Owner Operator Insurance

3 Tips for the New Owner Operator

Commercial or owner Operator Truck Insurance Iowa Congratulations! You have decided to make the jump from one of the many employed truckers on the Iowa highways to an owner-operator. There are certainly many advantages to being your own boss. As an owner-operator, you will be able to choose your schedule, choose your loads, and much more. You will also be able to leave the company […]

Three Commercial or Owner Operator Truck Insurance Myths

Commercial or Owner Operator Truck Insurance North Carolina We know the insurance world can seem very confusing and intimidating at times, but it does not have to be. It is important that everyone understand how their insurance works so they can avoid gaps in coverage and find the perfect policy for their trucking operation. Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions about commercial and owner-operator insurance. We […]

So, You’re Ready Want To Join The Commercial Truck Industry?

So, you have finally made the decision that you are ready to join the commercial truck industry. You have decided that you are ready to be an owner-operator. Before you dive into the commercial truck industry waters, you should know that being a driver is not for everyone; this also applies to being an owner-operator. As an owner-operator, there will be more responsibilities and challenges […]

Technology and The Trucking Industry

Technology continues to change the world we live in and continues to make inventive steps in every industry, and this includes the trucking industry. Companies that offer long-haul trucking services are seeing an increase in their dependency on digital technology. Digital technology is changing the way long-haul services operate their business. With the arrival of independent trucking and a continued threat of driver scarcity ahead, the […]

Owner-Operators: Protect Yourself and Your Livelihood With Bobtail Insurance

Truckers who are independent contractors or owner-operators must take particular care to ensure that they are sufficiently insured when not on dispatch. Bobtail insurance is an important form of liability insurance for truckers who are owner-operators. Understanding What Bobtail Insurance Covers Bobtail insurance covers you for any losses arising from accidents that occur when you are driving your rig without a trailer.  Typically, bobtail insurance will […]

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 […]

ELD vs. AOBRD: Does the New ELD Grandfathering Extension Apply to Your Trucks?

The 2018 buzzword is ELD for automated device compliance. But in 2014 it was AOBRD, or Automatic On Board Recording Device. That was the device type mandated under older FMCSA regulations, and it had far different capabilities and requirements than ELDs today or then. But why do AOBRDs still matter today? There is more ELD-related grandfathering. The December 17, 2017 deadline was a partial one, […]

Change Your Maintenance & 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 […]

South Carolina Owner Operator Insurance Provider Discusses Power Line Hazards

When considering professionals at risk of electrocution from power lines, electricians usually come to mind. Construction workers are also at risk because they often work on the rooftops and upper external walls of buildings at about the same height as connecting power lines. Although these two groups are most at risk, truck drivers aren’t entirely exempt from the possibility of accidental contact with live power […]

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