The trucking world is full of numbers and ratings and safety information that you as a motor carrier need to know about. It can be quite the job to keep it all straight and to understand what it all means. The ISS, or Inspection Selection System, is something you might be wondering about. The FMCSA has a lot of different programs with a lot of different letters. We don’t blame you at all if you find it overwhelming. Anyways, here’s some helpful information about the ISS.
If you’re planning on getting your CDL, congratulations! That’s great. Trucking is a great industry to be involved in. The process to get a CDL involves a lot of study and practice. So, you might be wondering how to get your CDL so you can get your start in the trucking world. Here’s a brief look at how to get a commercial drivers license.
If you’re getting a new car, congratulations! That’s exciting. You’re probably pretty happy. But you also might be concerned about how much it costs to insure a new car. You want to get a brand-new, latest model vehicle … but what is the price tag going to be like on the insurance? Does it cost more to insure a new car? There are a lot of things that play a part in your insurance rates. Here are a few things to know about insuring a new car.
If you are in the trucking world, you know the acronym FMCSA, which, of course, stands for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. They handle a lot of things and oversee many transportation-related issues. A lot of people may not realize exactly what the FMCSA does. And that’s why we’ll go over the various programs that they run. It can help to understand the many different programs they oversee, just so you know what they do.
If home insurance has been on your mind, you might be wondering what you can do to help yourself out when it comes to your insurance. You are trying to be proactive and be a responsible homeowner. One thing you can do to get your home insurance in order is taking a home inventory. But that sounds complicated. We’ve got a few tips for taking a home inventory – and naturally, we’ll go over why it’s important to have a home inventory so you know why it’s a worthy use of your time.
If you’re on the highway or even cruising down city streets, you’re going to have to share the road with big trucks and buses. Being in a passenger vehicle, even a hefty SUV, you might feel a bit nervous when you’re in close proximity to a semi-truck, particularly if you’re traveling at highway speeds or you’re close to one that’s making a turn. That truck is a LOT bigger and heavier than your car. There are a few things you can do to be cautious while driving around trucks, the first of which is to be aware of the truck’s blind spots, long stopping distance, and limited maneuverability. Here are some tips for sharing the road with trucks.
Towing is not easy. It’s long hours, hard work, and unpredictable adventures. And if you’re the leader of a towing business, you’re kind of in charge of making sure that everyone is happy working as a part of your team. That means that you need to be conscious of workplace morale and take steps to give it a bit of a lift if it needs it. (Workplace morale being the overall perspective your employees have towards their job as they work for your tow truck company – positive, negative, etc.) Basically, it’s what kind of spirits everyone is in. Here are a few tips to help you with morale at your business.
Home insurance might not be your favorite thing to contemplate. The jargon, the policy, the premium. It’s a lot. The thing is that insurance can be overwhelming, and you might wonder whether you have the “right” home insurance – whatever the “right” home insurance looks like. Insurance is a big deal, and you certainly don’t want to have the wrong home Here are eight questions on our home insurance checklist for you to ask yourself.
If you’ve got a car and you cruise around or commute, you never know when something could happen. Cars can be stubborn. They can break. Sometimes even the smallest thing can keep the car from cooperating – like a dead battery. And that’s where a little bit of preparation could go a long way. If you have a roadside emergency kit, you can get yourself back on track. Here are a few things you might want to keep in your roadside emergency kit.
As a trucking business, you know the FMCSA is a big deal. They run a lot of different programs related to safety, and one of those is the CSA, or Compliance, Safety, Accountability. You might be wondering how you can do well at the CSA. Trucking businesses are subject to a lot of inspections and such, so it’s important to know how to do well with the CSA. Here are a few tips.