Trucking involves a lot of inspections from the DOT. That is just a fact. The DOT is going to conduct inspections on your vehicles, and those inspections are going to drive your DOT scores. This can have bigger effects than might be immediately apparent. It all comes back to your truck insurance rates.
At the invitation of Wes Passmore, operator of Classic Towing and Recovery, I attended the Slow Down, Move Over rally in Hueytown, Alabama. The rally was held to bring awareness to the dangers of being a tow operator on the side of the road in traffic. Though there are state laws requiring drivers to slow down and move over for emergency vehicles, plenty of drivers don’t. That results in tow operators getting injured and even killed while they’re working on the side of the road.
For the trucking industry, insurance is a big concern. It’s an absolute necessity to protect your business, and there are a lot of coverages and details that you need to know about. Along with that, there are coverages and details that your insurance agent needs to know about. Choosing your agent wisely should be your primary consideration. You need to choose someone who understands the trucking industry. In short, it’s important to choose a trucking agent – not just an insurance agent.