehicle while it is in the State of Florida. To purchase these permits you'll need your company contact information, the vehicle's license and VIN number, the make and model of the truck, [...]

By |2020-05-18T14:48:26+00:00April 24th, 2020|Blogs|0 Comments

Top 5 Most Popular Trucking States in the US

Whether you’re in for the long haul or just crossing a state or two, there are a variety of trucking routes to choose from. Ever wonder how popular the state you frequent is? Lucky for you, there are notable states that take the stage as the most popular among truck drivers and routes.  The first state that has a high volume of trucking along its routes is California. With such a large state, there are so many options for truck drivers making their way through California, its most popular routes ending up in Los Angeles or San Francisco, sometimes even going to and from the cities.  The next most popular state is Florida. The east coast has more routes than the west coast, so it’s no surprise Florida is very popular with several routes and stops within the state. Florida is also usually more accessible than other states for truckers [...]

By |2020-03-07T20:39:01+00:00March 7th, 2020|Blogs|0 Comments