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 […]
Owner Operator Insurance
Who Needs Commercial Truck Insurance in Texas?
The economy in the state of Texas relies on information technology, oil and natural gas, agriculture, manufacturing, tourism, and many other large industries, including exports. In fact, total exports from Texas helped contribute to the record-setting value of U.S. goods and services exports in 2013, which reached $2.3 trillion. As a result, trucks are widely used as a commercial vehicles for the transportation of various […]
Four Reasons Why you Need Commercial Truck Insurance in Florida
If you own or operate a commercial truck in the state of Florida, you know that accidents can occur, so it’s best to be prepared. Loads can shift. Natural hazards can cause dangerous road conditions. Reckless drivers can create problems. And because tractor trailer rigs are large and heavy, any accident you have with a private passenger vehicle is likely to cause major property damage […]
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 […]
Commercial Truck Insurance Myths
Your truck is the backbone that keeps your business up and running. But when it comes to insuring your truck, it can be difficult to distinguish insurance facts from myths. And buying commercial truck insurance without knowing the facts might cost you big bucks in damages or downtime. Myth: If you’re on a motor carrier policy, you’re covered. Fact: Motor carrier policies often provide only […]
Florida Commercial Truck Insurance
The Florida Trucking Industry remains in high demand from our citrus produce to the Miami and Jacksonville ports. Florida commercial truck drivers are the back bone in the Florida trucking industry and also the future in the commercial trucking industry. Most truckers start in the industry leased on to larger trucking companies in order to gain the experience and to network in the trucking industry. […]
Owner Operator Tips to Save Money!
Owner operators are always on the road for long periods of time. Constantly thinking about where their next load will take them while trying to make the most money they can for their family. There are a variety of small ways that the owner operator can save money in their business and here are just a few. One of the easiest ways to save money […]
Tax Season is Here!
Spring is in the air and so is the tax season. When it comes to tax deductions for commercial truck drivers, you may be confused about what items are actually deductible. Commercial truck drivers stand to benefit greatly from the deductions that have been put in place by Uncle Sam. If you choose to prepare your taxes yourself you need to be aware of exactly […]
Georgia Trucking Association
Majority of States have their own trucking association that is available for trucking companies and owner operators to join. One of the oldest organizations is the Georgia Motor Trucking Association that has been serving the industry since 1933. The Georgia Motor Trucking Association is the only organization in the state that provides full-time service and representation for the trucking industry. Whether you are a private […]