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Regulatory and Legislative Update - June 2024

Regulatory and Legislative Update - June 2024

June 20, 2024 |

Contents Regulation and Enforcement FMCSA to hold listening sessions on safety fitness procedures FMCSA outlines plan for updating registration process FMCSA to hold public meeting on fees charged for towing and recovery UCR fees to rise in 2025 after two years of decreases FMCSA rejects SBTC petition related to broker role in executing cargo claims Washington high school seeks age relief on commercial permits Company seeks exemption to allow limited interstate driving by younger drivers Oregon DOT seeks relief related to drivers from Freely Associated States AAMVA procedures for CDL system administration incorporated into FMCSRs Covenant, Landair seek relief from CDL restriction Legislation House bill would address FMCSA’s commercial regulations enforcement Advocacy and Comment Regulation and Enforcement FMCSA to hold listening sessions on safety fitness procedures FMCSA will hold...

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Hot Shot Trucking Texas
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Hot Shot Trucking Texas

June 19, 2024 |

Hot shot trucking is not just a logistical solution. It is an economic imperative in Texas. Hot shot services are essential in supporting businesses across the state, from oil and gas operations to small local enterprises. Moreover, it plays a crucial role in disaster relief and emergency situations. By ensuring rapid delivery of essential supplies, hotshot trucking becomes a lifeline in times of crisis. This article aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of hot shot trucking in Texas. We will also explore the regulatory landscape, safety considerations, and the strategic integration of hot shot services into your logistics plan. Whether you're a logistics manager, a small business owner, or a supply chain consultant, this guide will equip you with the knowledge to navigate the world of hot shot trucking in Texas effectively.

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Regulatory and Legislative Update - May 2024

Regulatory and Legislative Update - May 2024

May 16, 2024 |

Regulatory and legislative news for May 2024 includes the FMCSA renewing consideration of knowledge/proficiency exams for carriers and brokers, the FMCSA inviting comments on its plan for a new online registration platform and Hawaii seeking exemption on student transportation options. The FMCSA is also set to revise a younger driver pilot program. Contents Regulation and Enforcement FMCSA formally drops certain conditions for younger driver pilot program Pitt Ohio’s denied relief from CDL requirement of younger driver program FMCSA to hold virtual public meeting on registration modernization Carrier receives approval for pulse lighting system Legislation House passes bill to facilitate use of G.I. Bill benefits for CDL training House passes bill to increase safety scrutiny of motor carriers transporting mail House, Senate bills would establish a crash victim advocate within DOT...

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Regulatory and Legislative Update - April 2024

Regulatory and Legislative Update - April 2024

April 19, 2024 |

Regulatory and legislative news for April 2024 includes the FMCSA renewing consideration of knowledge/proficiency exams for carriers and brokers, the FMCSA inviting comments on its plan for a new online registration platform and Hawaii seeking exemption on student transportation options. The FMCSA is also set to revise a younger driver pilot program. Contents Regulation and Enforcement FMCSA renews consideration of knowledge/proficiency exams for carriers, brokers FMCSA invites comments on its plan for a new online registration platform FMCSA to revise younger driver pilot program following new law EPA finalizes rule to sharply reduce greenhouse gas emissions in trucks FMCSA rejects Florida’s exemption application on CDL skills testing Carrier seeks exemption for metal coil securement method Hawaii seeks exemption on student transportation options Reminder: CSVA schedules International...

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747 Freighter Air Charter to Hawaii

March 28, 2024 |

When it comes to providing air cargo capabilities, there is no aircraft in the world that compares with the Boeing 747 series of freighters. All three 747-400F, 747-400ERF and 747-8F freighter models in service today, are unmatched in carrying capacity, cargo handling, global reach, speed and versatility. An aviation icon born in 1968, the 747 is instantly recognizable by its large upper deck “hump”, four engines and six-story high vertical stabilizer. While the 747-400F is just one of the many types of aircraft utilized by AirFreight.com to move your time-sensitive freight where you need it most, it is undoubtedly one of the biggest. Today, approximately 300 747 freighters in service carry nearly half of all global air cargo, and despite ending production in 2023, will continue flying freight for the next 40 to 50 years before being retired. Why so long? Let’s look at the capabilities...

