Have you used Uber?
With an app on your smartphone you can order and pay for a ride from point A to point B. Drivers and vehicles are insured and background checks done. Currently Uber operates in metropolitan areas like Los Angeles and New York.
In order to increase freight opportunities, a company in Henderson, NV (outskirts of Las Vegas) is attempting to do the same with the trucking industry. In an effort to ” make interstate shipping easier and more efficient than before” On The Move Systems Corporation is looking for small and independent trucking firms to partner with.
It might be worth a look! Check it out for yourself at www.onthemovesystems.com.
New DOT Regulation for Truck Drivers
Effective December 18, 2014, professional truck drivers will no longer have to comply with daily paperwork requirements.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx states wanting to cut the burdensome paperwork waste so that American truckers can focus on deliveries and safety. Truck drivers are required to conduct pre- and post-trip inspections and with this new regulation, they will only have to file an inspection report when equipment problems or safety concerns are identified.
This is one of the largest paperwork reductions in the past decade. FMCSA estimates that truck drivers spend approximately 46.7 million hours completing Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports (DVIRs). This new DOT regulation for truck drivers will cut unnecessary paperwork costs by nearly $2 billion each year.