Are Drivers Always Liable For Truck Accidents?

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When commercial trucking accidents happen, investigators look into the many potential factors that may have contributed to the crash. In some cases, driver error coupled with poor maintenance are to blame for the collision. But oftentimes, investigators discover that other parties were also to blame, as they may have failed to keep up with their responsibilities. 

This boils down to the simple fact that drivers aren’t always responsible for truck accidents. As a matter of fact, truck drivers are often the victims. When companies such as trucking, cargo, or manufacturing firms make mistakes, accidents are more likely to happen. Continue reading “Are Drivers Always Liable For Truck Accidents?”

10 ELD Updates to Your Company’s Hours-of-Service Policy

We have now entered the age of Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), as mandated by the federal government. Although controversial among owner-operators in the transportation industry, the ELD requirement “is intended to help create a safer work environment for drivers, and make it easier and faster to accurately track, manage, and share records of duty status data.”

Whether you are for or against the rule, ELDs are here to stay for the foreseeable future, and we want to help you remain legally compliant and successful in the management of your vehicles. An important consideration in keeping up with the new law is to update your company policies.

Every Motor Carrier is required to have a written company policy for how they intend to follow the hours-of-service regulations outlined in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. Reviewing and modernizing company policies and procedures is important and necessary during big regulatory changes, so here are 10 ELD Updates to Your Company’s Hours-of-Service Policy you may want to consider!! Continue reading “10 ELD Updates to Your Company’s Hours-of-Service Policy”

4 Ways to Retain Truck Drivers

Talk to almost anyone in the trucking industry and you’re likely to hear concerns about so many drivers leaving their companies and even quitting the industry altogether! In fact, the ongoing driver shortage is the number one reported issue for carriers, according to the American Transportation Research Institute. That makes difficulty finding qualified drivers a bigger concern than the controversial ELD mandate or hours of service regulations. From coast to coast, the trucker shortage is causing major upsets in the transportation industry. Continue reading “4 Ways to Retain Truck Drivers”

Cleaner Trucks Could Mean More Truck Sales

The demand for cleaner trucks continues to change how trucks are sold and could boost business for truck dealers and manufacturers.

Drivers, buyers, and local, state, and federal governments are asking tougher questions about emission controls on new trucks. New regulations on truck pollution go into effect every year, driving the need for newer, lower emission models in compliance with legal guidelines. This gives a big boost to manufacturers and dealers, but what what cost to trucking companies? Continue reading “Cleaner Trucks Could Mean More Truck Sales”

Trucking Regulations: Do Fewer Laws Mean More Dangerous Roads?

The New York Times features a story on the debate over trucking laws and the government’s role in regulating the industry.

Families who have lost loved ones in truck-related accidents are calling for tougher laws on trucks, focusing on how many hours a trucker can drive in a day and training requirements. Continue reading “Trucking Regulations: Do Fewer Laws Mean More Dangerous Roads?”