Rig Insurance

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 […]

Five More Months Until Proposed Deadline of Mandated Login for All Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration released a federal mandate requiring all truck drivers to electronically document driving hours, but so far the administration has not released a plan on that requirement will be monitored. There are fewer than five months until the deadline for all truckers to switch from paper to electronics, and the mandate is supposed to go into effect and be enforced […]

Rig Insurance Florida: The Wrong Way for Truckers to Lose Weight

Obesity adversely affects health in many ways. It causes stroke, high levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, heart disease, and multiple types of cancer. If you’re not technically obese but are packing a good amount of excess weight, it can still cause many of the above problems. A number of these problems, such as high blood pressure or […]

Why Summer Is a Dangerous Season for Commercial or Owner Operator Truckers

When people think about the most dangerous season of the year for driving, winter usually comes to mind. What can be more harrowing than driving your commercial or owner operator truck on icy or snowy roads in a snowstorm? Interestingly, statistics defy this common sense notion and indicate that summer is the worst season because it has the greatest number of accident fatalities. Below are […]

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