Archive for June, 2009

Difference in overweight and over axle

Friday, June 26th, 2009

When moving freight and drive calls in over axle, do not mistake this for being overweight. For overweight, as long as it is a single non-reducable piece, you can get an overweight permit.

Over axle adjustments will have to be made to the load.

The max allowable weight for axles are as follows:
axle 1 – 12,000 lbs
axle 2-3 34,000 lbs
axle 4-5 34,000 lbs for a max gross weight of 80,000 lbs.

for more information on freight moving, contact Jose at
jose@momentumtransport.com

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Docket receipt and Booking Number

Friday, June 26th, 2009

International Moving, Docket receipt and Booking Number
Before sending frieght or auto to the port, make sure that you have valid dock receipt and a good booking number.

for more information on international moving, contact Jose at

jose@momentumtransport.com

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Quotes, Info. needed for a proper freight quote

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Useful tips for getting a freight quote

1. Get Origin – City, State and Zip

2. Get Destination – City, State and Zip

3. Pickup and Delivery dates

4. Discriptions of product/products (if construction equipment – Brand and Model number)

5. Dimensions – Length, Width, Height and Weight

6. Any special instructions (i.e. trailer type, tarps, stop offs, dunnage)

for more information on freight quotes, contact Jose at

jose@momentumtransport.com

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Quoting International shipments

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Keep in mind when quoting international shipments that not all ports service all parts of the world. Also not all lines service all ports.

When a customer asks for a quote out a certain port make that the port and lines will service their destination.

for more information on international moving, contact Jose at

jose@momentumtransport.com

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Freight Moving, Over weight shipments

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Each trailer is different due to make and model. Here is a general idea on axles needed for different weights.

60,000 lbs – 5 axles (3 on tractor 2 on trailer)
66,000 lbs – 6 axles (3 on tractor 3 on trailer)
75,000 lbs – 7 axles (3 or 4 on tractor 4 on trailer)
85,000 lbs – 8 axles (4 on tractor 4 on trailer)
95,000 lbs – 9 axles (4 on tractor 5 on trailer)

for more information on freight moving, contact Jose at
jose@momentumtransport.com

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Contracts, Read Carefully

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Contracts are a very important to our business. It means secured freight for the term of the contract. Contract should be agreeable to both parties involved. Most shipper contract are very much in favor of the shipper, but keep in mind that contracts are negotiable. Be aware of what you are signing.

for more information on contracts contact Jose at
jose@momentumtransport.com

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D.O.T. Hours of service

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

11-Hour Driving Limit
May drive a maximum of 11 hours after 10 consecutive hours off duty.

14-Hour Limit
May not drive beyond the 14th consecutive hour after coming on duty, following 10 consecutive hours off duty. Off-duty time does not extend the 14-hour period.

60/70-Hour On-Duty Limit
May not drive after 60/70 hours on duty in 7/8 consecutive days. A driver may restart a 7/8 consecutive day period after taking 34 or more consecutive hours off duty.

Sleeper Berth Provision
Drivers using the sleeper berth provision must take at least 8 consecutive hours in the sleeper berth, plus a separate 2 consecutive hours either in the sleeper berth, off duty, or any combination of the two.

for more information on D.O.T. hours of service contact Jose at
jose@momentumtransport.com

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Over width loads, Quoting

Friday, June 19th, 2009

When quoting over width loads keep in mind that not all state regulations are the same. Most differ at when you will need private escorts and or police escorts. For example no escorts are required in Texas 14′ or less in width, but in Oklahoma requires escort for width after 12′.

for more information on quoting freight over width loads contact Jose at jose@momentumtransport.com

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Freight Moving, Legal heights

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Hieghts will vary from trailer to trailer for legal height.

flatbed – 8′

stepdeck – 10′

double drop – 11′

for more information contact Jose at jose@momentumtransport.com

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Shipping freight, General knowledge

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

General knowledge of weight capacities of trailers

• Flatbeds—it can legally carry loads that weigh from 45-48 thousands lbs.
• Extendable Flat or Stretch (40-44 thousand lbs. of legally allowable load)
• Dropdeck (44-46 thousand lbs of legal load capacity).
• Extendable Stepdeck (40-44 thousand lbs allowable load).
• Double Dropdeck (35-40 thousand lbs allowable weight).
• Double Extendible Drop (35-40 thousand lbs of allowable load).
• Double Drop or Lowboy (36-42 thousand lbs of allowable load).

* weights will vary from truck to truck

for more information contact Jose at jose@momentumtransport.com

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