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Four Questions to Ask Your Freight Management Company

June 9, 2017

Unless you are in the business of planning and providing transportation for heavy equipment and machinery or goods, you may not be all too familiar with the term “freight management.” A company that provides freight management to its customers may take the lead on cargo logistics. It involves everything from controlling cost and inventory storage to maintaining accurate records from the freight’s arrival to its shipment. If you need to move a cargo load, then you may decide to take advantage of services from a professional freight management company. But how do you know if a certain company is right... View Article

Understanding the World of Freight Transportation: Seven Industry Terms You Need to Know

May 24, 2017

The world of freight transportation and oversized trucking can be a complicated one. Between protocols, shipping laws and industry jargon, maneuvering through the world of transportation logistics can seem overwhelming. That’s why our knowledgeable team at Osage Specialized Transport strives to do everything we can to make the process less complicated for our clients. We feel that, the more you know about what we do, the more comfortable you’ll be trusting our logistics company in Aurora, CO with the transportation of your goods. One way we’ve found to help make the transportation process seem less complicated for our clients is... View Article

Cargo Securement Tips

May 16, 2017

Know the regulations. Cargo securement standards represent the minimum safety requirements for general cargo and some specific commodities. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) outlines U.S. cargo securement rules on its website at www.fmcsa.dot.gov/regulations/cargosecurement/cargo-securement-rules. If you are transporting hazardous materials, they have additional load securement requirements. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) outlines hazardous load securement rules in 49 CFR Part 177, Subpart B. These regulations can be accessed online at www.ecfr.gov. In the Browse area, select “Title 49 – Transportation” from the drop-down menu. Under the “Subtitle B – Other Regulations Relating to Transportation” heading, select... View Article

How to Avoid Extra Shipping Charges: Six Insider Tips from a Trucking Company

May 10, 2017

As you are going over your profits for the last few weeks, you feel confident that you may not only meet your profit goals for this quarter, but you may actually exceed them—until you get the bill for your last shipment. The final transportation cost for the shipment is much higher than you expected. Unfortunately, there are several shipping charges tacked on to your bill that you did not expect, so it looks like you won’t be meeting your profit goals for this quarter after all. Nothing is more frustrating that finding a bunch of unexpected fees and charges on... View Article

TSA Warns Fleets, Drivers That Terrorists Could Target Trucks for Hijacking

May 8, 2017

View Article Source The Transportation Security Administration has issued an internal report warning of the potential for terrorists to use trucks as weapons to conduct attacks. TSA also released a list of countermeasures, mostly involving awareness of surroundings and reporting suspicious activity, that truck owners and operators should heed to help prevent such attacks from occurring. Though none have occurred in the U.S., high-profile truck-ramming attacks have been carried out elsewhere, including a July 2016 attack in Nice, France, that killed 87 people and injured 430, and a similar attack in December 2016 in Berlin, Germany, in which 12 people... View Article

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