Commercial Truck Insurance

Tow Truck Insurance: What Every Tow Truck Owner Operator Needs to Know

When a tow truck owner operator considers tow truck insurance, there are two all important questions the need to be considered: First, who needs tow truck insurance and, second, what kind of tow truck insurance is needed? Tow truck insurance is not just essential for trucking companies that provide towing or repair services to disabled vehicles. It is also essential for a wide variety of […]

Truck Insurance in South Carolina for Tow Trucks

South Carolina Tow Truck Insurance Company – Make Sure You Have Adequate Tow Truck Insurance If you own a tow truck in South Carolina, then you know you’re out there on the roads and highways every day helping motorists. While you provide a valuable service, it’s important to make sure you have adequate South Carolina tow truck insurance for your tow truck or rig. When […]

Increase in Freight opportunities at Savannah Port

On August 13, 2014, the Georgia Ports Authority reported an all-time high in container trade at the Savannah, Georgia port. In total, the port moved 293,889 twenty-foot equivalent container units in July 2014. This is a 19.2 percent increase over July 2013. In addition, the Savannah GPA moved 2.52 million tons of cargo in July, up 12.8 percent or 287,600 tons compared to the same […]

FMCSA Changes to Reporting of Adjudicated Citations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has published a notice announcing that, effective August 23, 2014, carriers and drivers will be able to request the removal of roadside inspection violations from agency data systems to more accurately reflect outcomes of judicial proceedings. The updated policy will enable carriers and drivers to request the removal of violations that were previously uploaded into FMCSA’s Motor Carrier […]

Commercial Truck Drivers Subject to new Federal Law

  By now, you’ve heard about the National Registry law that goes into effect May 21, 2014. After that date, all interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers must get their medical certificates from a certified medical examiner listed on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. Find a certified medical examiner in your area—or anywhere in the country—by following these […]

Commercial Truck Medical Certificate

FMCSA Announces One-Year Extension of Paper Medical Certificate Requirement for Commercial Bus and Truck Drivers The Federal Motor Carrier Administration (FMCSA) today announced that it is extending by one year, until Jan. 30, 2015, a requirement that interstate commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders retain paper copies of their medical examiner’s certificate and continue to make the document available for review upon request at the roadside […]

Commercial Trucking in the Winter Season

Seven tips from Progressive to keep truckers safe and protected during the winter season  A carpet of fresh snow can be heartwarming when viewed from indoors in front of a roaring fireplace. But for a trucker, that beautiful landscape can mean treacherous roadways.  To prepare for brutal winter weather, here are a few tips from Bill Kampf, Progressive Commercial Auto general manager, to help protect […]

Veteran's Day

This week all over the United States we will celebrate together the National Holiday Veteran’s Day. November 11, is the date to honor American veterans of all wars. This day brings a long history of memories for so many veterans that are currently serving or have served in the military. Transitioning from a career in the military back into the civilian world can sometimes be […]

Best Commercial Truck Insurance Rates

Working with multiple insurance carriers in the last 17 years as a truck underwriter has given me a unique understanding of the companies. I would like share a few things that you should know in order to get the best rate with one of the top commercial truck insurance companies. Equipment – less than 10 years is ideal. Commercial insurance companies believe the older the […]

New Hours of Service Safety Regulation

  New Hours-of-Service Safety Regulations to Reduce Truck Driver Fatigue Begin Today WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced that new federal regulations designed to improve safety for the motoring public by reducing truck driver fatigue took full effect today, July 1, 2013. “Safety is our highest priority,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. “These rules make common […]