Commercial Truck Insurance Illinois

How to Plan Out the End of ELD Compliance Phase 2

For the past few years, it seems like every month has brought a new ELD deadline. The first ELD deadline in December 2017 mandated general adoption for most vehicles and most circumstances. The two main groups that were excluded from the rules were agricultural freight drivers, who needed flexibility due to seasonal constraints, and vehicles with AOBRDs that had been installed before December 18, 2017. […]

3 Spring Cleaning Tasks That Can Help Your Commercial Trucking Insurance in Nebraska, Iowa & Illinois

April is well underway, and it’s time for spring cleaning. Start adding these three tasks into your schedule to make sure your commercial trucking company has a smooth transition into the summer months. 1. Clean off the winter chemicals. Winter isn’t just hard on your drivers. It’s hard on the commercial trucks and trailers, too. Hundreds of miles of driving over industrial salts and snowmelt […]

Owner Operators in Illinois: Commonly Missed Expenses You Can Deduct For Taxes

  Your paperwork is extremely important when you are an owner-operator in Illinois. You need to keep up with it, so you don’t have a mess when it comes time to do your taxes. You need to keep all of your receipts and other records to make sure that you can keep as much of your hard-earned money. While you may remember to keep your […]

Don’t Forget Your Semi Truck Insurance or Your Semi Truck Maintenance Plan

We know that many of you cannot wait until the spring and summer seasons make their 2019 debut. We also know that there will be many fleets operating throughout the warm and hot weather. When the heat increases, it will mean the driving conditions for semis will change. When semis will be driven across the country on a consistent basis, the semi-truck will need to […]

Commercial or Owner Operator Truck Insurance In Illinois

We understand that running your own trucking company or logistics company is not going to be the easiest thing you have ever done. Many times, there will be a variety of hurdles and challenges that you will run into as you make your way through the entire process. As an insurance company that understands trucking, we have had many conversations from owners who think they […]

Truck Drivers: What Should You Do If You Were Involved in a Car Accident

Unfortunately, accidents happen, especially if you spend most of the time on the road. It is not going to be a question of are you going to get into an accident. It is going to be when. When you get into an accident, it is essential that you react the right way afterward. If you don’t act right, you could set yourself up for some […]

How to Safely Give Drivers Heavier Loads When the Frozen Road Rules Apply

Winter driving is dangerous, especially for new drivers. When there’s ice on the road, drivers have to react faster when they brake. If there’s snow, drivers need to be even more vigilant on the road because other semi-truck drivers and passenger drivers are struggling just as much. But the winter weather conditions aren’t always bad news. In fact, if you’re handling routes that cut through […]

Start 2019 with a Better Illegal Substances Policy, But Not a Harsher One

Driving ten-hour shifts every day is already a dangerous proposition. OSHA regularly puts semi-truck driving as one of the most chronically dangerous jobs in the United States. Adding drugs to the mix makes it even more dangerous, and that’s why random drug testing has become so rampant in the industry. But even with the warning that a failed drug test can all but end a […]

Do You Have Drivers Going to California? The Break Laws Have Changed

Near the end of 2018, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) decided that the federal law regarding mandatory breaks should overrule California’s laws. In California, drivers, just like other non-exempt workers) were required to take a thirty-minute break during every shift longer than five hours and then take a ten-minute break every four hours. These breaks were also considered paid time. The federal law […]

What Semi-Truck Drivers Need to Know About MirrorEye Cameras Going into 2019

Stoneridge’s MirrorEye camera system was just approved by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, or the FMCSA, as an alternative to cameras. Here are five things you need to know about the decision if you are a driver a truck or work in carrier logistics: 1. The decision — or the “exemption” — is only for five years. The FMCSA gave a five-year exemption for the […]

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