Commercial Truck Insurance Illinois

Understanding Truck Inspections Can Help You Save Money on Commercial Truck Insurance

Everyday commercial truck drivers are faced with the dreadful truck inspections. Not only do they delay you from getting to your destination they have the potential of being very costly for your business. Understanding truck Inspections can help you save money on your commercial truck insurance policy. Recently, Progressive Insurance reached out to the Ohio State Highway Patrol to observe a mock inspection. They captured details […]

Why Your Company Should Be Cautious About the Upcoming (and Unknown) HOS Changes

The semi-truck industry has been on a roller coaster of regulatory changes, and the ride’s not over yet. This June, the U.S. Department of Transportation will release some changes to the current Hours of Service regulations. These changes are being touted as more flexible, but the specifics aren’t clear. Some of the changes are likely to touch on: Increasing short-haul exemptions to fourteen hours of […]

Commercial Vehicle International RoadCheck June 4-6, 2019

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced that the International Road Check is scheduled for June 4-6 2019. During the event, commercial motor vehicle inspectors will be examining commercial vehicles and drivers throughout North America. This year inspectors are going to focus on steering and suspension systems. Why You Need to Be Prepared Last year one in five (21.6 percent) of commercial motor vehicles that underwent […]

Healthy Snacks for a Commercial Truck Driver while on the Road.

Commercial Truckers spend days away from their family, living on the road. Because of that, they don’t always have time to eat as healthy as you would like. Instead, they pick up foods at fast food joints and truck stops. However, there are ways to eat healthier while you are driving. Here are some healthy snacks for the road. Raw vegetables.Raw vegetables make great snacks […]

Is Bobtail Truck Insurance Right for You?

Bobtail  Insurance Big rig drivers, especially owner-operators, know that the all-to-often dreaded words ‘bobtailing’ and ‘dead-heading” means headed somewhere with no trailer (and too often) no pay for those miles. However, regardless if you are an independent or leased on with a company, you may be required to carry special Bobtail Truck insurance. Here’s what owner-operators need to know: Regardless of whether or not you are under […]

More Tips for your First Year of commercial Trucking

For many, a commercial truck driver is an ideal job. That being said, it is important to realize that it is very different than most jobs, especially if you do long-distance trucking. Many commercial truck drivers are away from home for weeks at a time before they get to come home. Because of this, the job is not for everyone. However, there are some driving […]

Tips for your First Year of Commercial Trucking

Becoming a commercial truck driver can be a great choice. However, it is a completely different lifestyle than most people live, especially if you do long-distance commercial trucking. You could spend weeks on the road before you get to go back home, so it is not for everyone. That being said, there are many jobs where you can be home with your family every night. […]

3 ways to Protect Your Company from Cargo Theft

Cargo theft went down last year, with SensiGuard reporting a 19% decrease from 2017. But that doesn’t mean the threat of cargo theft is going away. It can cost you money, reputation, and contracts with valuable distributors. Theft can also put your drivers at risk. The best way to protect your company and your drivers from cargo theft risks is with active prevention. Here are […]

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 […]

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