Mistakes Owner Operators Make

Though owning your own truck (and trailer) can be a great business, you have to be careful or you could end up putting all of your hard-earned money back into your business. Many owner-operators don’t think ahead. Here are some common mistakes that owner-operators make. Choosing a truck based on the make or color. Too many owner-operators don’t put enough thought into the truck that […]

Tips to Buy a Commercial Truck

Your truck is going to be the most important part of your business. You are going to need to find one that is going to get where you need it to, when you need it to. Price is also something to consider. When you are in the market for a new truck, you might be struggling. Here are some tips to help you buy your […]

Tips for Owner Operators

Many people dream about owning their own trucking business. They can pick what they want to haul and where they want to go. They can do short trips or, if they prefer, long ones. However, it is not the easiest way to make a living (especially when you are first starting out). Here are some tips for owner-operators. Make sure that you have plenty of […]

Reasons You Need (and Don’t Need) Bobtail Insurance

When you drive your commercial truck without a trailer, it is known as bobtailing. Whether you have dropped a load off and are heading home or to another load, you might need to have insurance for that. Bobtailing insurance covers any damages that occur to both people and property when you are driving your truck without a trailer. It is considered liability insurance. So, why […]

Reasons You Need Cargo Insurance

Cargo Insurance Cargo insurance covers any damages that may occur to the cargo that you are hauling. It can also cover any losses. However, cargo insurance varies, depending on your policy. Because of this, you need to read it carefully. Some don’t cover any losses that occur while you leave your truck and trailer unattended (at a rest stop). While some owner-operators and other commercial […]

Types of Liability Insurance for Commercial Truckers

Truck Liability Insurance   Liability insurance for commercial truck drivers is usually the most expensive part of your insurance, yet it is necessary. In fact, it is the law. You can’t drive without liability insurance. There are two types of liability insurance that you should look into. They are primary and general liability. What is primary liability? Primary liability insurance is what most people think […]

3 Geographic Factors That Influence Your Tow Truck Insurance Premiums

Tow Truck Insurance Every business needs coverage, and the towing business is certainly no exception. Since your company can face claims and lawsuits from all sides, it’s important to stay covered. Everyone from the party claiming ownership of the vehicle you towed to someone you drove past might claim injury. The increased risks can impact your insurance premiums. So can geographic factors that influence those […]

How Operation Safe Driver Week’s Results Can Prepare Your Team for Winter

Semi Truck Insurance This previous summer’s Operation Safe Driver Week was designed to stop some of the most common and dangerous safety violations on the road. But the Commercial Vehicles Safety Alliance (CVSA), the entity behind the movement, also wanted to collect data. Once the industry knows the most common violations, everyone can work together to stay safer. Here are the top three most common […]

3 Reasons to Switch to Fleet Truck Insurance

Fleet Truck Insurance As your company grows bigger, it’s important to focus on the smaller details. You’re making the transition from being a semi-truck driver who employs a few other drivers to the owner or manager of a large fleet. Even though the fourth quarter is the peak delivery season because of the holiday rush, don’t skip over the administrative strategies. Take an hour or […]

Make Driver Safety a Priority During the First Freeze

Semi Truck Insurance Autumn is well underway, and that means icy nights and snowfall are on their way. If you have drivers with routes far in the north or in mountainous regions, it might already feel like the start of winter. Icy weather is bad news all around. It makes driving more dangerous and it slows down the route. But don’t focus just on the […]

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