A lot of truck drivers experience back pain – it happens because of the nature of the job. Tow truck drivers are no exception. When you sit for long stretches of time, get jolted and jostled around as you’re driving, get in and out of the cab of your truck, and lift heavy loads on a regular basis, back pain tends to happen. The back is made up of lots of muscles, vertebrae, disks, and nerves, and just a small tweak to one of these things can aggravate it. The good news is that there are a few things you can do to prevent back pain as a tow truck driver.
July 1st is going to be a big day for the state of Georgia. It’s the day that the Hands-Free Georgia Act (which bans the use of handheld cellphones while driving) will go into effect. Georgia is the sixteenth state to pass a hands-free driving law. The states that have passed such legislation have done so in an attempt to reduce traffic fatalities due to distracted driving. Distracted driving has gained a lot of attention because traffic-related accidents and deaths have increased over the past few years, and cell phones have been a major factor in that trend.
While many other states have passed hands-free driving laws, the legislation is now coming to Georgia. We’ll explain which states have hands-free laws, the reasoning behind the new legislation, and break down what is and is now allowed under the Hands-Free Georgia Act.
So there you are, ready to head back to your car after running some errands. You walk back to where you’re absolutely positive you left your ride. But there’s one problem – your car is not there. It’s just…gone. The last time you checked your car is not self-driving, so you feel an awful sense of dread as you begin to suspect that your car has been stolen and you’re the victim of car theft. Your main question is…now what?
There are a few things you need to do if your car is stolen. Take a look at the following steps.
The towing industry comes with its fair share of risks and dangers. As a tow truck operator, you know the road can be a scary place sometimes. However, there are ways that you can manage the risks that you and your drivers face. Having written workplace safety policies for your towing business is a great way to emphasize safety at your business and keep you and your drivers out of harm’s way.
Here are 5 workplace safety policies or protocols you can consider implementing at your business.
There’s an important question you have to ask yourself when you’re thinking about your car insurance. What do you want your insurance to cover if something happens to your vehicle? (For example, if you’re in a car accident. If a tree falls on your car. If your car is stolen.) Chances are you’d want it to cover everything – especially theft, which is a huge loss since your car is kind of…gone. So that begs another question: will car insurance cover you if your car is stolen?
It’s a good question. We’ll explain when car insurance covers theft and how to make sure you’re covered.
You’re probably not the biggest fan of tow truck insurance. We get that – tow truck insurance can get complicated with all of the coverages out there. And, well, towing insurance isn’t exactly cheap. However, it’s a necessary thing. You can’t avoid your insurance renewal every year. Now, you might be dreading your renewal because your rates could go up. Or maybe you’re wondering what the big deal about your renewal is. Anyways, we’ll explain what a renewal is and give you three strategies to keep your insurance rates from skyrocketing.
Now that summer’s here, you might be planning on going on a road trip with the family. Whether you’re visiting relatives or exploring a new city and playing tourist, road trips can always turn into a bit of an adventure – perhaps more of an adventure than you were bargaining for. Road trips can be tons of fun, but if something goes wrong the fun can evaporate before you can say, “flat tire.” Check out the following road trip tips so that you can have the best road trip ever this summer.
When talking about lessors risk insurance, most people don’t know what a lessor is to start with. This is because when talking about lessors, people generally refer to them as landlords. While landlords may be lessors, all lessors are not the technical definition of a landlord. (Think of a square/rectangle situation.) Recently, there’s been a rise in the amount of people interested in becoming lessors, whether it’s for student housing, apartment complexes, shopping centers, or any other type of multi-unit building.
While some entities know what they’re getting into with their investment, many others only have a vague idea of the risks they face. What’s more alarming is that many of these lessors never consider or buy insurance for their building. Although it’s not legally required to have lessors risk insurance (also called LRO insurance), not having coverage can leave you to deal with some serious losses if anything does happen to your building. If you want to become a lessor, here are 4 reasons to consider insurance coverage for your multi-unit rentals.
Summer is here, and it’s time for a busy towing season. Plenty of people need help with their cars as they’re traveling to and from their destinations. And you and your tow truck are going to come to the rescue. But in order for you to be a towing superhero, you need the right tow truck gear. Check out our summer gear guide so you can be prepared for summer towing.
If you live in a condo or if you’re going to buy one, you’re probably looking to get some insurance for your home. But perhaps you’ve run into a slight problem: insuring a condominium isn’t quite like insuring a house. Getting the right insurance for a condo can be difficult. But never fear – the information below can help you know what to look for when you embark on your quest to get the best condo insurance. We’ll explain what condo insurance is, what it covers, and how much condo insurance costs.