As every industry, the trucking industry also has its own “language” and terms, which may sound like a gibberish to an outside listener. Of course, they are not gibberish. But if you are new to the trucking industry and especially to trucking insurance, you can get pretty confused pretty fast. This is why a bit of clarity is always a good idea. Specifically, when it comes to making the difference between the terms broker, motor carrier and freight forwarder authority. These can get confusing, but you need to know them in order to fully follow the rules if you operate or work under one of these.
Drug and alcohol testing is one of the many procedures and protocols by the Department of Transportation (DOT) which are created and integrated in order to assure the safety of commercial drivers and people on the road, in general.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has a lot of tools in order to ensure safe driving behavior behind the wheel of a commercial truck. One of those tools is the Safety Measurement System (SMS). The SMS is part of the FMCSA’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program. The ultimate purpose of this system is, of course, to make the roads safer.
Getting the right commercial truck insurance is often connected to a lot of research and price matching. Sure, you need to find the best commercial truck insurance for your business, but is the price the main factor? Well, it shouldn’t be. As everything else in life – sometimes the cheapest things can cost you a lot. And this goes especially for trucking insurance – buying the cheapest policy doesn’t always mean you’ve done the best for your business.
It is important to learn as much as you can about car hauling insurance to make sure that you are protected. We will try to summarize what’s essential about car hauling insurance, so you can get a policy to fit your needs.