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Regulatory and Legislative Update - March 2024

Regulatory and Legislative Update - March 2024

March 13, 2024 |

Regulatory and legislative updates for March include the FMCSA awarding $180 million in grants to promote CMV safety, finalizing a rule governing billing practices, CVSA opening nominations for driver award, the FMCSA updating ELD guidance related to cross border transportation and more. Contents Regulation and Enforcement FMCSA to award $180 million in grants to promote CMV safety FMC finalizes rule governing billing practices for demurrage and detention Truck Leasing Task Force to Hold Hybrid Meeting at MATS CSVA schedules International Roadcheck for May 14-16 CVSA opens nominations for driver award Comment periods still open in various proceedings Recreational activity providers exempted from authority registration FMCSA updates ELD guidance related to cross border transportation FMCSA removes five devices from list of registered ELDs Owner-operator seeks ELD exemption on grounds of...

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Regulatory and Legislative Update - March 2024

Regulatory and Legislative Update - February 2024

February 22, 2024 |

Regulatory news for February 2024 includes the FMCSA eyeing June 2025 for proposed rule on safety fitness procedures, the FMCSA asking drivers to provide copies of lease-purchase agreements, the FMCSA proposing to revise various CDL regulations, updates of medical advisory criteria and more. Contents Regulation and Enforcement FMCSA eyes June 2025 for proposed rule on safety fitness procedures Groups question relevance of studies to safety fitness procedures rewrite FMCSA asks drivers to provide copies of lease-purchase agreements FMCSA proposes to revise various CDL regulations Input sought on FMCSA study of sexual assault and harassment in trucking Comments sought on FMCSA driver detention study FMCSA updates medical advisory criteria, publishes updated handbook Certified medical examiners must correct outdated info by February 23 Legislation New Jersey increases CMV minimum insurance...

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The Expedite Association of North America Regulatory Guidance for January 2024.

Regulatory and Legislative Update - January 2024

January 28, 2024 |

Regulatory and legislative news for January 2024 includes FMCSA Registration Modernization Stakeholder Day, the DOL issuing its final rule on independent contractor classification, comments being sought on petitions to overturn California and Washington preemption and more. Contents Regulation and Enforcement FMCSA Registration Modernization Stakeholder Day DOL issues final rule on independent contractor classification Comments sought on petitions to overturn California and Washington preemption FMCSA seeks comments on additional info related to safety fitness proceeding CARB suspends enforcement of zero-emissions fleet rule pending EPA action Truck Leasing Task Force meeting held January 18 DOT increases civil penalties by about 3.2 percent FMCSA proposes to raise UCR fees by 25 percent Legislation House bill would increase truck insurance minimum to $5 million House bill would lower...

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The Advantages of Hot Shot Trucking for Small Businesses

The Advantages of Hot Shot Trucking for Small Businesses

November 28, 2023 |

In the world of logistics, small businesses often face unique challenges when it comes to shipping their products efficiently and cost-effectively. This is where hot shot trucking can be a game-changer. Hot shot trucking offers a range of advantages that can significantly benefit small businesses, enabling them to compete in the marketplace and meet customer demands. In this blog post, we will explore the advantages of hot shot trucking for small businesses, including cost savings, flexibility, and faster delivery times.

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The Expedite Association of North America Regulatory Guidance for November 2023.

Regulatory and Legislative Update - November 2023

November 22, 2023 |

Contents Regulation and Enforcement NLRB issues final rule on determining joint employer status Comments due November 29 on potential SMS changes FMCSA issues final rule on broker/forwarder financial responsibility Medical waste removal firm seeks exemption for additional driving time Company seeks HOS exemption for drivers hauling cement Firm seeks exemption to allow use of camera alternative to mirrors Legislation House and Senate bills would repeal overtime exemption for truckers Advocacy and Comment Regulation and Enforcement NLRB issues final rule on determining joint employer status The National Labor Relations Board issued a final rule addressing the standard for determining joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations Act. The rule reverses a 2020 rule that had set a higher threshold for joint-employer status by requiring that a putative joint employer possess and...

