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”

Navigating Trucker Safety During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The spread of COVID-19 not only affected our sense of safety and the health of people around the globe but also the world’s economy and all the operations within it as well. From local businesses to global companies, the coronavirus outbreak has disrupted how we all live. One way it affected our daily living and … Continue reading “Navigating Trucker Safety During the COVID-19 Pandemic”

Improving Sleep Schedules for Truckers

With a surge in online shopping and e-commerce in the past decade, the trucking industry has seen major growth. But with more work and more trucks on the road, the potential for more accidents, injuries, and deaths has also seen a rise. As online orders need to be fulfilled and a day’s work can extend … Continue reading “Improving Sleep Schedules for Truckers”

The Benefits of Roadside Assistance

As a trucking professional, you have a lot on your schedule every day. From picking up hauls and dropping them off on time to taking care of your mind and body while on the road, the last thing you want to worry about is the potential breakdown or dead battery. Even the slightest hiccup in … Continue reading “The Benefits of Roadside Assistance”

What Truck Drivers Can Do to Improve Their Sleeping Habits

Being a truck driver comes with a lot of perks. From being your own boss to hitting the open road and seeing the country from a unique perspective, being a trucking professional can be ideal for someone looking for a little freedom. But it’s not without its own unique issues, like having to operate a … Continue reading “What Truck Drivers Can Do to Improve Their Sleeping Habits”