The safety of truckers is becoming a major issue in the US, but new legislation such as the Highway Accident Fairness Act of 2021 aims to protect them against staged crashes. Specifically, the bill protects trucking companies from being financially burdened due to a claim from a staged accident.
The global pandemic and its effects have upended many industries. And the trucking industry is no exception. The global crisis has changed the livelihoods of many people involved in the industry. According to the American Transportation Research Institute, the current year is the most unpredictable and chaotic period for truckers in several decades.
Commercial truck insurance is a must for any company in the trucking industry. However, this is even more important if you’re a small business owner. Since truck insurance is geared more towards large-scale companies, it can be costly for smaller ones. It depends on the type of trucks a company owns, the risks involved, and their drivers’ experience.
Social media is now more popular than television and newspapers for marketing. According to research, 4.48 billion people are active on social media. Experts suggest that this number could increase significantly by 2025. There are various social media platforms with billions of users, but Facebook is the most useful when it comes to marketing a trucking business.
On Nov. 9, 2021, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published amendments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) regarding rear impact guards for commercial motor vehicles (CMVs).
Truckers are exposed to various risks, and truck drivers and many trucking companies face the crucial risk of lost and damaged cargo. Truck-related accidents are on the rise due to many reasons, such as excessive cell phone usage while driving, careless driving, or sleep deprivation.
For trucks driven in Georgia, the minimum insurance amount is $100,000. Commercial trucks carrying over 12 passengers have to have an insurance limit of $500,000. However, privately owned pickup trucks and automobiles only need a minimum insurance amount of $50,000 per accident and $25,000 per person.