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04-15-2021

How can I Access the Plus Power Program?


As industry leaders and experts at USA Truck, we want to create the best experience for all the carriers and drivers who work with us. With our years within the industry, we have come to understand the industry’s pain point and what drivers are really looking for: stability, well-paying loads, and strategic time management.

With those aspects in mind, we created the Plus Power Program, a program specialized in load management that will allow you and your drivers to make the most out of every mile.   

We want to make it simple for you! Here are some of the requirements to access our one-of-a-kind program:

1 – You need to have your own Authority or operate under an agent’s Authority. 

The first requisite to become part of USAT’s Plus Power Program is having your own Authority or at least operating under an agent’s Authority.   

What does it mean to have your own Authority?  

It means that you have the government’s permission to receive payment for hauling freight as a trucking company. This authorization is provided by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).   

Are there different types of Authority?  

Yes, there are depending on the type of cargo or freight that’s being carried. Some carriers decide to have different types of Authority so they can transport various types of cargo. Also, it’s essential to consider that depending on your state, if you’ll need different kinds of Authority if you’re crossing state borders.    

  

2- A Certificate of Insurance.

This certificate of insurance must include:  

  • Any listed exclusions.  
  • Listing USA Truck Inc. as the certificate holder.  
  • General Liability of at least $1,000,000.  
  • Auto Liability of at least $1,000,000.  
  • Cargo Coverage of at least $100,000.  
  • Trailer Interchange of at least $25,000.  
  • DOT safety score of “satisfactory” or “none”.  

After having these two requisites up-to-date and ready, you will be able to access all the benefits the Plus Power Program offers. 

If you decide so, you will be assigned a Plus Power Carrier Manager to book all your loads. They will keep you or your truck drivers busy at all times, making the most out of every mile. 

There’s also a second option for those who want to feel more independent and take back control of their time. You can pick your own loads from our boards, and you will be in complete control. 

Being part of our Plus Power Program is easy! Make sure these two requisites are up-to-date, and you’ll be able to start accessing our benefits and a steady stream of freight year-round!