Prepare for Operation Safe Driver Week 2016

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The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver Week will be during the week of October 16-22, 2016. The week is dedicated to spotlighting unsafe driving behaviors by both commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers and passenger vehicle drivers. 2015 Operation Safe Driver Week Results In 2015, law enforcement officers pulled over 21,012 CMV drivers and […]

Be Prepared to Stop: A World Without Trucks

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Many of those not working in the transportation or trucking industries do not realize the importance of trucks, and truckers, to our daily lives. Filmmaker Jennifer Clymer recently finished Be Prepared to Stop, a documentary depicting the necessity of truck drivers and trucks on the road. Be Prepared to Stop Clymer made the film in memory of her […]

Becoming an Owner Operator: Master Insurance Policy

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Our last Becoming an Owner Operator post discussed the different trucking insurance coverages an owner operator needs. These differ depending on whether s/he decides to lease onto a motor carrier or operate under his or her own authority. This post is for those who have leased onto a motor carrier and are exploring their insurance options. It […]

Prepare for CVSA’s Brake Safety Week 2016

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The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Brake Safety Week will be during the week of September 11-17, 2016. Law enforcement officers across North America will conduct inspections on large trucks and buses. They will be looking for out-of-adjustment brakes, and brake-system and anti-lock braking system (ABS) violations. 2015 Brake Safety Week Results In 2015, out-of-service (OOS) violations […]

Protecting Your Storage Tank System from Flooding

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In the month of July, Minnesota experienced some serious rainfall. So much, in fact, that the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) issued a notice on how to prevent water from entering a storage tank system. Tips to Prevent Water from Entering Storage Tank System Ensure tank fill caps are in good condition. Water can easily leak […]

Charity Spotlight: The Truckers Missing Child Project

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The Truckers Missing Child Project was started on Facebook by truck driver Dugal Trimble in 2012. Today, the page has nearly 6,700 likes and the twitter account (@TruckinActivism) has around 4,200 followers. When asked why he began The Truckers Missing Child Project in an interview with Truck News, Trimble explained, “I thought there needed to be some […]

Becoming an Owner Operator: Trucking Insurance

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Last month’s Becoming an Owner Operator post discussed the advantages and disadvantages of leasing onto a motor carrier and driving under your own authority. This post will build off of last month’s by explaining how the way you choose to operate your trucking business determines which trucking insurance coverages you will need. Trucking Insurance: Leasing onto a […]

Factoring vs. Accounts Receivable Financing

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Freight invoice factoring and accounts receivable financing are oftentimes considered to be one-and-the-same. However, slight differences exist between the two that could affect your business. Freight Invoice Factoring. When you factor, you are actually selling your invoice to a factoring company. This results in a three-part funding structure: 70 to 95 percent of the value […]