Commercial Truck Insurance Nebraska

Getting Ready for Bad Weather: Keep Your Truck Insurance Low with Preparation

Nebraska can be home to some pretty nasty weather. While snow storms might not be spiraling across the Midwest just yet, tornadoes, torrential rain, and other storms can make driving a large truck a lot more dangerous. Here are some tips on how to handle storms, both before and during the bad weather, to keep yourself safe; preventing collisions and danger to yourself can also help […]

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 […]

Build Healthy Driving Habits Through Nutrition

Nebraska is regularly ranked within the top fifteen healthiest states, but good health can be a little hard to maintain when you’re a truck driver. Heart disease, high cholesterol, and sleep disorders are all major health risks that can easily creep up on you due to the schedule and job requirements. But creating an actively preventative plan to mitigate those risks not only help keep you […]

Fight Off Driver Fatigue with Good Planning while driving the long roads in Nebraska

Nebraska is home to one of the longest straight roads in the world: I-80W at 77.7 miles. That’s an hour of highway hypnosis waiting for you just outside of Lincoln, and the northern Midwest has plenty of other stretches of highway that can test even the most well-rested driver. Combined with driver fatigue, a common condition caused by too many driving hours or not enough […]

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 Nebraska: Loading Large Machinery and Equipment

When hauling large equipment such as earth moving machinery, construction equipment, industrial machines, and farming equipment, you want to ensure that it arrives at the destination without problems. Mistakes and oversights cause delays and may even damage cargo. Avoid these and other problems by using the following tips: Quickly Check the Shipper’s Packing Do a quick check to spot any packing mistakes. Large machinery and equipment are expensive items. […]

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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