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.
Because they are classified as heavy-duty commercial vehicles, dump trucks need specialized trucking insurance. Whether you use your dump truck to haul dirt, asphalt, sand, gravel or rock, your vehicle needs dump truck insurance. This includes transfer, tandem and side dump trucks also.