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…

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…

2 Trends Affecting the Future of the Trucking Industry

Fewer insurers are willing to write commercial trucking business, and the coverage that’s available can be prohibitively expensive, with rate increases averaging in the double digits for even the cleanest accounts. Technological developments may allay these expenses, including autonomous technology capable of maximizing operational efficiency. Additionally, watch out for these two trends: 1) Drastic economic…

Tips for Truck and Bus Drivers

Road safety is everyone’s responsibility – passenger vehicle drivers, truck drivers, bus drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) developed Our Roads, Our Safety, a national safety campaign to raise awareness about sharing the road safely with large trucks and buses. Check out these safety tips for truck and bus drivers: Defense!…