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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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5 Easy Exercise Options When You’re on the Road

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People who sit for long periods of time, lead sedentary lifestyles, or work in high-stress environments are prone to many serious health problems, such as Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, depression, deep vein thrombosis, and more. Exercise is a great solution. It can help you feel better, boost your energy, manage your weight, and prevent work-related injuries. Below are several…

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How Does Your Credit Score Affect Truck Insurance Premiums?

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   When starting your trucking business, one of the biggest driving factors of your insurance premium will be your credit score. This video discusses some of pitfalls of the industry if you’re not paying your insurance bills on time and your policy goes into cancellation.   Check out my website at https://www.shawnnhelpingtruckers.com For factoring/fuel cards check out https://www.rtsinc.com/agent-company/ As…

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Risk of Adding Additional Insured Status

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When signing up to be a load provider, shippers will request a COI (proof of coverage) & may request additional insured status. An additional insured refers to anyone other than the policyholder who is covered by an insurance policy. Be mindful, they’re basically requesting to share your insurance policy to minimize their risk.   Check out my website at https://www.shawnnhelpingtruckers.com…

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VEHICLE INSPECTIONS: A 15-POINT LIST

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49 CFR Part 396.13 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations specifies a driver’s responsibilities before operating a commercial motor vehicle. Below is an abbreviated list to remind you of the tasks to complete each day and the areas of the vehicle to inspect. For additional information, refer to 49 CFR Part 396 – Inspection, Repair, and Maintenance. DAILY…

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How to Pay Less on Truck Insurance!

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How to Pay Less on Truck Insurance! When getting trucking insurance quotes, understand carriers & underwriters put a HUGE emphasis on the following three factors: 1. Where you store your trucks 2. How good is your credit 3. Motor Vehicle Report of your drivers. For a free consultation, email me Contact us Check out my website at https://www.shawnnhelpingtruckers.com For factoring/fuel…

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Managing Risk & Profitability

5 STEPS OF MANAGING RISK

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Managing Risk, a Task That is Key to Profitability. All motor carriers share one thing in common: managing risk, a task that is key to profitability. Regardless of fleet size, every motor carrier strives to minimize the risks that can lead to financial losses. For those new to risk management, the concepts and techniques used may feel overwhelming, even confusing….

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REGULATORY UPDATES

Ask a Safety Rep: Regulatory Updates

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ARE DRIVERS STILL REQUIRED TO SUBMIT THEIR ANNUAL LIST OF TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS? As of May 8, 2022, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) eliminated the annual requirement for drivers operating commercial motor vehicles (CMV) to submit a list of their convictions for traffic violations to their employers. Motor carriers are still required to make an annual inquiry to obtain the…

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Do I need trailer interchange coverage?

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 What type of trailer interchange coverage do I need? A lot of new trucking clients running power only loads or signing up for Amazon Relay keep asking this question: add Trailer Interchange or non-owned trailer? I personally like to add Hired Auto Physical Damage limits up to $150,000 in coverage that would cover any truck or trailer my client…

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