Motor Truck Cargo Insurance Coverage

Does your trucking operation utilize a specific location where you bring in freight for ether warehousing, transloading, or just temporary storage in transit? Have you discussed this part of your operations with your insurance broker? Motor Truck Cargo Insurance What you may not know is that your motor truck cargo insurance policy likely will NOT … Continue reading “Motor Truck Cargo Insurance Coverage”

Insurance for LTL vs TL Operations: Part 1

Freight Capacity and Truckload vs. LTL Freight capacity is the term shippers use to describe the amount of space secured on trucks and other vehicles to carry their loads. Also known as trucking capacity, it is a critical aspect of managing supply chain deliveries. In the trucking industry, a shipping service that takes the entire … Continue reading “Insurance for LTL vs TL Operations: Part 1”

The Significance of Trucking Bonds

Trucking bonds are essential tools motor carriers and shippers need to safeguard against potential risks associated with transporting goods. As such, they play a critical role in the trucking industry. Any business that uses trucks to transport goods or provide services needs trucking bonds to finance operations safely. Trucking bonds provide a guaranteed third-party assurance … Continue reading “The Significance of Trucking Bonds”

What Truckers Need to Know About Operation Safe Driver Week

Operation safe driver week is almost here, and it will be an informative event about commercial truck safety. Large trucks contributed to 107,000 crashes that resulted in injuries in 2020, with 4,842 deaths. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance created Operation Safe Driver Week to improve the driving behaviors of commercial and passenger vehicle drivers. The program accomplishes … Continue reading “What Truckers Need to Know About Operation Safe Driver Week”

Soaring Prices Leave Owner-Operators with Tough Choices.

Soaring prices across all avenues have left the trucking industry with plenty of decisions to make about cost-cutting. The trucking industry carries the weight of the country’s infrastructure and supply chain. It has traditionally consisted of large transportation companies, logistics businesses, and smaller owner-operators. Unfortunately, the industry is vulnerable to particular challenges, not the least … Continue reading “Soaring Prices Leave Owner-Operators with Tough Choices.”

Fatality Wrecks with Big Rigs Up 13%

An accident is the worst possible outcome for a truck driver, and fatality wrecks are every trucker’s nightmare. Unfortunately, research reveals that big rig collisions that result in death have risen sharply in recent years. Specifically, the National Highway Safety Traffic Safety Administration reports that semi-truck fatality wrecks are up by 13%. This alarming statistic … Continue reading “Fatality Wrecks with Big Rigs Up 13%”

General Advises Supreme Court Reject Review of AB-5

There has been plenty of discussions about a proper review of AB-5 and what the law entails for gig workers. The bill that the legislature passed in 2019 has made plenty of waves throughout the gig industry. You may think of musicians when you hear the word “gig,”.   However, this term describes a type of … Continue reading “General Advises Supreme Court Reject Review of AB-5”

How To Improve Your Trucking Business Profit Margins Part 2

Many factors can influence a trucking company’s profit margins and what expenses they can afford on a daily basis. There are certain factors to consider, especially what truckers can control. You can’t control the weather, the whims of a client, or a supply chain disruption — but you can manage your maintenance practices, recruiting methods, … Continue reading “How To Improve Your Trucking Business Profit Margins Part 2”

How To Improve Your Trucking Business Profit Margins Part 1

Your trucking business profit margins often depend on a speedy, efficient, and cost-effective fleet to help you succeed. When supply chain delays or a national trucker shortage slows things down, how can businesses maintain profits — much less increase them? Trucking Business Profit Margins Trucking business profit margins are indeed delicate, but several steps can … Continue reading “How To Improve Your Trucking Business Profit Margins Part 1”

Trucker Work Environment and Sustainability Initiatives for 2022 (Part 2)

Trucker work environment and sustainability initiatives in 2022 will alter the trucking industry for the better. Better work environments and sustainability practices have never been more apparent. Additionally, the trucker work environment and sustainability initiatives in 2022 will cut down on pollution. The trucking industry is a huge source of air pollution, and recent reports spotlight widespread … Continue reading “Trucker Work Environment and Sustainability Initiatives for 2022 (Part 2)”