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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The topic of high trucking insurance rates continue to come up in conversations I'm having. There are many things that could be done to stabilize the trucking insurance market, in Louisiana specifically. That will be a long post for...

 

Monday, February 11, 2019

The MCS-150 is a form that must be completed to obtain a USDOT number. The MCS-150 form tells FMCSA who you are, where you are, what you haul, and what type of equipment you use to haul it. The MCS-150 needs to be updated anytime there is

 

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

DOT auditors don't play. Why risk a fine or further scrutiny from DOT than need be? Keeping compliant files isn't difficult, you simply need to educate yourself on what is required. This post should set you on a patch for a DOT compliant

 

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Accidents happen. That is why they are called accidents. They aren't intentional. Nobody wants to be involved in an accident (except for the few who make a living by resorting to fraudulent schemes). When it comes to the trucking...

 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

3 Tips to Reduce Your Trucking Insurance Cost Real talk here. In Louisiana and Texas trucking insurance markets, there are not any insurance carriers filing for rate decreases. I don’t see that happening anytime soon, nor without...

 

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Monday, January 14, 2019

We get no less than 10 calls a week from owner operators in Louisiana and Texas looking to get their own authority. The majority of owner operators are shocked when we ballpark what trucking insurance rates will cost them. New venture...

 

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Why do I need trucker's general liability insurance? Excellent question. I’m glad you asked. It is protocol in our agency to always quote general liability for all our potential trucking partners. Trucker’s general...

 

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Claims - Are they a matter of bad luck? In some cases, I think so. But more often than not, I think claims are a combination of bad luck and poorly run operations. The same principal applies to "bad luck" as "good luck". People will...

 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

There is no one-size-fits-all commercial trucking insurance policy. Many variables go into calculating rates. A few factors that go into calculating the trucking insurance costs are territory (area garaged/traveling), commodities...

 

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Why do I need trucker's general liability insurance? Excellent question. I’m glad you asked. It is protocol in our agency to always quote general liability for all our potential trucking partners. Trucker’s general...

 

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

What is my ISS Score and why is it important? It surprises me that many motor carriers do not know their ISS score. This score is a vital part of your operation. Ever wonder why you’re always getting inspected? Odds are your ISS...