What is a USDOT number?

10/20/2013 7:30:00 AM
What exactly is a USDOT number and who needs one?

Changes in Hours of Service for Truckers

5/21/2013 12:05:00 AM
As a fleet owner, you should be aware of the changes and updates going on in the industry. Do you know the new rules about hours of service?

Is Cheap Truck Insurance My Best Option?

10/24/2012 9:40:00 AM
Most people shopping for insurance ask first about price then about coverage. Here are some things you should make sure to look for before buying cheap truck insurance.

Avoiding Collision on Coast-to-Coast Trips

9/3/2012 8:10:00 PM

How many days of the week are you in your big rig? Many truck drivers find themselves going on long hauls month after month. With your truck being such a vital part of you earning an income, it is important provide the proper care. An important part of being a responsible owner/operator is having the right insurance. Even with careful driving, an accident could occur. Can you really afford to take time off work or pay for repairs out of pocket? Having insurance could help ensure wrecks do not keep you off the road for long.

Lowering Your Truck Insurance Premiums

8/17/2012 10:45:00 AM

Driving a truck professionally may not be glamorous, but freight is an essential part of this country’s economy. Being an owner/operator is similar to being a business owner – there are certain expenses that are necessary and unavoidable. For truck drivers, one such bill is insurance. Just because you have to pay for insurance does not mean you have to settle for outrageous premiums. There are a few things that may help you get a lower rate.

Trucks, Cars and Highway Work Zones

7/26/2012 1:20:00 PM

No matter how much insurance you might have on your truck or car, it would be little comfort in the event that you were involved in a serious crash. Once of the most risky scenarios for drivers of all vehicles can be driving through a construction zone. Accidents are relatively common in these zones, and can be serious, despite reduced speed limits that might be imposed. According to Road Safe America, almost a third of fatal accidents in these zones involve trucks. Here are a few of the risk factors to be aware of when driving through these zones.

Tasks to Complete Before Each Trucking Trip

7/17/2012 1:25:00 PM

What is one of the best ways to avoid filing a claim with your truck insurance provider? Keeping your mind focused on the road and avoiding accidents. To help center your mind on the drive ahead of you, you may want to complete these tasks.

Tips for Driving In Rain

7/12/2012 6:55:00 PM

With warm summer weather often comes with heavy rain in many parts of the country. Long haul driving can be dangerous at the best of times, but when you add severe weather into the mix, it can become treacherous. Keep safer on the road and help keep your truck insurance claims to a minimum by educating yourself and any driver you employ on a few wet weather driving tips:

Taking Care of Your Vehicles

7/3/2012 12:30:00 AM

When you rely on your truck for your livelihood, it makes sense to take good care of it. Performing regular maintenance on your vehicles can help keep them working for longer, reduce the chance of an accident and could even help you to keep your truck insurance claims to a minimum.

It is sensible to get a qualified mechanic to check your vehicles over regularly and perform any serious repairs or in-depth maintenance, but there are a few things you can do yourself to help keep your vehicles running smoothly.

Staying Safe at Railroad Crossings

6/25/2012 1:50:00 PM
As an owner/operator, you probably understand the importance of truck insurance. After an accident, if you are unable to replace or repair your truck, you will be unable to continue your career behind the wheel. Sometimes collisions occur because drivers are inexperienced with handling a big rig. Operation Lifesaver, Inc. has compiled these tips to help professional drivers to stay safe when dealing with railroad crossings.
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