Preventing Vehicle Fires

Vehicle fires can break out for many reasons. Smoking, overheated tires, dragging brakes, faulty wiring or exhaust system failures are just some of the causes of vehicle fires. It is important to exercise the following prevention techniques to ensure your safety. As a professional driver, you need to be familiar with the potential risk of…

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…