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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What to Consider When Quoting Your Trucking Insurance Online

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Within the last couple of years, many consumers have turned to online quoting tools for their insurance needs. While online insurance quotes are fine for simple coverages, you may want to consider consulting an agent for your trucking insurance needs. The Appeal of Online Insurance Quotes The idea that you can “control” the insurance process […]

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 […]

What is a Workers’ Compensation Self-Insurance Program?

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Workers’ Compensation Self-Insurance Programs Typically, employers pay a fixed premium to an insurance carrier for workers’ compensation coverage. However, employers may choose to go the self-insurance route, wherein the employer assumes the financial risk for providing workers’ compensation benefits to its employees. In other words, self-insured employers pay the cost of each claim ‘out of pocket’ as […]

Trucking Safety Tip of the Month: Speeding

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Welcome to the second post in our 2017 blog series, Trucking Safety Tip of the Month. Last month, we touched on size regulations within the trucking industry. This month, we will discuss speed and the role it plays in traffic accidents. Speeding and Stopping Distance Did you know that a semi-truck takes about 535 feet to come […]

What to do if Your Trucking Insurance is Non-Renewed

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It’s 30 – 90 days before your trucking insurance renewal and you’ve just been informed that it’s been non-renewed. The good news is that a non-renewal typically will not negatively impact your ability to find insurance. This post will explain why you may have received this notice and what to do in order to keep […]