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The Commercial Truck Driver Shortage in Texas May be Easing: Why That’s Good for Insurance Rates

Texas has not been immune to the driver shortage being experienced throughout the country. The country was short by a record 81,000 commercial truck drivers in 2021 according to a report by the American Trucking Association. That figure has come down slightly to 78,000 drivers as of 2022. That said, there are some encouraging signs about the trajectory of how many truck drivers will soon be […]

The 10 Types of Commercial Truck Insurance and their Requirements

Are you an investor or venturing into the commercial trucking industry and seeking a reputable insurance service provider? Do you know the different types of commercial truck insurance and their requirements? Commercial truck insurance is a legal requirement for any small business or owner-operator providing trucking services.  Insurance coverage is one of the most expensive costs for truck owners. The premiums need significant upfront cash and […]

Everything You Ought To Know About Buying Commercial Truck Insurance

An accident or a lawsuit can devastate your trucking business. Companies need protection against unexpected conditions with effective insurance coverage matching owner-operator truckers’ risks. As an owner-operator, you may think you can leave everything that has to do with insurance to your broker; this is not the best thing to do if you want to maximize the protection of your trucking business. Primary liability coverage […]

Are You Ready to Retire as a Owner Operator?

Whether you are just getting started or you have been driving a truck for twenty or thirty years, you should be thinking about your retirement. This is especially true if you are an owner operator. You don’t have an employer who is helping to keep you in line and ready to retire.  So, how can you tell if you are ready to retire (or if […]

Why You Need Commercial Truck Insurance in Texas

Every business has unique needs that require specific insurance. When operating a truck business in Texas, it is crucial to acquire commercial semi-truck insurance to protect your business against unforeseen circumstances. It doesn’t matter the number of trucks you have or the size of your business. You need to ensure that your business is safe, no matter how old it is. Here are areas that […]

Tennessee Semi Truck Insurance News: TN Trucker Talks Safety

Tennessee Semi Truck Insurance News: TN Trucker Talks Safety In October 2019, the Chattanooga Times Free Press published an interview with long-time Tennessee trucker Tim Chelette. Per the Times Free Press, he was “named to America’s Road Team, a group of 18 national ambassadors of the American Trucking Association that represent the trucking industry to motorists, lawmakers and the media” recently, and he sure has earned the […]

Nebraska Semi Truck & Insurance News: FMCSA Kicks off Public Comment Period for HOS Revisions

Nebraska Semi Truck & Insurance News: FMCSA Kicks off Public Comment Period for HOS Revisions In mid-August, 2019 the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration(FMCSA) published some exciting proposed revisions to the recently updated Hours of Service (HOS) rules. You can read all about the proposed changes at our JEB Insurance blog article. The FMCSA also announced a 45 day period for public comment, allowing semi truck […]

Why Your Company Should Be Cautious About the Upcoming (and Unknown) HOS Changes

The semi-truck industry has been on a roller coaster of regulatory changes, and the ride’s not over yet. This June, the U.S. Department of Transportation will release some changes to the current Hours of Service regulations. These changes are being touted as more flexible, but the specifics aren’t clear. Some of the changes are likely to touch on: Increasing short-haul exemptions to fourteen hours of […]

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 […]

How Operation Safe Driver Week’s Results Can Prepare Your Team for Winter

Semi Truck Insurance This previous summer’s Operation Safe Driver Week was designed to stop some of the most common and dangerous safety violations on the road. But the Commercial Vehicles Safety Alliance (CVSA), the entity behind the movement, also wanted to collect data. Once the industry knows the most common violations, everyone can work together to stay safer. Here are the top three most common […]

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