Starting up or making organizational changes to a company that uses trucks is a process without a road map with lots of stops along the way. Company structure, residency, type of operation, area of operation, commodities hauled, size of trucks, weights of trucks, and record keeping requirements are all areas that need to be addressed. The process can include working through several Federal agencies, multiple State agencies, abiding with Plans, Agreements and Regulations with a mandated audit by the DOT waiting for you to make sure you have it all correct.
Using Glostone's New Entrant Startup Solutions, you have just one stop and we do all of the rest, including ELDs. We know what needs to be done for your operation and can get done quickly. We even have programs available to help you through your audit.
To legally perform as an interstate, “for hire” trucking business, Broker or Freight Forwarder, you must first obtain Federal Authority. Our service cuts through the red tape so that your Authority is granted quickly and accurately.
The requirements to set up your business, register trucks, obtain proper licenses and permits are wide ranging and vary with how you want to operate your business. We work with you from start to finish, with any state, so you get everything you need to be road legal. Our ongoing renewal service will keep you legal and in compliance.
Companies new to the trucking business will face a rigorous DOT Audit within the first 18 months of operation. There are many areas that will be audited but there is a list of 16 acute areas where a failure will result in being placed out of service. Our starter kit gives you the tools you need to comply with DOT regulations and pass the audit. Our Compliance Specialists can walk you through step by step just what the auditors will want to see. We’ve never had a client fail the audit using our Starter Kit!
ELDs will be mandated for anyone who does not already have an AOBRD device in December 2017. Geotab is a leading GPS tracking company that has over 500,000 devices on the road already. There are many customization options, affordable month-to-month bring-your-own tablet or smartphone ELD.
The Geotab GO8 device is engineered to plug directly into your vehicle's OBDII port, provide in-vehicle driver coaching, and ultra-accurate recording. Geotab's fleet tracking device links to the vehicle's engine computer to extract rich data, allowing for accurate reporting.
Every Carrier using CDL Drivers must have a random drug and alcohol testing and management program in place and that program must meet DOT requirements. Through our sister company CleanFleet, we offer membership into our complete Drug and Alcohol management program that meets the stringent DOT requirements and will ensure you are always in compliance. Click below to view CleanFleet’s full site.
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