What Are the Most Common Causes of Truck Breakdowns?

If you’re on a family trip and your car pops a tire, it may be unfortunate and a little stressful, but it’s a relatively easy fix. If the family van breaks down, again, very unfortunate, but a tow truck can come out. But what if it’s you’re truck that’s hauling loads of cargo and you’re … Continue reading “What Are the Most Common Causes of Truck Breakdowns?”

The Key Differences Between General Liability Insurance and Truck Liability Insurance Coverage

General liability insurance and specialized commercial truck insurance may sound like they are one and the same, or interchangeable, but there are some key differences that can be addressed to clear up confusion. The main thing to know is that a general liability policy  is not be enough to cover a trucking operation that wants … Continue reading “The Key Differences Between General Liability Insurance and Truck Liability Insurance Coverage”

How to Stay Safe When Cooking in a Truck

For long-haul trucking professionals, finding time to stop and eat can sometimes be an issue. Schedules have to be kept and sometimes sacrificing a sit-down meal may be the only option to save time. But when time does allow for a meal and a break, it’s easy to head into the truck stop or a … Continue reading “How to Stay Safe When Cooking in a Truck”

What Owner-Operators Need to Know About Truck Insurance

The road to becoming an owner-operator of your own semi-truck, heading up your own fleet operations, can be long and arduous. Years of driving for someone else’s fleet and dealing with long hauls and unfavorable scheduling have finally paid off and it’s time to be your own boss. But while you may be excited to … Continue reading “What Owner-Operators Need to Know About Truck Insurance”

When Do Trucking Operations Need Occupational Accident Insurance?

Those in the trucking industry know that being safe behind the wheel may not always come by easily. There are a number of things to consider when trying to be safe—from weather conditions to other drivers to the truck itself, it’s becoming even more dangerous to get behind the wheel of a truck. According to … Continue reading “When Do Trucking Operations Need Occupational Accident Insurance?”

Workers’ Compensation in the Trucking Industry

For trucking professionals, taking care of yourself behind the wheel can already be more complicated given the payload you’re hauling. But when you throw other moving vehicles, winding roads, various weather conditions, and government regulations into the mix it makes the job even more of a liability. This is why workers’ compensation packages are so … Continue reading “Workers’ Compensation in the Trucking Industry”

Winter is Coming: A Guide to Safe Trucking in the Snow

About 70 percent of the roads in the United States are in snowy areas during winter months. This presents a great opportunity for accidents to occur due to icy roads and wintry conditions. In fact, more than 116,000 people are injured every year due to a wreck caused by winter driving conditions like snow and … Continue reading “Winter is Coming: A Guide to Safe Trucking in the Snow”

LTL Operations and Insurance

According to recent data, the parcel delivery industry is expected to grow by 9 percent annually to more than $340 billion globally by the year 2020. That big bump is highlighted by the state of the online shopping sector, including the push by websites like Amazon, eBay, and Wayfair, all working to change the way … Continue reading “LTL Operations and Insurance”

The Difference Between Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Accident Injury Insurance for Trucking Operations

Trucking companies across the country make it their mission to create safe and productive work environments for their employees on the road and in their warehouses. Even though trucking operations put their best foot forward to instill safety and accountability, there are still workplace injuries that occur, resulting in high loss of wages and reduced … Continue reading “The Difference Between Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Accident Injury Insurance for Trucking Operations”

The Best Practices of Efficient Trucking Operations

Running a trucking company comes with its challenges, that much is true. But trucking operations owners can invest in a series of best practices to make daily operations smoother and more efficient. From keeping vehicles and drivers safe to saving money and looking out for your bottom line, emphasizing a focus on efficiency in your … Continue reading “The Best Practices of Efficient Trucking Operations”