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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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By Bill Hamrick, CIC, 02/22/2019
Have you made improvements to your safety program for 2019? If not, now is the time and the only way to see improvement in your safety results is to commit to working at it daily. Make it a priority for your business by giving clear expectations and goals to your employees. As leaders, owners and managers must...
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By Rocky Roemer, 02/11/2019
Insurance is a key component to a trucking organization’s success but it can also be one of the most complicated aspects of business ownership. Having an experienced and knowledgeable agent to help you navigate coverages and design a customized risk management program for your business is one of the...
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By Bill Hamrick, CIC, 01/21/2019
The cost of insurance is very important in the purchasing process, but it’s equally important to also consider other aspects. You want to make sure that you are getting the best value for your money. Additionally, you need to understand your coverage prior to making the purchase. Ask enough questions to...
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By Robert Esposito, 01/15/2019
Recent accidents caused by driver fatigue have led many to scrutinize the trucking industry. In 2016, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) released a key statement about large vehicle collisions on American highways. It said: “In recent years, the public has generally associated the...
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