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Mitigating Transportation Risks

Mitigating transportation risks should be an integral part of running your business. And Truck Insurance Quotes can help. The structure of your risk management program should look to the endgame – your price.

To reach that goal, we help you to do the following:

  • Get you three free truck insurance quotes
  • Analyze your exposures
  • Implement control measures to those exposures
  • Determine risk transfer or financing options
  • Manage current and future exposures

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How to Be a Safety Mentor in the Transportation Business

A hardworking person can have a powerful influence on their team, especially when they’re working with someone new to the company or the trucking sector altogether. As the coworker of a new employee, consider yourself the most important role model during their first few weeks. Your attitude and your respect for company policies and safety procedures could greatly impact their overall performance!

The significance of serving as a safety mentor in your transportation business will be discussed in this piece. Let’s get started!

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How to Avoid Nuclear Verdicts

Unfortunately, a serious truck accident might push your business dangerously close to bankruptcy. Incidents like these are frequently referred to as nuclear verdicts by insurance companies. This is when a jury grants the plaintiff in the case more than $10 million.

Alarmingly, due to the rise in deadly truck crashes, these instances have become more prevalent. Recent research indicates that the number of accidents rose by 43% between 2010 and 2019.

In this post, we’ll talk about how safety technology and monitoring methods can improve fleet safety as a whole. Let’s get started!

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CDL Drug Test Requirements

It’s usual to be perplexed about the requirements for CDL drug tests. In short, the FMCSA has created criteria for persons who operate commercial motor vehicles to submit to drug and alcohol testing. This covers drivers of passenger vans, buses, and big trucks since they require a CDL. These rules specify who gets tested, when they’re tested, and under what conditions.

Understandably, this is where things start to become a little unclear as the requirements can be somewhat challenging to comprehend. Don’t worry, we’ll explain who must submit to CDL drug and alcohol testing as well as when it’s required in this article.

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Safety Tips and Recommendations for Operating Passenger Vans

Across industry lines, passenger vans can be useful for transporting groups of people. However, these vehicles also carry unique risks. Recent research from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that 15-passenger vans are more likely to be involved in truck crashes than other types of vehicles.

With this in mind, your organization must take steps to mitigate the risks that come with operating passenger vans. Whether your organization utilizes a single van or an entire fleet of this type of vehicle, review the following guidance for an outline of the most common safety hazards associated with 15-passenger vans and risk management steps that you can implement to avoid these hazards.

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To Drive Defensively You Should

To Drive Defensively You Should…

Considering the value of the cargo (cargo insurance cost) that you transport in your trailer, and your most precious cargo—yourself, driving defensively is arguably one of your most important responsibilities. Your life—and the lives of those that find themselves near you on the highway—depends on it. Let’s take a look at the meaning of driving defensively and discuss techniques for staying safe.

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Commercial Truck Inspections

How to Conduct Commercial Truck Inspections

When driving a personal vehicle for everyday use, most drivers simply jump in and go. However, for commercial motor vehicles used to transport cargo or passengers, extra consideration should be taken to ensure that they’re safe and ready for the road.

Performing pre-trip inspections on your commercial truck can catch potential problems before they have a chance to endanger the safety of you and others on the road. Take care of problems right away to prevent future costs and delays.

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What’s a DOT Number and Who Needs One?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires a Department of Transportation (DOT) number for trucks and other carrier vehicles that meet certain criteria. These typically pertain to GVWR, whether you transport paying customers, and whether you operate across state lines. In addition to the federal regulations, 37 of the 50 states require a DOT number.

It can be confusing, especially if you’re new to the business, to understand if this regulation pertains to you or not. Therefore, in this article, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about DOT numbers. Let’s get started!

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4 Tips for Reducing Cargo Thefts

It’s estimated that cargo theft results in losses of $15 to $30 billion annually in the United States. While those numbers may seem alarmingly high, they illustrate just how vulnerable cargo is during the shipping process.

Shipping losses can dramatically cut into your bottom line, making it essential that you do everything you can to ensure that your goods are transported safely to their destination.

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