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 […]

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 […]

Accidents Happen: How to Prepare Your Drivers

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Your drivers are well-trained professionals, but what about everyone else on the road? This post focuses on why it’s important to provide your drivers with the necessary tools in the event of a crash. DOT Reportable Accidents: What to Tell Your Drivers A DOT reportable accident is one where a fatality occurred, a vehicle was towed […]

The Importance of Reading Your Operating Agreement

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The operating agreement between a motor carrier and an independent contractor is the lifeblood of the relationship. At stake are many legal and regulatory issues; not to mention the mutual profitability of both parties. What is an Operating Agreement? In simple terms, the lease/contract defines the parties involved and what the obligations are of each party. […]

10 Steps to Becoming an Owner Operator

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For the last year, our Becoming an Owner Operator series aimed to help those interested in becoming an owner operator navigate the ins and outs of the trucking industry. Here are our 10 steps to becoming an owner operator: Step #1 Evaluate Your Personal Considerations Whether you’re an individual considering a career that allows you to […]

Becoming an Owner Operator: Load Boards

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Last month’s Becoming an Owner Operator blog post explained the advantages and disadvantages of being on a master insurance policy. This week’s post will discuss load boards. Load Board Flashback. Before the new age of technology, load boards were physical screens found in truck stops. These screens displayed a seemingly endless scroll of available loads, along with […]

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 […]