Bobtail and non-trucking liability insurance are often incorrectly referred to as the same. However, there are important differences between the two types of insurance. Not understanding these differences could mean that you are not adequately covered when you need it.
If you drive a semi-truck, in most cases, you probably drive with a trailer attached as you move goods from one place to another. When you are under dispatch, then you will probably be covered under the insurance that your motor carrier provides.
In addition to the holiday parties, downtime, and festive atmosphere, the end of the year is an ideal time to check over your fleet and ensure you are ready for 2019. From updating maintenance and driver training to double checking your insurance and making sure your truck insurance coverage matches your needs, these are the tasks to handle as the year draws to a close.
The International Fuel Tax Agreement, or IFTA for short, is an agreement between states in the U.S. and provinces in Canada to collect fuel use taxes. The IFTA agreement includes the 48 U.S. states and 10 Canadian provinces that participate.
As a lowboy trucking company, you haul some of the most costly cargo on the road. On top of that, you’re at greater risk of theft and damage due to the “exposed” nature of that cargo. Having the lowboy insurance coverage you need ensures that your business doesn’t get caught with a bankrupting repair or replacement bill.