The dangers of speeding for truck drivers

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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.

We’ll explain why it’s not a good idea to speed and give you some tips to prevent speeding-related accidents.

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Why you should wear your seatbelt every time you drive

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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. But we’ll explain how seatbelts keep you safe and why it’s important to buckle up every time you drive – whether you’re driving your truck or your personal car.

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How to save money on your truck insurance

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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.

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The dangers of strong wind for the drivers of tractor trailers

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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.

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How preventive maintenance can help you lower your truck insurance rates

Preventive maintenance can help you save on your truck insurance.

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. Plus, you don’t want your truck to spontaneously stop working, right? Getting a mechanic to service your trucks (whether you have dump trucks, straight trucks, flatbeds, or even moving trucks) on a regular basis can also help your truck insurance rates. We’ll explain why.

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Ten tips for driving a truck safely in the city and avoiding accidents

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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.

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6 tips to improve safety and avoid accidents at your trucking business

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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.

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How to avoid truck rollovers and prevent semi-truck accidents

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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.

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