Department of Transportation - Trucking Safety

Worried About a DOT Safety Audit?

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Worried About a DOT Safety Audit? Wait Until Freight Brokers Jump Into the Audit Game. The dreaded DOT safety audit. It’s enough to strike fear in the hearts of many hardened fleet managers. However, there may be a new player in the safety audit game—freight brokers. A bi-partisan bill introduced in Congress would allow freight brokers to establish safety standards…

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Commercial Trucking Safety & Insurance

Use the FMCSA ETHOS Tool to Reduce Your HOS Violations!

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Use ETHOS to Help Understand HOS Violations Commercial truck insurance underwriters scrutinize the Hours of Service (HOS) score, as an elevated score has a strong correlation to crashes. It’s important that fleet managers continually train their drivers on HOS rules. Fortunately, the FMCSA recently launched the Education Tool for Hours of Service (ETHOS) to help break down various types of…

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Road Check 2021 - Weigh Station

What Should My CSA Score Action Plan Be After Road Check 2021?

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Road Check 2021 Is Over—But Don’t Lose Focus on OOS Violations We hope that your fleet survived Road Check 2021 with clean inspections! That said, well-run fleets will monitor CSA violations year-round and have an action plan for preventing OOS issues. Your ISS and CSA scores have a significant effect on your commercial truck insurance rates, so it’s critical to…

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Federal Trucking Liability Limits

What Are the Top 5 Reasons Increasing Federal Trucking Liability Limits is a Terrible Idea?

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Top 5 Reasons Why Increasing Federal Trucking Liability Limits is a Terrible Idea During the past few years, there has been a push by some members of Congress to increase the federally required limits of liability for truckers from $750,000 to as high as $4 Million. Citing medical cost inflation as the primary reason, some industry groups including the plaintiffs’…

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As a trucker, do you have a post-accident protocol?

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  Do You Know What to Do After a Trucking Accident? Truckers today face more challenges preventing losses, but having a post-accident protocol in place can help save your fleet money, time and aggravation during a scary moment. We encourage having tow assistance in all trucking policies to ensure the security of the truck and cargo. This alone could save…

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Great West Casualty Company Offers Virtual Safety Seminars

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In lieu of the regional, in-person safety seminars that Great West Casualty hosts every year, they are offering free, virtual seminars for commercial motor carriers. All seminars will be held this October, with flexible times to accommodate the busy schedule of transportation professionals. Topics will include “Safety and Regulatory Updates” and “Conducting Effective Incident Reviews”.   CLICK HERE TO VIEW…

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Are Your Independent Contractors an Employment Practices Claim Waiting to Happen?

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When putting together a commercial truck insurance program, it may be easy to overlook coverage that protects your business operations. With a wave of high-profile litigation related to the owner-operator model, it may be time to consider coverage to properly protect your business. An Employment Practices Liability policy (EPLI) is a good place to start, though it’s important to ensure…

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