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.
When you work in the trucking world, wrecks happen. And they can happen to anyone, no matter how experienced the driver. No trucker wants to experience a crash, but it’s important to be prepared with the right insurance coverages. We’ll take a look at how insurance can come into play by looking at a news story about a box truck.
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’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.
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’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.
Tow truck driving is not necessarily the safest job out there. The road is a dangerous place. It’s not necessarily fun to think about, but you need to be prepared for what to do if you’re in a car crash. Your actions right after the wreck can make a big difference if it comes to a lawsuit. Besides, knowing what to do and being prepared can help you stay calm and handle the situation.
We’ve all seen news reports about trucks – tractor-trailers, especially – rolling over and causing car accidents, injuries, and even fatalities. Rollovers can happen all-too-easily, and it’s important to be aware of how you can prevent them and what raises your risk of having a rollover. By doing so, you keep yourself safer when you’re behind the wheel and lower your chances of having a crash that could injure you and other people. Avoiding crashes can also help you lower your truck insurance rates, whether it’s tow truck insurance, dump truck insurance, or flatbed truck insurance. We’ll go over some potential causes of rollovers and give you some tips for preventing them.