For truck drivers, whose job it is to, well, drive, the road can turn into an extremely dangerous place. Wrecks and crashes happen, and there are a lot of hazards out there – from bad weather and slick roads to other drivers to traffic. Today we’ll take a look at a tank truck wreck that occurred in Arlington, Texas by giving an overview of what happened, presenting some questions we have from an insurance perspective, and going through some of the coverages that could help this trucking business recover.
If you have semi-trucks, you’re aware of the many risks you face out there on the road. Highways can be a bit of an adventure, especially when you’re driving an 18-wheeler that’s loaded up with cargo – and isn’t the most maneuverable vehicle. No matter how safe a driver you are and no matter how careful you are, accidents happen (as do other Murphy’s Law-type incidents.) Which is exactly why semi-truck insurance exists – to protect your business when things go wrong. But how do you get big rig insurance? We’ll explain.
So, usually, we have a little introduction to articles where we take a real-life news story and examine it from an insurance angle. But with this one, it seems easier just to dive into the “what happened” section. Basically, a semi-truck exploded.
If you’re in the trucking industry, the possibility of having an accident is probably a very real fear. Crazy things happen on the road all the time, and driving a truck is not easy. In the course of a split second, what started out as a normal drive can take a horrible (metaphorical) turn and become a bit of a disaster. We’re going to explore one such story. It involves a tanker truck and some milk.
No truck driver wants to consider the possibility of their rig bursting into flames. But, unfortunately, it happens. Fire can be very destructive, and it can gobble up a truck with no problem. The thought of your loyal truck on fire is a scary one. But that’s exactly what happened to four truck drivers last week at an Indiana truck stop.
Last week, Oklahoma and Texas experienced some extreme weather – to put it mildly. There were high winds reaching sustained speeds of 67 miles per hour, and the highest wind gust clocked 84 miles per hour. The wind in Texas was so strong that it ripped trees from the ground, downed powerlines, blew roofs off of houses, and damaged buildings.
It even toppled a few semi-trucks, this one among them.
If you have flatbed trucks, you spend a lot of hours on the road – and let’s face it, the road isn’t always the safest workplace. Whether you’ve got a couple of trucks or you manage a fleet, it’s important to make sure that your trucks are protected by the right flatbed truck insurance. But that begs the question – what insurance do you need for a flatbed truck? We’re going to go over four coverages you can consider for your business.
If you have car carriers, it’s important to get the right car hauler insurance to protect your business. But it might seem like a very complicated can of worms. To help you out with making heads or tails of auto hauler insurance, we’ve put together a list of 10 things that it’s important to know about.
If you have dump trucks or run a dump truck business, there’s a lot that you have to juggle. One aspect of your business that might have you feeling a little overwhelmed is the dump truck insurance part of things. You probably have quite a few questions about the insurance you need for your business. We’re going to answer four frequently asked questions about dump truck insurance so you have a place to start when considering dump truck insurance.
If you’re a trucker, you face a lot of risks. Some of them are pretty apparent – getting into an accident, facing severe weather, something going wrong with the truck itself. But one risk that might not be so clear is the loss of your cargo. For-hire truckers don’t own the cargo they’re hauling, and that means that their standard liability policies may not cover the load they’re transporting if something happens to it en route to its destination. Cargo can be very valuable, and you might be responsible for very high losses if your cargo is damaged. (Not to mention that your relationship with your clients could be damaged.) That’s where cargo insurance can come to the rescue. We’ll explain how cargo insurance works.