Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Plight of the New Entrant

mcsap2Every entity or person who has a dream of being in heaven as they drive an eighteen wheel truck across the country with a trailer full of commodities must first pass through a little hell. The life of a “New Entrant” begins simply with a desire to work for yourself instead of somebody else but like everything else in life the learning process can be a hard road to travel.

So you wake up one morning and decide that what you need is your own operating authority. You diligently fill out your MCS-150 (DOT Number application) and OP-1 (Motor Carrier Authority). You push the enter key filled with excitement at the prospect of your new adventure and before your back can hit the chair your phone rings. The journey begins.

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