The road is not the safest workplace. Wrecks happen. Truckers, who spend a ton of time on the road, are at risk for getting into wrecks, what with the many miles they log on the highway. Today we’re going to take a brief news story out of Virginia about a tractor-trailer wreck. We’ll explain what happened while also discussing several questions the article left us with from an insurance perspective.
The Fourth of July is a time for celebration, family, and summer fun. Maybe you get some time off work in observance of the holiday and you’re looking forward to relaxing, grilling out, and watching some fireworks. Sure, July 4th is a great time, but you also need to be sure to be safe. Check out the following reminders so you can have a happy and safe Fourth of July.
Wrecks happen. They just do. And that’s what insurance is for. It’s so important for businesses that do auto transport to have the right insurance for their car carriers. We’ll take a look at a news story from last week about a car carrier, and we’ll examine it from an insurance angle, exploring what coverages would be helpful and what questions we have.
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.
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.
It might seem like insurance agencies go on and on about the importance of having the right auto shop insurance and having enough coverage. And it’s true – we do. But for good reason. Auto repair shops are not without their risks, and all it takes is one disaster to turn the world upside-down for an unsuspecting business. One auto body shop in Saratoga County, NY, experienced such a disaster when a fire struck in mid-March.
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.
It’s almost that time of year again, and InsuranceHub could not be more excited! We’re gearing up for the fourth annual Sip & Swine BBQ Festival on March 1st & 2nd at Lawrenceville’s Coolray Field. InsuranceHub is proud to be a Que Crew sponsor for the event. This festival may just look like just a fun barbecue outing for the family, but it holds a lot more importance to a lot more people than you would think.