Re-updating For the Third Time Because of Useless Companies

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The Routine

Updating the company information takes three minutes and is completely free. The second you establish a courier company, compliance companies will swarm you demanding a chance to do it for you for $250. Giving them the information that they need to update will also take about three minutes.

I Know I Should Relax

It’s not that the fines aren’t real. The rule is quite real, and undoubtedly the FMSCA is prompt in dealing with someone who fails to update.

The Result

And these emails get in my head. The rational part of me suspects that the government would have accepted the April update as fine and leave us alone, and I am almost positive that they would have accepted the June 1 update as perfectly fine. Another tiny sliver of my mind lives in terror of the compliance company sending me and my husband a scarlet note screaming ‘Past Due! You will soon be out of service!’ because it is July 1 and the last update was June 1 and discovering too late that the FMSCA is really that dumb.



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Vivian Yongewa

Vivian Yongewa


Writes for content farms and fun. Has an AU historical mystery series on Kindle.