Commercial Truck Insurance

Change Your Maintenance and Monitoring Policies for Safer Automation

The recent Tempe accident involving a self-driving car and a pedestrian was described by police as unavoidable, and that’s true in more ways than one. Not only did the specific circumstances of this incident make the collision hard to think around, a fatality caused by a self-driving car was always inevitable. While the accident is not going to dramatically slow the evolution or adoption of […]

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 […]

Don’t Ignore Cosmetic Damage, Even During the Busy Season

Some truck repairs can’t be put off. But when key vehicles and equipment are pulled off the roster of available vehicles, that can hurt your company’s bottom line and responsiveness to requests. Many companies have a sliding scale of which repairs need to be addressed immediately and which can be put off a little bit longer. That list gets even riskier during the peak seasons […]

5 Tips for Preventative Truck Maintenance

Scheduled maintenance checks are crucial for keeping yourself safe when driving your truck. All the tricks and technologies in the world won’t help if your truck isn’t working properly. Here are a few preventative maintenance tips for keeping your truck working properly. Have a Regular Maintenance Schedule You should have a regular maintenance schedule. Check your truck on a regular basis, whether it is once […]

What Equipment Improvements Do Your Drivers Need?

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration and other organizations have categorized truck driving as a dangerous job for a long time. The reasons vary. Drivers face long hours and nocturnal periods of activity, prolonged periods of time without movement, dangerous road conditions and more. But new equipment and software are focusing on how to keep them safer, not just make routes more efficient. Look into […]

How to Use Data Collection to Make Your Drivers Safer

Big Data is part of every industry, and the electronic logging devices required last year played a large part in securing its foothold in the trucking industry. But that data doesn’t just benefit data curators, large corporations, and freight brokerages. Use your own companies data and shared information to make your drivers safer by looking for these two trends: Where are the most collisions happening? […]

Why Salaries Are Safer Than Per-Mile Pay

Trucker compensation is going through a lot of transformations. Per-mile pay is becoming more stratified as the trucking industry splits into different types of routes and shipping constraints. More and more truck drivers want to become owner-operators and control a small fleet, even as market forces are making more and more companies consolidate. A lot of companies are also switching to a guaranteed base rate […]

How to Afford Pay Raises in the Competition for New Truck Drivers

There has been a trucker shortage for years, and even the current focus on automated semi-trucks won’t reduce the strain on supply anytime soon. It’s getting harder and harder to find new truck drivers. Part of this is due to a culture that increasingly emphasizes college graduation and corporate jobs. But the risk of poor health and safety are also turning potential drivers away. Here […]

Driving Well in Bad Weather is Good for Your Insurance

Just because April is over doesn’t mean rain showers and thunderstorms are over. There are still several weeks before the drier months of summer clear up the driving weather. Even if the risk of icy rain is lower, heavy rains can be dangerous both for you and the surrounding traffic. Keep your insurance premiums low and your company as a low risk to insure by […]

The Self-Driving Car Strategy That Lowers Liability

Semi-trucking technological development has been focused on autonomous trucking for the past several months. Not only are self-driving cars becoming more accessible to public and private buyers, city and state policies are becoming more open to autonomous use. But entirely driverless transportation can be dangerous. Too many different parts of the transportation process need experienced drivers who can adapt to different situations and verbal descriptions. In […]

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