Trucking Workers’ Compensation: Controlling Your Ex Mod

Workers’ compensation costs play a role in any trucking business. These costs can prove substantial, and often seem uncontrollable. But this is actually not the case. Workers’ compensation costs are assessed based in large part upon a company’s experience modification factor. This is the multiplier applied to the standard policy rate for your business size, […]

Controlling Costs and Risk with Improved Fleet Safety Practices

Most commercial operators are aware of the fact that distractions while driving lead to an increased accident rate. Additionally, the consequences of an accident are understood by most transportation professionals. But many commercial operators forget the challenges and potentially high costs associated with distracted driving, including fines, penalties, and contribution to accident rate. With the […]

Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Survival Guide

The problem. We all know that the federal government has mandated ELD’s and will eventually stop pushing back the decision.  Many companies that manage truck fleets have held out on adopting ELD’s until absolutely necessary.  When the mandate does hit, companies will be forced to flock to ELD companies or face fines and greater scrutiny […]

Home Office Tax Deductions for Owner Operators

There are two requirements to claim a deduction for an office in your home.  The first requirement is that the area you claim must be used exclusively and regularly for conducting business.  Additionally, you must show that you use this space in your home either as your principle place of business or, if you have […]

Investing in Technology is a Smart Move

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Minnesota Trucking Association’s annual Safety Conference and was struck by how Con-Way Freight has effectively leveraged technology to vastly improve their safety record and fuel consumption. The three things that stood out the most to me were their use of EOBR’s, collision avoidance systems and truck […]

Welcome to the Trucking News & Insurance Blog

The transportation industry comprises the backbone of the American economy, and is fundamental to our way of life. This makes the ongoing success of such businesses in the best interest of everyone. Yet most trucking operations lack appropriate coverage to protect their business in the event of a collision, accident, burglary, liability claim, force of […]