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Essential Tips for Successful Hot Shot Trucking: Strategies for Growth and Efficiency

Essential Tips for Successful Hot Shot Trucking

November 16, 2023 |

Running a successful hot shot trucking business requires a combination of effective strategies, attention to detail, and a commitment to customer satisfaction. Whether you're a new entrant or an experienced hot shot trucker, adopting essential tips can help you navigate the industry and increase your chances of success. In this blog post, we will provide practical advice and strategies for running a thriving hot shot trucking business, covering client acquisition, load management, and route optimization.

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The Expedite Association of North America Regulatory Guidance for October 2023

Regulatory and Legislative Update - October 2023

October 20, 2023 |

Contents Regulation and Enforcement White House considering final DOL rule on independent contractor status FMCSA narrows the scope of emergency regulatory relief DOT updates tentative schedule for significant rulemakings Comment periods still open on SMS, DataQs proposals FMCSA to withhold public access to certain carrier data Truck Leasing Task Force to meet October 17 Women of Trucking Advisory Board to meet October 26 Advocacy and Comment Regulation and Enforcement White House considering final DOL rule on independent contract status The White House Office of Management and Budget is reviewing a draft final Department of Labor (DOL) rule that would revise how the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) analyzes worker classification under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA). Although the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) published in October 2022 did not address issues specific to trucking,...

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Hot Shot Trucking Regulatory and Legislative Update - September 2023

Regulatory and Legislative Update - September 2023

September 20, 2023 |

Contents Regulation and Enforcement FMCSA relaunches effort to revamp safety fitness determinations FMCSA proposes a federal appeals process for DataQs DOL proposes to guarantee overtime pay for more workers Lawless named FMCSA assistant administrator and chief safety officer Two devices removed from list of registered ELDs FMCSA announces grants for CDL programs, infrastructure Alaskan ice road school denied skills test exemption Hawaii seeks CDL skills test relief for Lanai and Molokai Legislation Senate considering consolidated funding bill that includes DOT programs Advocacy and Comment Regulation and Enforcement FMCSA relaunches effort to revamp safety fitness determinations FMCSA once again is considering changes to its methodology for determining when a motor carrier is unfit. The advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) comes more than six years after the agency withdrew a...

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The History of Hot Shot Trucking

The History of Hot Shot Trucking in North America

September 5, 2023 |

Businesses facing shipping emergencies have long counted on hot shot trucking to fill the gaps. But the hotshot field didn’t just pop into existence as it is today. Rather, this bastion of emergency shipping developed slowly over time, emerging and expanding in tandem with the rest of the trucking industry. From the earliest days of pre-automotive transport to the modern era of brokers, reshoring, and JIT production systems, hot shot providers have tailored their services to the most pressing logistical challenges of their eras. By learning this history, businesses can better appreciate the true dynamism of hotshot trucking and understand what it has to offer in any environment. We Can Help " Hot Shot Trucking Prehistory \n Understanding the history of hotshot trucking, ironically, starts with looking back toward a time when there were no trucks! Long before the invention of the...

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What is Hot Shot Trucking? aka HotShot Trucking

What is Hot Shot Trucking? aka HotShot Trucking

August 21, 2023 |

Modern business is all about strict timelines. Whether your field is manufacturing, extraction, retail, or research and development, your operations are bound to rely on a variety of activities that operate in tandem. The most minor of supply shortages can throw these activities off, potentially costing you thousands of dollars just for a few hours' delay. Success thus hinges on your ability to right the ship as quickly as possible after a supply shortage arises. The quicker you can fill that gap and get things back to business as usual, the more efficient and profitable your business will be over the long haul. Hot shot trucking is the art of dealing proactively with supply issues. Designed specifically to address supply and distribution problems that arise without warning, hotshot trucking tactics involve coordinating a network of carriers in a variety of locations. By calling on the...

