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Expertise in U.S. Trucking Industry, Solution Development, Pricing issues, Bid process, Negotiations, Costing and Pricing information systems.

Experience in the area

30 years. LTL, TL, and Dedicated Pricing programs, Activity Based Costing, Cost modeling.


Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, Past Board Member, Treasurer, Secretary of Central Florida Roundtable.


BA Marketing, University of South Florida.

What do you like about this subject?

Always a challenge. Different every day.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

Seeking to make a difference in Supply Chain profitability and productivity for mid-size companies.

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Recent Answers from Jim Bowers

2017-02-21 ICC / MCC #s:

April, it sounds like your salesman is confusing the MCC# with fuel taxes.  Two different things.  You do not need an MCC# but if you cross state lines you need to deal with the different fuel taxes.

2017-02-20 ICC / MCC #s:

April, you do not need ICC/MCC# as long as you are only hauling your own (company) supplies, materials, tools, etc.  You do need them if you are operating a hauling business for hire.  As long as you remain

2016-05-11 CNG as Tractor Fuel System.:

Absolutely.  Here are a couple of helpful resources.

2015-09-11 Payment of hotshot drivers:

You can contract up front for empty miles, but typically if you are paid a percentage of line haul revenue, that's a fixed dollar amount to include the pickup and delivery.  You need to make sure there

2015-08-11 CNG dispenser machine.:

Sorry, I can't speak to the infrastructure in India, but in the U.S. the CNG is typically delivered to the dispenser by underground pipeline.  It is possible to deliver CNG by tank truck but generally


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