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5 Driving Habits to Master Every Time You Get Behind The Wheel

According the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, 391,000 individuals were injured & 3,477 were killed from distracted driving in 2015. Insurance premiums have skyrocketed because of distracted driving and increases in traffic accidents.  Distracted driving isn’t just talking on the phone or texting but can include reading articles or email, eating, brushing your hair, or […]

Six Things to Do If You Get Into a Car Accident

Being in an accident can be a very frightening event. Being prepared to know how to handle the situation when it occurs will help you deal with the shock of it, and obtaining proper documentation helps support a claim. While accidents will happen to almost every driver, whether their car is parked and unattended, or […]

Preventing Commercial Auto & Truck Theft

When it comes to preventing theft with your commercial truck or auto, the old saying goes, prevention is better than cure. Each year in the U.S., there are millions of dollars in theft of commercial vehicles as well as commercial vehicle cargo. So, what can you do to prevent theft of your cargo or commercial […]

How Commercial Trucks & Vehicles Insurance Premiums Are Calculated

When it comes to insuring large commercial trucks and vehicles, dealing with an experienced insurance agent will provide you with an understanding of your commercial truck coverage options and getting a better price on your commercial truck insurance. Insuring a tractor trailer or semi-truck is very different than getting insurance on a pickup or SUV. […]

What Insurance Do Owner Operators Need?

If you run a business as an owner operator truck driver, chances are you’re pretty busy. The nationwide shortage of truck drivers continues to get worse leaving your schedule full. With your busy schedule you probably don’t have time to worry about whether your insurance coverage is sufficient and up to snuff for your growing […]

5 Things to Consider Before you Switch Your Insurance

Switching your insurance policy can save you hundreds of dollars a year. But, make sure you consider these things before you make the switch. Tip #1: Compare Apples to Apples You’ve seen the commercials – “average savings of $500 a year for those who switched…” Absolutely you can save money. However, be sure that your […]

Move Over Laws

All fifty states in the country have implemented move over laws to protect first responders, tow operators and police officers along highways. This law requires drivers to give a one lane safeguard for stopped emergency vehicles. If you fail to move over, you could be pulled over and receive a moving violation. The “Move Over, […]

Truck Driver Shortages

Our nations national disasters from hurricanes in the Gulf Region to floods in Texas have added to the already existing truck driver shortage problem in the U.S..  Additionally, the new hotly contested mandate for ELD that took effect in December of 2017 has further impacted this shortage. Truck driver shortages likely means increased salaries and […]

ELD Mandate Device Compliance

In December of 2017 the mandate for ELD (Electronic Logging Devices) started. While many devices claimed to be compliant, how are you to know what devices are FMCSA certified and which ones are not? The FMCSA recently provided a checklist to consider before selecting a device for your truck. Before you purchase an ELD, have […]