Smart Freight Express In Griffith IN

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Patrick 's Comment
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I have been accepted as a driver by Smart Freight Express in Griffith IN. They said they will reimburse me up to $100.00 for the trip up from Alabama to Indiana. They will accept my cat from day 1. Does anybody know anything about them. Are they great, good, fair, poor or whatever?

Greg M.'s Comment
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I just looked them up on the FMCSA website and they are fairly small, only 31 power units. Their "Out of Service %" on inspections is also a little higher than the national average 10/43 or 29.4%.

My concern with that is that they are the type small operation that could easily be put out of business by an increase in insurance premiums or downturn in market conditions.

Also since they are a small company based in Indiana there may be limited chances to get you back to Alabama for home time.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Randall D.'s Comment
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I just looked them up on the FMCSA website and they are fairly small, only 31 power units. Their "Out of Service %" on inspections is also a little higher than the national average 10/43 or 29.4%.

My concern with that is that they are the type small operation that could easily be put out of business by an increase in insurance premiums or downturn in market conditions.

Also since they are a small company based in Indiana there may be limited chances to get you back to Alabama for home time.

My friend Vann works there as an owner op. They have a fleet of old trailers and trucks (like most of their trailers at least 2 years old, trucks are 5 years old) and they are under 50 units total which is small. On the other hand he feels there at home. Makes more money there than Im (I got my own authority and paid off tractor-trailer) lol

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
PackRat's Comment
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The legendary troll has resurfaced from the murk. What number company is this in the past five years?

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