Upon successful completion of this course, the Student will be able to differentiate between "core value" work in motor carrier operations versus work which might better be performed through third parties or sub-contractors; develop a strong understanding of the costing and pricing of motor carrier services; be able to describe to Motor Carrier Management the statutory regulations impacting motor carrier operations; the student will be able to "operationalize" drivers' logs, maintenance decisions, safety requirements, terminal cost-effectiveness, and regulatory compliance. Finally, the student will be able to describe the value-adding role of motor carrier operational effectiveness to Customers.
- To describe the increasingly critical value of Motor Carrier Operations in a logistics environment.
- To incorporate and learn the critical elements of motor carrier safety, hours-of-service regulations, driver's logs, commercial driver's licenses, and driver qualifications.
- To enable the Student to apply this course knowledge on the job in a skillful and pragmatic manner, utilizing Information Technologies and 3rd Party Logistics providers.
- To develop criteria for achieving greater profitability through improved Costing and Pricing, as well as to explain the operating impact on financial results.
- To develop an understanding of the Bidding Process, Contracting, Freight Classification, Bills-of-Lading and the deregulated environment.
- To summarize the significant influence of Federal Regulations on Motor Carriers, including OSHA, Hazmat, Safety, and Environmental.
- To describe the Value-added role of Motor Carriers in response to the challenges of both Customers and Consumers in the 21st Century.
Major topics covered in this course are the Hour-of-Service regulations, Drivers' logs, licensing, driver qualifications, financial impact of Operating Ratios, Terminals, Maintenance, Pricing and Customer Service.