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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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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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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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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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Trucking Insurance & Loss Runs

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Do You Know the Best Deductible Options? Brief video on why we request loss runs reports to shop your coverage. Also make sure your working with a insurance broker that specializes in trucking!   Check out my website at https://www.shawnnhelpingtruckers.com For factoring/fuel cards check out https://www.rtsinc.com/agent-company/ As always, you can count on the commercial truck insurance professionals at The Daniel…

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How to Select Truck Insurance Physical Damage Deductibles

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Do You Know the Best Deductible Options? Short video on deductible options and strategy for how you handle your physical damage auto claims.   Check out my website at https://www.shawnnhelpingtruckers.com For factoring/fuel cards check out https://www.rtsinc.com/agent-company/ As always, you can count on the commercial truck insurance professionals at The Daniel & Henry Company to assist you through challenging claims and…

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Next Steps for Your Trucking Business After Receiving Your DOT Authority

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Have You Gotten Your DOT Authority? Here are some initial things you can be working on after receiving your DOT authority: 1. Relationships with mechanics 2. Fuel cards/factoring RTS 3. ELDs KeepTruckin 4. MotorcarrierHQ for compliance tips and forms 5. Register with different freight boards-DAT 6. Network with freight brokers and dispatch services Check out my website at https://www.shawnnhelpingtruckers.com For…

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Expanding Your Trucking Business: Screening Drivers

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 Screening Drivers & its Effect on Insurance Premiums When it’s time it time to expand your trucking business, hire the right drivers makes a world of difference in your insurance premiums. Each insurance carrier rates your business differently in how they evaluate your risk. A lot of carriers give major considerations to what’s on your drivers’ motor vehicles reports….

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