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Trucking Guide to Border Crossing

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ISBN-10: 1401820077

ISBN-13: 9781401820077

Edition: 2004

Authors: Alice Adams

List price: $28.95
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This pioneering book will make the difference between a successful first-time route into a neighboring country and possible problems that could mean a driver?s last trip across the border. Written for professional drivers crossing borders between Canada, the United States, and Mexico, this step-by-step guidebook offers explanations for many of the issues relative to policies among the three countries, compiled into a usable format to help drivers avoid delays and other problems often associated with border crossing. Information regarding the ?must know? facts about each country will make every international driver using this book an asset for carriers and their clients.
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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 2/27/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 120
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Alice Adams was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia, in 1926 and grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. After graduating from Radcliffe College, she married and had a son in 1951. Adams later recalled her late 20s and early 30s as the worst years of her life. After divorcing her husband in 1958, she worked at secretarial and clerical jobs to support herself and her son. Adams published her first work of fiction when she was about thirty, and was more than forty-years-old by the time she began making a living solely as a writer. In 1982, in recognition of the twelfth consecutive appearance of her work in "Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards," Adams won a special award for continuing…    

Preface
About the Author
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Why this guidebook was written and how to use it
NAFTA 101
What truck drivers need to know about NAFTA
Crossing into Canada
What to know before you go
What to know about crossing the border
What to know about your load
What to know while you are in Canada
Crossing into Mexico
Introduction
What to know before you go
What to know about crossing the border
What to know about your load
What to know while you are in Mexico
Crossing into the United States
Introduction
What to know before you go
What to know about crossing the border
What to know about your load
What to know while you are in the United States
Hours of Service Rules
Revised United States hours of service
Penalties for violating hours of service rules
Mexico hours of service
Canada hours of service
HazMat--What You Need to Know
What do the recent HazMat rulings require?
What are the driver's responsibilities when hauling a HazMat load?
What does a driver need to know about HazMat placards?
What does a driver need to know about HazMat labels?
What does a driver need to know about handling HazMat shipping papers?
Hazardous materials areas and packaging controls
What are the maximum fines in HazMat cases?
Basic Security
Trucking security grows into a larger issue
Increasing your rig's security
What else can be done?
Using wireless telephones safely
Department of Transportation rules on security requirements for Canadian truck operators
Driver Health and Safety
Your health
The importance of DOT physicals every two years
Drivers' Aids
United States Customs Forms, What They Are and Where You Can Find Them
Canadian Customs Forms, What They Are and Where You Can Find Them
Mexican Customs Forms, What They Are and Where You Can Find Them
Insurance Information from the Tri-National Insurance Committee
North American Free Trade Agreement--United States Department of Transportation Regulations
New Rules Concerning the United States Commercial Driving License
United States DOT Safety Rules for Load Securement
Embassies and Consulates
A Guide to Mexican Road Signs
Food and Other Necessities in Mexico (with Pronunciation Guide)
Glossary of Transportation Terms
Speed Limits
Conversion Factors Chart (Conversions of metric, imperial, and United States measurement systems)
Index