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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 […]

2 Moves That Impact Automated Platooning

Self-driving trucks have been creating a buzz in the industry for years. The big mystery isn’t if they’re going to start finding their way into every part of the supply chain. Instead, it was a question of how. Many experts predicted a gradual shift, especially in larger companies. Others suspected that warehouses and manufacturers would use smaller autonomous vehicles on-site only. Even more people predicted […]

3 Indirect Costs of Speeding Semi Trucks

Speeding happens. Whether your drivers are on a populated interstate with everyone flying past the speed limit or a long country road where it’s hard to tell by sight how fast someone’s driving, staying on the right side of the speed limit can be tricky. But speeding doesn’t just cost your company in potential driving violation fees. These three indirect costs can slow down your […]

What Are the 7 BASICs in Your CSA Score?

The safety percentile that your carrier company falls into matters. It can do everything from impact your insurance premiums to getting you flagged by the FMCSA. A bad ranking can impact your company’s growth and, even if it isn’t directly costly, the fees your company incurs from the safety violations can add up. So make sure every driver knows the seven types of safety problems, […]

Three Reasons to Keep an Eye on Your CSA Scores

There are a lot of details to running your own trucking company, no matter how big your fleet is. When you have to focus on deadlines, revenue, and tracking miles, sometimes the other numbers can fall by the wayside. But don’t lose track of your CSA score. The “score” is a percentile that groups your entity together with carriers that have a similar number of events […]

Tow Truck Insurance Market Will Remain Tight

Tow truck drivers operate in one of the most dangerous environments in the civilian world. They face accidents every day, often in some of the worst weather conditions. International Towing and Recovery Museum in Chattanooga, Tennessee claims that 50-100 tow truck drivers die on the job every year in the US. In April 2018, a tow truck driver in Virginia was almost killed when the vehicle he […]

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