In the Spotlight
On Thursday, May 21st, Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) introduced S. 1454, the "Transportation and Logistics Hiring Reform Act", which would enhance interstate commerce by creating a national hiring standard for motor carriers. The bill serves as a vital reform measure on addressing the confusing and conflicting vagaries created by the CSA scores within the marketplace.
Are carriers continuing to double broker your loads? Are they flipping a load, convenience sub-hauling, helping a friend in need? These are other ways of saying, that a carrier is illegally brokering freight under MAP-21.
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The national hiring standard would clarify and standardize industry best practices for hiring safe motor carriers. Currently, industry stakeholders are often asked to second-guess the FMCSA on determining which carriers are safe to operate and those that are not. The national hiring standard would remove the confusing and conflicting vagaries of the BASIC data as it relates to the negligent selection of a carrier.
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Are you ready for the big changes set to come within FMCSA? On Oct. 23rd, the URS will be implemented. The URS will eliminate the MC, FF, and MX numbers within the DOT sytem and make the USDOT number the sole identifier. Additionally, the URS will require brokers to update their information on a biennial update.