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.
Here at InsuranceHub, we’ve always thought of ourselves as being a big family. And today we’re pleased to announce that Atlanta Insurance Mart has merged with InsuranceHub, so they are now a part of our InsuranceHub family! Louis Zurzolo and Atlanta Insurance Mart have long served clients in Georgia and the Southeast and helped them with their insurance needs. The agency has been around for over 30 years, and they take pride in the work they do and in the relationships they’ve formed.
The moment you’ve been dreaming about has arrived. It’s time to buy a new set of wheels! You’re pretty excited to get your new ride, whether it’s a used car or a brand new vehicle. It’s going to be a great day, no matter if this is the first car you’re buying or not. So, though your plans are about to come to fruition, you’re still not quite sure where you want to start. There are a lot of steps involved, after all! Here are a few tips to help you out with your buying a car mission.
There has been a lot in the news about the coronavirus (COVID-19). You’ve probably heard many different stats, stories, and warnings about it. Since the coronavirus has been affecting multiple countries worldwide, small businesses may be concerned about what would happen if their supply or inventory was cut off. Small businesses may also be concerned about other effects of the coronavirus – for example, if COVID-19 hit their area and they had to close. It’s a little complicated. We’ll explain what you as a small business should know.
Clearinghouse is still big news in the trucking world. There are a lot of parts to it and aspects about it that anyone who employs CDL or CLP drivers needs to understand. One of these things is Clearinghouse queries. Trucking employers are going to have to query the Clearinghouse about their drivers, but what exactly does that mean? We’ll explain what queries are and go over what you need to know about querying the Clearinghouse.