From the desk of Penni Royston


Welcome to Miles of Training by Evilsizor. I’m thrilled you’re here—because I have so much I want to share with you concerning the FMCSA and USDOT compliance issues.

My goal is to translate all of the legal jargon into easy-to-understand methods. Let me know if you have any questions. I'm sure you're not alone!


July 17, 2019

This is the million dollar question.  So many people think that if you've been assigned a USDOT and and MC number you are good to go. Think again.

Before you dive into this information...BREATHE!  I know you're anxious to get on the road but understanding the timeline i...

July 16, 2019

Thinking of starting a new company?  Here are a few things to think about.  The type of company you want to form, legally speaking.

Here's a basic list of what I see that are most common.  Of course speak with an accountant or your attorney to see what is best in y...

June 24, 2019

Working with a broker or carrier for the first time can lead to a successful and profitable relationship that will last for years. But in this digital age where carriers and brokers rarely meet in person, it's good to follow some common-sense rules to ensure your new b...

June 20, 2019

Freight forwarders ARE NOT carriers.  

Although they may have vehicles that ONLY transport within the terminal area.  Freight forwarders operating outside the terminal area, must have, either or both, intrastate and/or interstate operating authority.  Additional insuran...

June 20, 2019

Author Earl Nightingale once said that to get rich, you just have to find a need and fill it. In the eight years I’ve been an independent owner-operator, that's how I've tried to run my business. My company has never been awarded contract freight, so all of my loads ha...

October 3, 2017

Don't wait until the last minute to sign up for an ELD. Today is the day!

September 13, 2017

It's very important [and I can't stress the word IMPORTANT enough] that you have your Driver Qualification files in order.

Even if you're a sole owner/driver you need this file!


  • Persons who drives commercial motor vehicles as specified in 49 CFR P...

June 6, 2017

If you’re a DAT TruckersEdge subscriber, then you also get the DAT Load Board for Truckers mobile app for free. The app has been available for Android for a few months, but now it’s also available in the Apple App Store for iPhone and iPad.

With the app, you g...

June 2, 2017

If your truck's GVW is 55,000 or more you need to read this! You must file Form 2290 for the tax period beginning on July 1, 2017, and ending on June 30, 2018.

Who is required to file Form 2290 and pay Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax? Anyone who registers a heavy hig...

June 2, 2017

We've seen quite a few changes in trucking regulations already this year. Some rules have been postponed, others removed, a couple added, and a big one is still on the way. Below is a look at the 5 regulations that could affect your trucking business the most.

1. ELD Ma...

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