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By Robert Esposito, 06/17/2019
Truck side guards are devices designed to keep vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists from being injured or killed by large trucks in side-impact collisions. Side guards have been required standard equipment since the 1980s in Europe and Japan, and more recently in Brazil. They are also widely adopted in China,...
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By Robert Haley, Ken Lacey, 05/22/2019
There are multiple underlying reasons why the United States is facing a driver shortage. Some of the largest obstacles include: Drivers must be 21 years of age to drive on the interstate Only 6% of the workforce are women Most insurance companies require two years of driving experience to be considered an...
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By Maureen Maconaghy, 04/22/2019
As technology evolves, the term “telematics” is becoming more and more popular in transportation industry conversations. Telematics is a technology that combines telecommunications and information processing to send, receive and store information related to remote objects, such as vehicles. The data...
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By Bill Hamrick, CIC, 03/29/2019
As we embrace spring, it is imperative to highlight the challenges we’ve overcome last season. Insurance rates have skyrocketed, and availability has been limited for bad risk. Over the past few weeks, noteworthy changes have taken place. Recently, our team welcomed four new insurance companies, entering...
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By Robert Haley, 03/20/2019
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) takes cell phone violations just as seriously as drug violations. If a driver is pulled over for a mobile phone violation, they face fines of up to $2,750, with a maximum violation severity rating of 10 points. If a driver has numerous texting or handheld...
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