How To Avoid the 4 Critical Crashes

Critical crashes typically result in severe losses and can be catastrophic for everyone involved. Preventing critical crashes requires drivers to recognize the hazards that increase the odds of a crash, know the defense, and to react properly. Lane Change Crashes A lane change crash occurs when a driver moves into an adjacent lane and strikes…

2019 Truck Convoy for Special Olympics

Truckers from all over the U.S. will join the TRUCK CONVOY® driving event for Special Olympics. In Delaware, the convoy will be escorted by Law Enforcement as they travel from the Delaware State Fairgrounds through parts of scenic southern Delaware. Upon their return to the fairgrounds, a celebration festival will recognize the truckers and the…

Improving Driver Retention

Driver retention is an ongoing issue within the transportation sector. Great West Casualty Company believes motor carriers would be wise to consider retention solutions from the driver’s perspective if they hope to remain competitive. This would also limit the business interruptions caused by driver turnover. Below are the American Transportation Research Institute’s (ATRI) critical issues…

Create A Safety Culture, On Purpose

Intentional hiring, onboarding, training and monitoring keeps roadways safer. Transportation companies have a load to bear—every driver in their fleets represents their brand, their business. One serious accident and major insurance claim could force a trucking company to close its doors. And the reality is, most insurance claims in the transportation industry are not small…

Preventing Rear-End Crashes

Rear-end crashes typically result in severe losses and can be catastrophic for everyone involved. Preventing rear-end crashes requires drivers to recognize the hazards that increase the odds of a crash, learn the defense, and know how to react properly. Great West Casualty Company provides the following information to help drivers improve their driving style. Recognize…

How To React After A Crash

If your driver is involved in an auto accident, be sure they are aware of steps to take to protect themselves and the business. Get out of your vehicle and provide assistance to anyone who is injured. Call the police or highway patrol immediately. Be polite and calm. Contact your employer to make them aware…

2019 CVSA Roadcheck

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) annual International Roadcheck will run June 4-6, 2019. During the International Roadcheck, inspectors will conduct the North American Standard Level I Inspection, a 37-step procedure that includes an examination of both driver operating requirements and vehicle mechanical fitness. This year’s blitz will place a special emphasis on steering and…

Safety in Reverse

Whether you are on the road or at the loading dock, you have a variety of risk factors to consider. Backing accidents can result in personal injury, property damage and increased insurance expenses. Backing up a vehicle, whether it is an automobile or large truck, can be a difficult task. In fact, many accidents occur…