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WHAT IS HOT SHOT TRUCKING? AKA HOTSHOT TRUCKING

Modern business is all about strict timelines. Whether your field is manufacturing, extraction, retail, or research and development, your operations are bound to rely on activities that operate in tandem. The most minor of supply shortages can throw these activities off, potentially costing you thousands of dollars just for a few hours' delay. Success thus hinges on your ability to right the ship as quickly as possible after a supply shortage arises.

Industries We Serve

Modern day hot shot trucking provides the speed and exclusivity you need to meet the most demanding and time-sensitive shipping requirements. We use every resource, avenue, and channel available to ship your freight by ground or air. Designed specifically to address supply and distribution problems that arise without warning, hotshot trucking tactics involve coordinating a network of carriers in a variety of locations. By calling on the vehicles closest to your supply or distribution points, hotshot brokers can fill any sudden gaps in your supply network almost as soon as they happen. This minimizes the disruption to your business and allows you to quickly return to ordinary operations, weathering the storm without skipping a beat.

Automotive

The automotive supply chain already has significant challenges. Don’t let malfunctioning equipment stop the production line. Step on the gas with HotShotTrucking.com’s suite of services that will get you back in the fast lane. With HotShotTrucking.com, companies are devising shipping strategies to swiftly deliver critical parts and equipment — whether it's ground expedite service with sprinter vans, box trucks and 53-foot tractor trailers or air freight and air cargo.

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Aviation & Aerospace

Every moment a commercial airliner sits on the ground, it costs an airline money. Expedited freight services by HotShotTrucking.com can get you back in the air with prompt delivery of parts and equipment throughout North America. We are equipped with the expertise to navigate the complexities of shipping jet engines and other types of loads, and our network of hot shot drivers has extensive experience transporting aviation assets.

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Construction

One shipping delay can snowball and cause delays throughout your entire project. You need an experienced 3PL provider who understands the construction industry and has the logistical reach to deliver your freight on time, anywhere. That 3PL partner is HotShotTrucking.com. Whether in the air or on the ground via truck and trailer, we can connect companies to expedited freight services for the prompt delivery of parts and equipment throughout North America.

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Mining & Metals

From cranes to chemicals to excavators to conveyor belts, HotShotTrucking.com has the experience and industry know-how required for shipping sensitive, oversized, and hazardous equipment. Third-party hot shot trucking and logistics providers such as HotShotTrucking.com specialize in devising and implementing innovative shipping solutions, ensuring mines can swiftly return to operation. We’ll pick up your shipment, deliver it to the airport and receive it at the other end – providing hand-carried service as necessary or required.

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Manufacturing

Every moment a manufacturing facility or factory sits idle costs a company money because of the high costs involved. With many manufacturers building to only just-in-time production rates, any disruption threatens parts and vehicle inventories. This is where the speed and expertise of freight services from HotShotTrucking.com can make a difference throughout the entire manufacturing supply chain. We do all the logistical legwork to find the optimal solution for your job, whether it's an exclusive air charter or expedited ground shipping.

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Telecommunications

From servers to cell towers, information, voice, and data must flow to keep businesses, production, and the public online and connected. When equipment goes dark, depend on HotShotTrucking.com to get your systems flashing green again. This is where the speed and experience of trucking and freight services from HotShotTrucking.com can help. Our hot shot truck network excels at the prompt delivery of parts and equipment throughout North America.

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Oil & Gas

The oil and gas industry faces challenging conditions in offshore and onshore oil rigs, often in remote locations with limited infrastructure. Don’t let oil pumps or pipelines sit idle waiting for equipment. By having the right plans, parts, people, and logistics partner like HotShotTrucking.com, you can effectively mitigate plant or pump downtime, unscheduled disruptions, and equipment failures.

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