Trucking Insurance 101: Brokerage Coverage Options

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A Broker has as many, if not more, exposures than a Motor Carrier. These exposures are also much more difficult to define than those of a Motor Carrier. Therefore, policies are very flimsy most of the time and even the best ones are far from perfect. Here are some of the current coverages available to […]

Trucking Insurance 101: Hired and Non-Owned Auto Liability

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One of the main reasons that business owners are often left feeling skeptical and oversold when purchasing insurance products is due to the seemingly endless coverage offerings and unfamiliar terminology. A good example of a coverage that is often overlooked or misunderstood is Hired and Non-Owned Auto Liability. Hired and Non-Owned Auto Liability Many trucking […]

Trucking Insurance 101: General Liability

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With the frequency and severity of auto accidents, it is easy for any trucking company to see the need for Auto Liability coverage. However, auto accidents are not the only risk these companies face. What is General Liability Insurance? To handle lawsuits and judgments arising out of various situations not covered by Auto Liability, trucking […]

Trucking Insurance 101: Auto Liability

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This year, Truck Writers has chosen Trucking Insurance 101 as its blog series. The goal is to help educate those within the trucking industry on the various required and optional trucking insurance coverages. Our first blog post discusses Auto Liability. Auto Liability Coverage In order to operate, all trucking companies must have Auto Liability coverage. This coverage […]

11 Tips for a Safer Trucking Operation

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The number of people killed in crashes involving medium- and heavy-duty trucks in 2016 increased by 57 over the previous year, according to data released by the National Transportation Safety Board. For the last year, our Trucking Safety Tip of the Month series aimed to help educate those within and outside of the trucking industry about […]

5 Essential Safety Diagrams for Every Trucking Company

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Many common workplace incidents are largely preventable with proper employee training. Here are five essential safety diagrams that every trucking company should have available to employees. #1 Slips, Trips, and Falls Prevention Slips, trips, and falls continue to plague the trucking industry. In fact, falls on the same level resulted in direct costs of nearly […]

Trucking Safety Tip of the Month: Cargo Theft

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In 2016, there were 1,614 incidents of cargo theft, heavy commercial vehicle theft, and supply chain fraud in the United States. This month’s Trucking Safety Tip of the Month post aims to educate the trucking community on the pervasiveness of cargo theft and how to prevent it. 5 Steps Toward Preventing Cargo Theft According to […]

Critical Issues in the Trucking Industry 2017

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On October 23rd, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) published the results of the 2017 Top Industry Issues survey. ATRI developed the “Top Ten” list using a formula assigning quantitative values to respondents’ rankings of issues facing the industry. The report presents the findings of the 2017 annual survey, […]

Top Policies for Running a Safe Trucking Operation

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We have said it before, and we will say it again: A safe trucking business is a profitable trucking business. For any trucking operation, it is important to provide employees with materials that enhance your business’ safety culture. Not only will this keep costs down, but it will help keep employees safe. Here are a […]

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week: 2016 Trucking Industry Contributions

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Today marks the middle of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW) 2017. While it’s quite hard to fathom everything truck drivers do for our country, this post is going to try to illustrate the trucking industry’s impact on our economy. 2016 Trucking Statistics The American Trucking Association released its ATA American Trucking Trends 2017 in mid-August. […]