Winter Driving Safety for Truck Drivers (Part 2)

When winter weather starts to set in, your trucking operation may need to take additional steps to ensure winter truck driving safety, help drivers avoid accidents, protect the company truck fleet, and keep company drivers and others on the road out of harm’s way. Even if your operation currently provides drivers with extensive training and … Continue reading “Winter Driving Safety for Truck Drivers (Part 2)”

Winter Driving Safety for Truck Drivers (Part 1)

Winter weather creates a lot of potential hazards for truck drivers. Sudden storms and lingering snow and ice make roadways treacherous and much more difficult to navigate safely. Truckers often don’t have the luxury of staying home when the weather turns, as they are responsible for keeping up with a delivery schedule. However, there are … Continue reading “Winter Driving Safety for Truck Drivers (Part 1)”

Addressing & Preventing Trucking Crime (Part 2)

Personal Attacks Though uncommon, truckers are sometimes subject to personal attacks and muggings. These crimes are often committed with the intent to rob a trucker of their personal belongings, including any cash or valuables that they may have with them. When such crimes happen, they often take place at truck stops and other rest areas … Continue reading “Addressing & Preventing Trucking Crime (Part 2)”

Addressing & Preventing Trucking Crime (Part 1)

Trucking might not seem like a particularly dangerous job, but crimes targeting truckers may be on the rise in recent years. These crimes vary in nature from violent attacks to theft of cargo, and even the most safety-conscious driver can become a victim. That’s why it’s important to learn about crime prevention for truckers. Crime … Continue reading “Addressing & Preventing Trucking Crime (Part 1)”

Best Practices for Reducing Risk on the Road (Part 2)

As an essential economic driver for commerce in the United States, commercial trucking is dependent on safe operating practices to reduce risks. Gaining an understanding of common risks – and the best practices for road safety – supplements the protection of truck insurance. In part one of our two-part guide, we covered such practices as … Continue reading “Best Practices for Reducing Risk on the Road (Part 2)”

Best Practices for Reducing Risk on the Road (Part 1)

The commercial trucking sector is a critical component of the United States economy. Truckers cover millions of miles to transport goods between manufacturing and production centers to consumers each year. With the miles traveled and loads hauled, trucking operations face numerous risks. Understanding these risks is the first step toward risk management, a strategy that … Continue reading “Best Practices for Reducing Risk on the Road (Part 1)”

Dump Truck Operator Safety

Dump trucks perform essential functions in the transportation industry. Dump trucks and their operators may be called upon to provide their services for the construction, land clearing, agricultural, and landfill sectors. As such, dump truck operators face many operational risks. Dump truck insurance is a foundational component of risk management for operators and truck owners. … Continue reading “Dump Truck Operator Safety”

Potential Drivers Deemed Ineligible from Drug Databases

A large number of truck drivers with drug and alcohol violations on their records in drug databses have failed to complete the federal return-to-duty process, according to statistics released by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Of the 28,445 drivers with at least one violation, 26,443—or 93 percent—have been deemed ineligible to return to … Continue reading “Potential Drivers Deemed Ineligible from Drug Databases”

DOT Promotes Flexibility in Trucking Hours to Maintain Trucker Safety

In a recently released memo, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) detailed final rules updating the hours of service to increase safety on roadways by updating existing regulations for commercial truck drivers. The need for this change has come about due to the disruption in the nation’s trucking supply chain … Continue reading “DOT Promotes Flexibility in Trucking Hours to Maintain Trucker Safety”

Truckers: CDC-Recommended Guidance for Safety

As cities and states continue to take measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 this summer, CDC guidelines for truckers have been released. Since the virus hit, the roads and highways around us have stayed relatively quiet. Normally gridlocked roads in places like Chicago, D.C., and Los Angeles have seen much better traffic in recent … Continue reading “Truckers: CDC-Recommended Guidance for Safety”