Trucking Insurance 101: Cargo Liability

Cargo Liability Insurance

One of the most basic risks a motor carrier accepts on a daily basis is the responsibility to protect the commodities they haul from pickup to delivery under a bill of lading or shipping receipt. To help mitigate this risk, motor carriers purchase Cargo Liability insurance. What is Cargo Liability? Cargo liability is purchased to […]

Trucking Insurance 101: Non-Trucking Use Liability

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Owner-Operators that lease onto a Motor Carrier are typically protected by that carrier’s liability coverage. But what about a trip to the bank, helping a friend move, or driving to a trucking show? If you are driving your rig for personal use, and not to further the business of your motor carrier, you are not […]

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 […]

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 […]

3 Transportation Captive Insurance Myths

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So, you’ve read our post on taking control of your insurance, and now you’re looking into captive insurance as a solution. However, simply Googling “Captive Insurance” leads to around 2.8 million results, which leaves a lot of room for misunderstandings. In this post, our aim is to debunk the most common transportation captive myths. #1 […]

Cyber Liability: An Overlooked Necessity in 2017

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No matter the type of business you’re in, scammers and hackers always seem to be knocking at the door. Whether an email attachment caused a breach in the firewall or a hacker leaked confidential information, Cyber Liability Insurance provides coverage for the services needed to regain your customers’ and the public’s trust. Why Cyber Insurance? Flashback […]

Rent-a-Captives as a Trucking Insurance Solution

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Rent-a-Captives Rent-a-captives, as well as other captive and self insurance options, are great for trucking companies who are looking to stabilize insurance costs. However, since not all trucking companies are capable of undertaking the formation of their own captive, rent-a-captives are the ideal solution. A rent-a-captive is defined as “an arrangement whereby a capital base is accessed […]

The Benefit of a Self-Service Trucking Insurance Agency

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When you think insurance, you might not think technology. However, many trucking insurance agencies are turning to self-service client portals to enhance the insurance experience. The value-added service a portal provides ensures that your business runs smoothly 24/7/365. Certificates of Insurance Most insurance agencies are open 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. However, trucking companies have drivers […]

Top Questions: Deadheading vs. Backhauling

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In an effort to help those within the trucking industry better understand trucking insurance, Truck Writers publishes its Top Questions posts. These posts are inspired by real questions submitted through our Ask the Expert portal. This post will cover the difference between deadheading and backhauling. Deadheading vs. Backhauling Typically in trucking, the driver is hauling a load […]