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What Insurance, Permits, Etc. Do I Need to Get Started?

  One of the biggest questions we encounter from new drivers is, “What do I need?” Interstate truckers need a variety of permits, registrations, insurance policies, etc. to ensure they are in compliance with various state and federal laws. We can help you with the specifics for your situation (just give us a call), but … Continue reading “What Insurance, Permits, Etc. Do I Need to Get Started?”

Navigating CA CARB Regulations- 6 Essential Resources

  If you drive a tractor-trailer in California, you’ve likely heard about the new regulations from the California Air Resources Board (CARB). The new environmental regulations have been slowly taking effect over the last several years and are now starting to impact small fleets and solo drivers. If you aren’t yet impacted by CARB regulations, … Continue reading “Navigating CA CARB Regulations- 6 Essential Resources”

A New Addition to the Western Truck Insurance Services Family

Western Truck Insurance Services and Sentinel Financial are pleased to welcome TNT Insurance Services to their family. This addition will help us bring superior insurance value to our customers from coast to coast. We merged back on May 1 of this year and have been busy, busy, busy getting everything integrated. These changes are very exciting … Continue reading “A New Addition to the Western Truck Insurance Services Family”

Occupational Accident- Who Will Pay Your Medical Bills If You Get Hurt On The Road?

When you get hurt at work, Worker’s Comp comes to the rescue covering medical bills, rehab expenses and more. This important insurance coverage is paid for by your employer. However, in an industry like trucking where many are self-employed owner operators or lease operators, a work injury can prove disastrous. Who pays for your medical … Continue reading “Occupational Accident- Who Will Pay Your Medical Bills If You Get Hurt On The Road?”

Will the Changes to Freight Broker Requirements Impact You?

Brokers and freight forwarders play a valuable role in the transportation industry often acting as the go between for carriers and consumers. They match willing trucks with loads that need hauling and help get goods from one end of the country to the other. Since those doing the shipping are often unaware of the intricacies … Continue reading “Will the Changes to Freight Broker Requirements Impact You?”

Report Claims Quickly and Get the Most from Your Policy

Crunch… it’s a sound no one likes to hear, especially when you’re driving a commercial vehicle. Unfortunately, accidents do happen, even to the best drivers. In 2011 the FMCSA noted more than 5 million accidents reported to police with 273,000 involving large trucks. Safety can play a big role in helping you avoid these accidents, … Continue reading “Report Claims Quickly and Get the Most from Your Policy”