As a motor carrier, you’re probably familiar with the FMCSA, and by extension, you know about the Safety Measurement System (SMS). You know that the FMCSA oversees motor carriers and safety. They intervene with carriers when their safety record gets below a certain standard. But as a motor carrier, you might wonder when the SMS stops identifying a carrier for intervention. We’ll explain what the SMS is, how it gets its data, and when they stop intervention.
When it comes to car insurance, there are a lot of complicated coverages, terms, and questions to juggle. You might have a lot of questions concerning car insurance, and one of the big ones is this: will car insurance cover your vehicle if you’re in an accident? (Even, err, if you were at fault?) The answer depends on what coverages you carry, and there’s one in particular that we’ll discuss in relation to this scenario – collision coverage.
If you’re moving in the near future, your mind is probably filled with thoughts of house hunting – not to mention selling your current place. But there’s one part of the whole moving process that it’s important not to leave until the last minute. Unless you have magic powers and can poof your belongings to your new home, you’re going to need to hire a moving company. This is a big decision, as you’ll probably want only the best of the best transporting your possessions. That’s why we’re put together this checklist for choosing a mover.
We’re living through a very stressful and worrying time as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. The state of the country has been affecting many small businesses, trucking and towing businesses included. Here at InsuranceHub, we’ve been monitoring the coronavirus situation closely and working to find solutions that can alleviate the financial strain for our transportation insurance customers. We know that this is an extremely stressful time, and we want to help. Here are a few questions we’ll consider to see if we can be of assistance.
Truckers and motor carriers are subject to a lot of regulations and a lot of rules. The FMCSA is the government entity that motor carriers have to know about, as it’s responsible for overseeing safety for commercial motor vehicles. So, FMCSA is a big deal in the trucking world, but why? It’s helpful to know exactly what the FMCSA does and the role it plays in the grand scheme of trucking. Here’s how that works.
Coronavirus has affected pretty much everyone. Businesses have closed, people are working from home, and a lot of people have been ordered to stay at home as the country is encouraged to social distance. Having to stay home in coronavirus quarantine can be hard, and it can be really difficult to feel at all productive or motivated in this uncertain time. If you’ve been left with hours upon hours to fill, here are a few ways you can pass the time while being productive.
If you have a small business, you might wonder about workers’ compensation insurance. It’s one of the coverages that comes up a lot when business insurance becomes the topic of conversation. What’s the big deal about workers’ comp insurance? Why do you as a small business need workers’ compensation insurance? We’re going to explain what workers’ comp does and explain why it’s so important for small businesses to have it.
The outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) has plunged the country into a time of uncertainty, fear, and anxiety. As stores, school districts, restaurants, and other businesses close in an effort to slow the spread of the illness, people around the world are staying inside and doing their best to engage in “social distancing.”
There are a lot of regulations that truckers have to follow, and the FMCSA has a Safety Measurement System (SMS) that includes seven BASICs. The BASICs address different safety areas for trucking businesses. One of those categories concerns the fitness of drivers to operate commercial vehicles. It’s called, quite appropriately, the Driver Fitness BASIC. We’ll explain what this BASIC is, how it’s measured, and how motor carriers can improve in this safety category.