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…

Spring Driving Hazards – Trucking

It’s time to start thinking about spring and the unique driving hazards the season brings. Check out these tips provided by Great West Casualty Company. Adverse Road Conditions. Potholes pose a significant risk to drivers and equipment. These hazards are created when melting snow and ice seep into the soil under the pavement. When the…

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!…

It’s Your Job to Drive Defensively

Considering the value of the cargo that you transport in your trailer, and your most precious cargo—yourself, driving defensively is arguably one of your most important responsibilities. Your life—and the lives of those that find themselves near you on the highway—depends on it. Let’s take a look at the meaning of driving defensively and discuss…

Winter Driving Tips for Truckers

One of the joys of the trucking business is the ability to travel across the country and experience the beauty of different roads from coast to coast. However, this also means you must prepare for various types of driving conditions. The winter months make for treacherous road conditions across much of the country with heightened risks…

Employing the Best Drivers

If you’re experiencing driver shortages, you may feel compelled to quickly fill an empty position to avoid undelivered cargo that’s costing you money; however you may end up spending more money in the long run if you hire unfit drivers who are a risk to themselves, your company and the public. Characteristics of Risky Drivers…