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Risk Insights: Does My Commercial Motor Vehicle Need a USDOT Number?

Does My Commercial Motor Vehicle Need a USDOT Number

As owner or manager of a company that operates a number of commercial vehicles that engage regularly in interstate or intrastate commerce, it is important for you to be aware of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Number system.

What is a USDOT Number?

A USDOT Number works as a unique identifier for certain types of vehicles. It is issued to companies that are engaged in interstate and in some cases, intrastate commerce, that is – if you are transporting hazardous merchandise.  USDOT Numbers are issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), and they are intended to… Continue reading

4 Liftgate Options for Your Box Truck

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A liftgate is a platform on the back of a box truck used for raising and lowering goods via a hydraulic system. They’re either constructed from steel or aluminum with a variety of sizes and weight capacities.  They allow for safe and efficient loading and unloading of heavy cargo.

A crucial factor in a truck’s functionality, a liftgate is one of the most essential additional investments you could make for your truck.  They increase productivity and reduce the manpower needed for loading and unloading.  Generally, a good liftgate must be reliable, anti-slip, and quick to unfold and… Continue reading

Our Top 5 Used Medium Duty Trucks that are Perfect for Your Delivery Business

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The term “medium-duty truck” is a technical truck classification term used by people in the trucking industry. It refers to truck Classes 6-7 for trucks having a gross vehicle weight of 19,501 to 33,000 lbs.

Medium duty trucks are designed for various light-duty applications, especially the pick-up and delivery of merchandise.

If you want to buy a used medium-duty box truck, you should already have a rough estimation of its gross weight and size. But if you are not quite sure where to start, you should know that medium-duty trucks, which include box trucks and straight trucks, come in a… Continue reading