Safety Tips for Trucking in Traffic

Trucking professionals have enough to worry about when it comes to transporting their shipment from location to location. Schedules need to be strict and time is of the essence, but safety shouldn’t be compromised because of a hurried driver. Besides being hasty, there are a number of things to consider when it comes to keeping … Continue reading “Safety Tips for Trucking in Traffic”

Why Every Trucker Should Have Roadside Assistance Coverage

Roadside assistance is an add-on type of insurance that some commercial truck drivers may not consider when looking for coverage. Having regular insurance on hand is a must, but budgeting for something like roadside assistance may not be at the top of a driver’s list. However, it’s important that drivers all around know the benefits … Continue reading “Why Every Trucker Should Have Roadside Assistance Coverage”

Tired Trucking: How to Combat Driver Fatigue

With the rise of e-commerce platforms like Amazon and a huge shift in how we as a society shop for and ship items, the trucking industry has seen a huge boom in activity in recent years. More than 15 million commercial trucks drive along American highways, transporting more than 70% of all goods in the … Continue reading “Tired Trucking: How to Combat Driver Fatigue”

When Do You Need Cargo Insurance?

Cargo ships and fleet vehicles have enough to worry about when it comes to logistics, but having to prepare for the unexpected is another layer of stress that needs to be kept at bay. Your goods need insurance, just like someone needs health insurance, so understanding the benefits of this coverage is important when transporting … Continue reading “When Do You Need Cargo Insurance?”

Brake Safety Week: How to Make Sure Your Brakes are Maintained and Working

Braking systems are one of the most important components of any semi vehicle on the road. A matter of safety and security for not only the truck’s driver and the cargo they’re carrying, having a well-maintained brake system should keep everyone else on the road safe. Brake failure is a common cause for accidents and … Continue reading “Brake Safety Week: How to Make Sure Your Brakes are Maintained and Working”

The Fundamentals of Dump Truck Insurance

Every year there are about 4,000 deaths as a result of large trucks being involved in accidents on the road in America. The risk is high for truck drivers as they drive across the highways every day, and it’s even riskier for dump truck drivers as their vehicles are less agile than cars around them. … Continue reading “The Fundamentals of Dump Truck Insurance”

How Data-Driven Technology Could Change the Trucking Industry

Technology is increasingly changing the world around us and making innovative steps in virtually every industry including trucking. Long haul companies are seeing a growing dependency on digital technology affect their operations and having to reorganize the way they do business. With the advent of autonomous trucking and a threat of a driver shortage looming, … Continue reading “How Data-Driven Technology Could Change the Trucking Industry”

Why Pollution Coverage is Necessary for Trucking Operations

Trucking companies that invest in a standard truck insurance policy may find adequate coverage against liability claims related to accidents and cargo, but typically don’t have protection against claims related to pollution. It’s no secret that semi trucks emit more pollutants the average car on the highway and some trucking companies have suffered having this … Continue reading “Why Pollution Coverage is Necessary for Trucking Operations”

The Biggest Problems Facing the Trucking Industry Today

No matter the type of business, no matter the economy, there are high times and tough times for each major industry. And with the advent of smarter and more efficient technology many industries are seeing the speed of change pose new issues. One major industry feeling the pressure of too much change, too fast, is … Continue reading “The Biggest Problems Facing the Trucking Industry Today”

Questions to Ask Your Truck Insurance Agent

For commercial truck operators, when it comes to insurance, a little bit of research can go a long way. From shopping around and getting quotes to going over exactly what is needed to be better protected behind the wheel, there are preliminary measures to account for. Truck insurance options aren’t all made equally, and that’s … Continue reading “Questions to Ask Your Truck Insurance Agent”