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Your BASIC percentiles can determine if you'll be subject to FMCSA intervention.

What is a BASIC in trucking and why do the BASICs matter?

There are a lot of regulations that trucking businesses need to be aware of and follow. The FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) is the agency charged with overseeing CMVs and regulating trucks. The FMCSA has the power to intervene with truck businesses in the form of written letters of warning or investigations.

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Check out these ten summer trucking safety tips.

10 tips for safe summer trucking

Summer is here. Along with the higher temperatures and sunshine come some risks for truck drivers. One might think that winter, with ice and snow and rain, would be most dangerous, but summer has its fair share of risks, too. Summer can be a dangerous time to drive your truck, whether you drive tractor trailers, box trucks, or flatbeds, so check out these summer truck driving tips.

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General liability and auto liability insurance are not the same thing.

The dangers of speeding for truck drivers

As a truck driver, you’re under a lot of pressure to meet your deadlines, keep to the schedule, and get your cargo where it needs to be fast. There could be a lot of temptation to speed. Pushing the speed limit might seem like a great idea when you’re running behind schedule, but there are many consequences and dangers associated with speeding.

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Why you should wear your seatbelt every time you drive

When you’re behind the wheel of a truck, wearing a seatbelt is a key part of staying safe. Driving is one of the most dangerous things we do on a daily basis, and we’ve gotten so used to it that we forget just how dangerous it is. We get too comfortable. We might even decide not to wear a seatbelt.

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Preventive maintenance can help you save on your truck insurance.

How preventive maintenance can help you lower your truck insurance rates

Just like you go to the doctor for a check-up every year, it’s important to get regular “check-ups” for your truck. Preventive maintenance means getting your trucks checked out by a reputable, experienced mechanic even when there’s nothing “wrong” with them. Having regular maintenance done on your trucks can help you catch problems before they become hazards.

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