Common Exposures for Landscaping Companies

Landscaping can be a competitive and rewarding field, and years of hard work can help organizations establish a strong customer base and reputation. However, many business owners don’t realize how many exposures they must address to keep their business operating smoothly. Depending on the complexity of your landscaping company, there are a number of exposures…

6 Steps to Protect Your Business from ID Theft

Quite often, data security isn’t a priority to owners of small businesses or those who are self-employed. Although it is important to spend energy trying to grow the business, protecting your data and your clients’ data is extremely important when it comes to keeping your business alive.  Creditcards.com provides 6 practical and affordable steps to…

April Showers Can Cause Water Damage

April showers bring May flowers, but they can also bring rainstorms that can cause flood damage to your property! Be sure to take the proper steps to protect your property. Check out FEMA’s “How to Prepare for a Flood,” which includes flood basics, info on emergency notifications and how to protect yourself before, during and…

FMCSA Issues Additional ELD Guidance & Temporary Waivers

The FMCSA has issued some proposals and temporary waivers in order to help motor carriers comply with the agency’s electronic logging device (ELD) rule. The following is a list of the FMCSA’s releases and details about how they may impact your operations: A proposal to eliminate the unladen requirement from the personal conveyance rule. Currently,…

FMCSA Lowers Registration Fees for Interstate Carriers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently published a final rule that lowered registration fees for the Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) plan by 9.1 percent in 2018 and 4.55 percent in 2019. Interstate motor carriers are required to register with the UCR program every year, and the funds collected from registration fees are then…

Distracted Driving in Commercial Vehicles

Cell phones are used for almost everything in today’s society. They are great for keeping people organized and are key for communicating, but are your employees using them in a safe manner throughout the workday? PropertyCasualty360.com states “Commercial auto loss control requires a holistic approach, and the following five practices will help companies get on…

25 Most Commonly Stolen Passwords

How clever is your password? If it’s on the list below, your password is just as easily stolen as it is remembered. Protect yourself by making sure you’re not using one of the top 25 most commonly stolen passwords of 2017, as determined by IT security firm SplashData. To create a more secure password, make…