When you think about dangers that can cause truck accidents, you may not immediately think of sleepiness. But the truth is that driver fatigue is a very real risk-factor for accidents. Fatigue is extreme exhaustion due to mental or physical work. Not getting enough sleep, working long hours, and stress (physical or mental) can cause fatigue. For truck drivers, fatigue is highly dangerous because of the potential for a crash. We’ve got some tips to help you avoid drowsy driving – and save money on your truck insurance by avoiding accidents that could increase your rates.
Insurance for businesses is not inexpensive. Insuring a trucking business… definitely not cheap. You might cringe when it comes time to pay your insurance bill, or maybe you’re living in dread of finding out how much insuring your business will cost. Trucks are risky – the roads are dangerous, and there are a lot of things that could go wrong. That’s why it’s so important to have the right coverage and to make sure that your business is properly insured. But that doesn’t mean that you want to pay a fortune for it. So, we’ve got some tips to help you save money on your commercial truck insurance.
When you think of poor driving conditions, several things might come to mind. Rain. Snow. Fog. Night-time darkness. But one weather-related hazard for truck drivers that may not be immediately apparent is wind. Semi trucks, in particular, can be affected by wind because they can tip over very easily. We’ll explain why wind is so hazardous for tractor trailers and how you can stay safe in strong winds.
Though car insurance is a part of owning a vehicle and can’t be avoided, you may not love how expensive it is. You may be wondering if there are ways to save money on your auto insurance so that you’re not emptying the piggy bank every time you have to make an insurance payment for your pickup truck. Well, we’ve got some of those tips for you, and we’ll explain why they work.
Driving in a city can be stressful in a passenger car, let alone in a truck – flatbed, semi, auto hauler, box truck, it doesn’t matter. Urban driving presents many hazards, such as traffic, the presence of many cars in a small amount of space, narrow winding streets, sharp turns, and pedestrians. Trucks are perhaps not the ideal city vehicles. It’s not easy trying to get where you have to go in the city, but we’ve got some tips to help you stay safe when you have to drive through a densely populated area.
The trucking industry is not without its risks. Though driving is something that’s habitual and familiar, it’s dangerous. Hazards are everywhere, which is why it’s so important for you to be as safe as possible as a trucking company. You might have a great safety record, and we commend you for that. But it’s always a good idea to be on the lookout for ways to improve and emphasize safety at your company. (Safety can also help you save money on your truck insurance.)
We’ve got six tips to help you improve safety at your trucking business.
We’ve all seen news reports about trucks – tractor-trailers, especially – rolling over and causing car accidents, injuries, and even fatalities. Rollovers can happen all-too-easily, and it’s important to be aware of how you can prevent them and what raises your risk of having a rollover. By doing so, you keep yourself safer when you’re behind the wheel, and you lower your chances of having a crash that could injure other people. Avoiding crashes can also help you lower your truck insurance rates. We’ll go over some potential causes of rollovers and give you some tips for preventing them.