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Don’t Over-Insure Your Trucking Business

Many trucking companies in the United States spend more on their truck insurance than they’re supposed to. To handle their expense, these companies either move to cheaper insurance or completely cancel their truck drivers’ insurance policies.

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Now Is a Good Time to Become a Truck Driver

The U.S. economy largely depends on truck drivers. They deliver everyday necessities and supplies to stores, doctor offices, businesses, and hospitals across the country. But, because of the driver shortage, we’re experiencing a disruption in the supply chain.

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The CVSA Releases the Results from Operation Safe Driver Week

Law enforcement authorities in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico stopped 46,058 commercial and passenger vehicles that were engaged in reckless driving. This occurred during the CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week on July 11th-17th. Officers pulled over 28,145 commercial vehicles and 17,910 passenger cars.

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The Importance of Trucking

Have you imagined what would happen if truck drivers stopped working for a few days?

The world would come to a screeching halt according to Ricky Rodriguez, a truck driver who works 14-hours a day hauling steel and lumber throughout the Midwest. According to another trucker Paul Marhoefer (who hosts the podcast Over the Road), it would send the entire nation into a frenzy.

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How Much Cargo Insurance Do I Need?

Since trucks carry a wide variety of cargo throughout their journeys, it’s hard to figure out how much coverage they’ll need. If you’re a trucker, keep in mind that the amount and value of your cargo changes pretty frequently. That’s why it’s important to invest in a quality cargo insurance policy that fits your needs.

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Do I Need a DOT Number?

Companies operating commercial vehicles to haul cargo or transport passengers need to register with the FMCSA and obtain a USDOT  number.

Also, truckers carrying hazardous materials or hauling different cargo quantities and types through intrastate travel are required to get a safety permit and a DOT number.

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