AB-5 Signed Into Law: What That Means for Truck Drivers

This past September, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law new legislation focused on making things a little more difficult for independent owner-operators, such as truck drivers and gig economy workers, possibly even putting them out of business. The AB-5 legislation originally passed the California State Assembly back in May and was passed by the … Continue reading “AB-5 Signed Into Law: What That Means for Truck Drivers”

Tips for Truck Drivers to Stay Healthy on the Road

For trucking professionals who spend hours and days on end traveling across the American highway systems, being away from home, their family, and a regular routine can all blend together to create an unhealthy lifestyle. Poor diet, lack of sleep, isolation, and the demanding nature of their job can wreak havoc on their bodies, minds, … Continue reading “Tips for Truck Drivers to Stay Healthy on the Road”

FMCSA Proposes New Rule to Increase Service Hours Flexibility for Drivers

In August, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published a long-awaited proposal for changes to hours of service rules that would help add more flexibility for truck drivers on the road. These hours of service rules, first adopted in 1937, specify the permitted operating hours of commercial truck drivers and have gone through multiple … Continue reading “FMCSA Proposes New Rule to Increase Service Hours Flexibility for Drivers”

Intentional Pairing: An Operations Change That Could Lead to Lowered Trucking Costs

Trucking companies have been operating with drop-and-hook operations for some time hoping to maximize efficiency. But while many trucking companies stick with this method, there’s little focus when it comes to matching tractors. In a new report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE), it’s pointed out that a change in operations to … Continue reading “Intentional Pairing: An Operations Change That Could Lead to Lowered Trucking Costs”

In 2019, Independent Truck Drivers Are Earning More Than Company Drivers

Striking out on your own and working in the gig economy may seem like a risky endeavor for people working in tech or the arts. But one area where being self-employed is actually coming out ahead is in the trucking business. Self-employed truck drivers, also known as owner-operators, earn more per hour and work longer, … Continue reading “In 2019, Independent Truck Drivers Are Earning More Than Company Drivers”

Driver-Facing Cameras in Trucking Operations: Yea or Nay?

The commercial trucking industry is in the middle of a major overhaul right now. From a massive labor shortage to the electric and autonomous truck markets developing at a fast pace, trucking isn’t the same as it has traditionally been, and is expected to continue in this way in the coming years. One trend that … Continue reading “Driver-Facing Cameras in Trucking Operations: Yea or Nay?”

Important Insurance Considerations for Flatbed Trucks

Flatbed trucks are larger than normal trucks that carry heavy loads, including heavy machinery, steel, vehicles, and more. Because of a flatbed’s payload and its design, the goods that are being shipped are more vulnerable to external exposures, and the trucks themselves are inherently more of a liability on the road when it comes to … Continue reading “Important Insurance Considerations for Flatbed Trucks”

Towing Operators: Make Sure You Understand the Lingo

After working in the towing industry for a period of time, you’re bound to pick up a shorthand for certain classifications, industry terms, and road service items. But with a new generation of drivers taking the wheel, it may seem like a bunch of jumbled letters thrown together. With this in mind, it’s probably best … Continue reading “Towing Operators: Make Sure You Understand the Lingo”

Truck Stop Cargo Thefts: What Can Be Done

Cargo theft of freight trucks on the road has always been a prevalent threat to freight companies. And even though numbers are down, with the uptick in e-commerce and electronics pose a potential threat for trucking companies and their clients. Drivers will park their truck at a stop, go inside to rest, and then come … Continue reading “Truck Stop Cargo Thefts: What Can Be Done”

How CAB Reports Function in Underwriting Trucking Operations

When it comes to trucking operations, having truck insurance is an important component to keep everything moving in a transparent way. However, if a motor carrier’s driving history is flagged with having the same number as another company, finding the right coverage can be increasingly difficult. Interpreting risk information should be in every carrier’s understanding … Continue reading “How CAB Reports Function in Underwriting Trucking Operations”