As a tow truck operator, you’ve seen a lot of cars and sticky situations. But sometimes, there’s a driver with a car model that you’re not too familiar with. You don’t want to risk damaging the car, but you also don’t want to leave a customer out to dry. Luckily, there’s an app for everything these days, including ones to help you tow any car the right way. Here are some towing resources that offer a quick guide on where to hook a car.
Truckers are expected to adhere to a lot of regulations. One of the big “breaking news” events in the trucking world as far as regulations are concerned is the Clearinghouse. There’s a lot about the Clearinghouse that you have to know, and it’s totally understandable if you have a bunch of questions. We’ll go over a few common FAQs about the new Clearinghouse.
If there’s something going on with your home, you need to have someone fix it. That person might be a contractor who knows how to do home repairs or improvements. You want to make sure you hire the right person to do the job – after all, it is your home they’re going to be fixing. How can you be sure you’re hiring a reputable contractor? Sure, you’ve got gut instinct, but is there anything you should look out for? We’ve got some red flags you might want to watch out for when hiring contractors.
Truckers are subject to many rules, and one of the latest regulations to make a buzz in the trucking world is ELDs. The ELD rule is a big deal, and though it’s been in effect for a while now you might still have some questions about it. What is the rule? Does it affect you? And, well, what exactly is an ELD? We’ve put together some of the “need-to-know” information about ELDs.
The FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) is tasked with keeping the roads safe, and they regulate motor carriers and commercial vehicles. Since they’re focused on upholding safety standards, they’re able to intervene if those standards aren’t being met. There are different ways that they can intervene, but one intervention method is a warning letter. If you’ve received an FMCSA warning letter, your first instinct might be to panic. But – what exactly are you supposed to do about it? What does it mean? We’ll explain what you need to know about that warning letter and other types of intervention.
Halloween is a lot of fun, and it’s a day that kids and adults alike love. Costumes, candy, spooky decorations – what’s not to love? While it’s easy to get swept up in all the Halloween antics, it’s also important to remember to be safe – and to keep the trick-or-treaters coming to your house safe! We’ve got a few tips for you to both prepare your house for the onslaught of small children and keep your own kids safe when they return from their adventures.
If you have a trucking business, your vehicles cover a lot of ground. And sometimes that ground is within the borders of one state, and sometimes that ground takes truckers through multiple states (or even countries). So – with that in mind, there are a couple of words that are often tossed around in the trucking world: intrastate and interstate. What’s the difference? Aside from the definition, what differentiates an intrastate business from an interstate business? We’ll explain the implications of intrastate vs. interstate in trucking.
So, sometimes you might have a good friend who wants to borrow your car. Maybe they’ve got some errands they have to run, or maybe they need it because their car is in the shop or something. Anyways, you might worry a little – that’s your car, and someone else is driving. But you trust in your friend’s driving ability, so you allow them to borrow your car. They really need the favor and you’re okay with helping them. However, it does make you wonder…what happens with the car insurance situation if someone borrows your car? How does it work, and how will your friend be covered while they’re driving your car? We’ll explain.
So, everyone wants to think that their truck is safe and sound. It’s a truck – who would steal a truck? Well, a lot of people. Truck theft is more common than one might want to think. But the thing is that you depend on your truck for your work, and it would be a real problem if someone stole it. There are a few steps that you can take to reduce the chance of your truck being stolen.
When you work in trucking, you’re subject to many, many regulations. The goal of these regulations is to keep the roads safe for all drivers – CMV drivers and passenger cars alike. That’s the reason that the SMS (Safety Measurement System) exists. It’s a way for the FMCSA to keep track of a motor carrier’s safety record. How do they do this? They use data from different sources and organize it into seven different categories, called BASICs. We’ll go into more detail.