Semi Truck Insurance

Why Your Company Should Be Cautious About the Upcoming (and Unknown) HOS Changes

The semi-truck industry has been on a roller coaster of regulatory changes, and the ride’s not over yet. This June, the U.S. Department of Transportation will release some changes to the current Hours of Service regulations. These changes are being touted as more flexible, but the specifics aren’t clear. Some of the changes are likely to touch on: Increasing short-haul exemptions to fourteen hours of […]

Do You Have Drivers Going to California? The Break Laws Have Changed

Near the end of 2018, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) decided that the federal law regarding mandatory breaks should overrule California’s laws. In California, drivers, just like other non-exempt workers) were required to take a thirty-minute break during every shift longer than five hours and then take a ten-minute break every four hours. These breaks were also considered paid time. The federal law […]

How Operation Safe Driver Week’s Results Can Prepare Your Team for Winter

Semi Truck Insurance This previous summer’s Operation Safe Driver Week was designed to stop some of the most common and dangerous safety violations on the road. But the Commercial Vehicles Safety Alliance (CVSA), the entity behind the movement, also wanted to collect data. Once the industry knows the most common violations, everyone can work together to stay safer. Here are the top three most common […]

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 […]

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