Semi Truck Insurance

Make Driver Safety a Priority During the First Freeze

Semi Truck Insurance Autumn is well underway, and that means icy nights and snowfall are on their way. If you have drivers with routes far in the north or in mountainous regions, it might already feel like the start of winter. Icy weather is bad news all around. It makes driving more dangerous and it slows down the route. But don’t focus just on the […]

Are You Clearing the Ice Off Your Truck?

Ice can strike at any time, and sometimes that warning is literal. Northern states such as Minnesota and Vermont experience icy storms and freezing temperatures well into spring earlier this year, and that ice can be dangerous. Because of rapid temperature fluctuations and bumpy roads, several passenger vehicles and even a police squad car have been hit by large chunks of ice and snow flying […]

What Does the Denham Amendment Mean for Your Truckers?

When the House passed the Denham amendment in April 2018 as they reauthorized the FAA for five years, they emphasized the importance of federal regulations over the state when it comes to truckers. Many states, like California, either require or allow for paid breaks every four to five hours of drive time. These more frequent breaks were monitored by ELDs. The federal regulations that the […]

Are Bigger Trucks Bad for Business?

Semi-trucks are becoming bigger and bigger when they can. Profit margins are thin, which means being able to carry more on each route makes a lot of business sense. But not everyone likes having oversized trucks in their region, and big trucks have their own safety considerations. If you’re weighing the pros and cons of adding a truck for larger loads, it’s not necessarily a bad […]

Operation Safe Driver Week Is Just Around the Corner: July 15-21, 2018

Dangerous driving is the root cause for most of the dangers out on the roads. Even with poor visibility, aging infrastructure, and unclear GPS routes, the number one cause of vehicle crashes is driver behavior. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s “Large Truck Crash Causation Study,” the FMCSA found that 88% of truck crashes and 93% of passenger car crashes are due to […]

How is Health Impacting Your Company’s Driving Records and Insurance?

OSHA ranks semi-truck driving as one of the worst jobs for drivers’ health. The combination of long hours of sedentary driving, stress, and sudden activity with heavy loads is dangerous. But as OSHA, FMCSA, and health professionals examine semi-truck driving in greater detail, there are even more underlying health risks. What are some of the top health risks impacting your drivers? Your drivers’ health doesn’t […]

How Does Your Trucking Company Measure Up in These Three Factors?

Insurance companies look at a lot of different elements of your business in order to finalize the offered premiums. Many of them, such as your company’s history, the types of trucks you drive, and the types of materials you tend to transport, are expected. But there are a few surprising factors that could be impacting the monthly price tag, such as: How well did your drivers […]

Four Motorist Hazards to Watch for This Winter

Motorists typically dread winter driving for good reason. The traction and visibility are poor during snow storms, and black ice can take you by complete surprise. For the commercial or owner operator truck driver, winter driving is even worse. Handling a semi-truck is far more difficult in winter conditions than the average car. On top of this, the actions of some motorists increase the hazards […]

What to Keep in Mind as You’re Reviewing or Changing Your Semi Truck Insurance

The trucking business is constantly changing. The cargo and routes you transport one year might be completely different the next, and your semi truck insurance should change alongside your business. By reviewing your policy every year, or whenever you note a major shift in the size, sector, or common regions of your business, you can make sure you’re getting the coverage you need. Here’s a […]

How Conducting Your Own Level I Inspection Can Reduce Your Semi Truck Insurance Premiums

Pre-inspections are a critical step in the routine of any truck driver. Not only do they help you catch any problems in the cargo or any insecure parts, they help you keep your vehicle compliant after hard days on the road. Keeping your commercial truck compliant with CSVA standards is one of the best ways to keep your semi truck insurance premiums low: not only […]

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