Commercial Truck Insurance Iowa

Tips to get started as an Owner Operator or Commercial Truck Driver in Iowa

Whether you have been driving for a while or you want to jump right in, you may be thinking about buying your own truck and trailer. Being an owner operator or commercial truck driver in Iowa can give you a lot of freedom. You can pick and choose the jobs that you want. You can stick close to home or drive cross country if you […]

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 […]

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 […]

Commercial or Owner Operator Truck Insurance Coverage In Iowa

If you make the decision to lease onto a motor carrier in Iowa, you will find that all of your trucking insurance needs will be determined by the terms of your lease. Most times, you will be provided with primary liability insurance. What does primary liability insurance cover? This insurance will cover any injuries that someone else may have incurred or any damages that occurred […]

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 […]

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