Trucker's Work Culture

Tools to Help Measure Your Company’s Culture

By | Article, trucking-insurance

Company culture plays a pivotal role in a motor carrier’s success. Culture impacts every facet of operations, from safety and compliance to hiring and retention. The term “culture” is sometimes described simply as “The way we do what we do,” and might be viewed as an undefined vibe permeating the walls of a company. In reality, culture can be measured,…

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TRUCK DRIVER COACHING

Tips for Effective Truck Driver Coaching

By | Article, trucking-insurance

Coaching and mentoring are two different approaches to improving human performance. A mentor is someone who shares their experiences and skills to help another person grow, such as mentoring a new driver as they acclimate to the company culture and operations. The mentor’s role is to be more directive in their approach by providing instruction. Conversely, a coach’s goal is…

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Truckers and spoiled refrigerated loads

Tips to Avoid Spoilage or Rejected Loads

By | Article, trucking-insurance

Spoilage and rejected loads are potential risks when hauling refrigerated loads. Various factors can lead to a cargo loss if you are not careful. To help reduce the risk of a loss, read the information below and ask yourself if there are actions you can take to prevent a refrigerated load from spoiling or being rejected.  PRE-LOADING CHECKS Is the…

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Jackknifes: Truckers and Winter Hazards

Trucker Tips to Help Avoid Jackknifes

By | Article, trucking-insurance

There is an increased risk of jackknifes in winter due to icy roadways, but this type of loss-of-control crash can occur any time of the year. To help avoid a jackknife, or recover from one, drivers must be able to recognize the hazards that can lead to a jackknife and react properly. Read the information below and ask yourself if…

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How to Start a Trucking Business with a Rental Truck

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Many entrepreneurs start their trucking business with a rental truck. However, just make sure you understand your commercial auto policy only covers scheduled autos that are on your policy and scheduled drivers.   As always, you can count on the commercial truck insurance professionals at The Daniel & Henry Company to assist you through challenging claims and all of our…

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Truckers - Hours-of-Service Exceptions During Adverse Conditions

What Are Truckers Hours-of-Service Exceptions During Adverse Conditions?

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Question: How does the hours-of-service (HOS) exception work during adverse driving conditions? Answer: According to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) 49 CFR Part 395.1(b)(1), the rule allows a driver to have extra time to complete their day after encountering unexpected delays caused by weather or traffic. A driver may extend both driving and on-duty limits by two hours. This is a…

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Truckers Defense Against Winter Weather Hazards

What is Your Defense Against Winter Weather Hazards?

By | Article, trucking-insurance

Winter can bring frigid temperatures and slippery conditions around the truck. The key to protecting yourself is to recognize the hazards that can lead to winter-related injuries and illnesses and take proper precautions. Read the information below and determine what you can do to better protect yourself in winter.   RECOGNIZE THE HAZARDS   ENVIROMENT Snow and ice around the…

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Trucker Route Planning

8 Tips to Help You Pre-Plan Your Next Route

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Planning your route in advance may seem burdensome at first, but in the long run may be worth it if it makes you safer, helps you avoid unnecessary delays, and cuts down on your stress. Below are eight trip-planning tips to help you be more efficient. Consider these ideas before your next dispatch and decide where you can make improvements….

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Hiring Drivers For Trucking Business

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If you’re starting to grow your trucking business beyond you being the driver, just know its crucial for you hire drivers who hold a license in the state your operate out of or a nearby state. Some carriers charge an additional premium for out of state drivers. With some carriers, it’s an automatic decline on submission.   As always, you…

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