Commercial Truck Insurance Iowa

Keep Your Commercial Trucking Insurance Low by Avoiding the Most Common CSA Violations

In just a few months, federal inspection agencies are going to start monitoring truckers’ adherence to daily drive time limits through electronic sensors. While the enforcement and preparation for this mandate has and will continue to be a challenge, the end goal of making roads safer for both truckers and drivers in passenger vehicles is important. Not only do trucking regulations save lives, adhering to […]

Getting Your Truck Ready for the Fall

It’s almost fall, and Nebraska is starting to get brisk temperatures already. If you’re going to be truck driving during the autumn and winter, most of your focus might be on getting the exterior and mechanical parts of your truck checked out: making sure you have snow chains for your tires, checking rubber seals and gaskets, and making sure the top of your trailer is […]

Iowa Commercial or Owner Operator Truck Insurance Provider Discusses Drones

Unmanned aerial devices (UAVs) or drones have seen great success in the military and recreational spheres. They’re currently being eyed by large companies such as Amazon, UPS, Walmart, and Google. Amazon, for example, would like to use them for small package deliveries. However, there are a few road bumps slowing down their adoption into the commercial world. The main one is the FAA setting up […]

Five More Months Until Proposed Deadline of Mandated Login for All Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration released a federal mandate requiring all truck drivers to electronically document driving hours, but so far the administration has not released a plan on that requirement will be monitored. There are fewer than five months until the deadline for all truckers to switch from paper to electronics, and the mandate is supposed to go into effect and be enforced […]

Three Tips for Lowering Your Semi-Truck Insurance Rates

If you’re a new owner operator, you might be looking at an annual bill of between ten and sixteen thousand dollars. Gaining experience and keeping your driving record clean could help it fall between nine and twelve thousand dollars, but that still leaves you with a large bill. While a good driving record with few claims is the best way to keep your insurance low […]

Commercial or Owner Operator Truck Insurance Iowa: How to Avoid In-Transit Cargo Damage

When cargo is damaged while in transit, the truck driver, the carrier he works for, and the customer lose. This is why the commercial or owner operator truck driver must take measures to ensure the load is in good condition when delivered. As providers of commercial or owner operator truck insurance in Iowa, we want to share these three suggestions on avoiding in-transit cargo damage: […]

Iowa Commercial or Owner Operator Truck Insurance Provider Explains How to Boost Your Energy

Age and workload contribute to that worn-out feeling many commercial or owner operator truck drivers have near the end of the day. But there could be another reason for this sluggishness, or at least another contributing factor: your body isn’t “running” at its peak efficiency. You already know that your truck engine needs proper maintenance for optimal performance. The same is true of your body, […]

Blind Spot Detection Tips for the Commercial or Owner Operator Truck Driver

If you’ve been a commercial or owner operator truck driver for any length of time, you’re likely aware of your rig’s blind spots and should know how to change lanes and make turns without endangering the traffic around you. While this is important, an awareness of the blind spots of others on the road is equally important. One rule that works most of the time […]

How Commercial or Owner Operator Truck Drivers Can Prevent Underride Accidents

Underride accidents involving a car going under the trailer of a semi truck are often fatal. The car’s windshield and pillar structures are too flimsy to resist the shearing forces that occur when they collide with the bottom edge of a semi’s trailer. Because of this, the survival prospects for the driver and passengers of the car are grim. Although underride guards are mandated for […]

Three Tornado Myths Best Ignored by Owners or Commercial Truckers

Most tornado’s strike from March through June and occur in the late afternoon. However, they’ve been known to occur during every month of the year and during any hour of the day, including night. This means the commercial or owner operator truck driver shouldn’t let his guard down in the mornings, evenings, or later in the summer. If a big thunderstorm can hit, so can […]

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