Rig Insurance

New Bill In Congress May Raise Commercial Truck Insurance Minimums

The long-haul trucking industry is undergoing massive changes, from the introduction of self-driving trucks, to the critical shortage of truck drivers, to discussions between industry leaders and the federal government about potential increases to rig insurance minimums. A recently proposed bill in Washington DC would raise rig insurance minimums from $750,000 to close to $4.9 million.  Using calculations based on when the last insurance minimum […]

Helpful Tips For Avoiding Crashes That Lead To Rising Rig Insurance Costs

Rig insurance costs are a common area of concern for truck drivers. The size of these vehicles can cause certain problems to occur and problems lead to accidents. When accidents take place, rig insurance costs rise significantly. The following guide will allow drivers to avoid crashes and to keep their rig insurance costs low. How Learning Your Rig Decreases Rig Insurance Costs The more familiarity […]

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 […]

Your Eyesight: Essential for Safe Trucking

There’s no arguing the fact that a clear view of the road is essential for safe truck driving. Clean windows, good headlights that are properly aligned, effective defrosters, and good wiper blades are all essential for seeing the road. However, let’s not forget your eyesight, without which, the condition of your lights, windows, defrosters, and wiper blades won’t matter. Under federal regulations, drivers must have […]

Keep Rig Insurance Low by Watching for Hazardous Spring Road Conditions

With spring just around the corner, truck drivers can look forward to easier driving. Of course, “easier driving” is a relative term. Although blizzards and ice storms will soon become a bad memory, spring driving won’t necessarily be a picnic. Besides unsettled weather, expect to find hazardous road conditions, any of which can cause an accident. Stay safe and keep your rig insurance premiums low […]

Bad Sleeping Habits Can Cause Accidents and Increase Your Rig Insurance

Getting better at anything requires lots of practice. If you’re averaging 2500 miles per week like many long haul  commercial truckers, you certainly aren’t lacking in the practice department. However, practice is only part of the equation for improving your professional skills. The other part is consistently getting quality sleep every night. Without it, the work you do only wears you down and may cause […]

Avoid a Rig Insurance Claim by Recognizing Distracted Drivers

Tech gadgets make life more convenient and are indispensable for many. People often walk in stores and on sidewalks immersed in their mobile devices while only minimally engaged with their environment. This is usually harmless, though some have suffered minor injuries after walking into objects such as lamp-posts. However, when people continue this behavior while driving, they endanger themselves and others on the road. According to the […]

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 to Avoid a Collision and a Florida Rig Insurance Claim

While defensive driving reduces your risk of getting into an accident and filing a Florida rig insurance claim, it won’t necessarily protect you from the unpredictable actions of the motorists around you. A distracted driver or perhaps a car having a tire blowout could suddenly veer in front of you. These types of road emergencies require quick action and what you do next will determine […]

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