Commercial Truck Insurance Illinois

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 […]

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 […]

Commercial Truck Drivers: More Tips to Drive Safely This Fall

It can be quite hazardous to drive in the fall. Rainy and wet conditions can really slow you down. If you hit a patch of wet leaves, you could quickly lose control of your vehicle, causing an accident. The weather isn’t the only problem. You are also going to have to be on the lookout for animals. Most of them are out enjoying the weather […]

Commercial Truck Drivers: Tips to Drive Safely This Fall

Rainy and wet conditions can make it hazardous to drive in the fall. It doesn’t take much to lose control of your commercial truck if you hit a patch of wet leaves! Not only that, as the weather starts to cool, animals are starting to come out of hiding. Most of them are trying to fill up for the long winter months ahead when food […]

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