As many of you with farm trucks and in the transportation business know, we have seen a big change in how transportation of farm commodities is handled. With many farmers now having on-farm storage and owning their own semi trucks and trailers, they find themselves in a new business environment. When you purchase a semi truck and trailer, you are now in the transportation business. You are now subject to all of the rules and regulations of the FMCSA or Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and will need to be in DOT compliance. Yes, there are some exemptions, for farm trucks but not nearly as many as farmers seem to believe.
Tristate Transportation Consulting applies over 40 years of industry knowledge and experience to help small trucking companies and farmers bring their operations into DOT compliance and PUCO rules. We accomplish this by utilizing different tools for different companies. We have our accelerated compliance audit program that can get you in DOT compliance with a standard complete box set of everything you need to become and stay compliant with the FMCSA. We use our compliance audit process to help identify areas where you are deficient. If you do have a pending compliance audit, we can assist with an internal FMCSA audit to insure you are well prepared. We further assist our clients in total transportation risk management, and a farm truck insurance compliance audit. While, this is often overlooked, it is a critical component of our total package of available services.
Tristate Transportation Consulting uses time tested tools and industry standards as tools to help companies improve.
Compliance is a goal, but it is not the only goal. We believe that by establishing
efficient and robust management systems that are designed to learn from themselves and
improve on a regular basis, compliance is easy and the rewards are great.