March 2, 2018

What is a CDL?


Navigating the many rules and regulations of the trucking industry can be tricky. Not only do motor trucking companies have strict rules and regulations to follow, but those wanting to work as operators (i.e. drivers) have requirements set specifically for them! The biggest requirement for potential truck drivers is the possession and maintenance of a commercial driver’s license, or CDL. A commercial driver’s license is a special license that must be obtained by an applicant in order to operate certain types of vehicles. The commercial driver’s license requirements can be broken down into three classes, according to the Federal Motor … Continue reading

October 11, 2017

MCS90 Filing


One of the many facts of driving on the highway is you will most likely share the road with a semi-truck at some time in your travels. Trucking is an integral part of our country’s economy, transporting over 14,457 million tons of cargo in 2013 according to Forbes.com! In order to operate as a trucking company, there are many requirements you must be in compliance with. One particular filing that is often confusing and misunderstood is the MCS-90 form. The MCS-90 form, according to DMV.org, is an automobile endorsement that is added to an existing automobile policy which guarantees that … Continue reading

March 20, 2017

New Job


“I am starting a new job today!” This is a phrase some of us may be more familiar with than others, yet still one that has huge meaning for all involved. Starting a new position at a new company presents unique challenges and opportunities that can be nerve-wracking and exciting all at once. As one of the newest employees at VAST I had every single emotional feeling in the world you could think of leading up to my first day here, most notably nervousness. I was leaving a position and a place in which I had become familiar and comfortable … Continue reading

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