Improvements to Trucking Industry Regulations Could Help Businesses Hire Drivers

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The U.S. economy depends on trucks to deliver nearly $670 billion worth of manufactured and retail goods annually. It’s estimated that 15.5 million trucks operate in the U.S., transporting over 70% of the country’s freight. These numbers are only expected to increase, as online shopping for the retail industry continues growing year-over-year, creating a huge… Read more »

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Distracted Driving Awareness Month

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With increasing technology being developed in our world today, comes the issue of distracted driving. Before technology, people were distracted by their passengers, eating, or by reading a map. Today, the technology we have poses an even bigger threat of distraction. Cell phones are the main source of distraction among drivers on the road. Being… Read more »

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Safe Driving in Winter Conditions

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Each year, winter storms cover US roadways with snow, sleet, and freezing rain. According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) over 70 percent of US roads are located in snowy regions. Beyond causing traffic jams and business closings, winter weather creates driving conditions that are a serious risk to the safety of drivers and their… Read more »

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Guidelines to Encourage and Enforce Employees’ Mobile Safety Behind the Wheel

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Connected mobile devices are with your employees around the clock – and in their cars on company time. Whether they’re mounted to the dash, clipped to the air vent, or stashed in a computer bag, smart phones and tablets are always an arm’s length away and at-the-ready to deliver e-mail updates, instant messages, or a… Read more »

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Distracted Driving – Truth and Consequences

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Drivers who have found themselves stuck in the middle of a ‘rush hour’ jam have seen examples of distracted driving at their most amusing.  Like the guy eating a bowl of cereal and steering with his knees.  Or someone brushing their teeth.  Then there’s the one reading the paper spread across the steering wheel.  Or… Read more »

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How to Tarp a Truck Safely

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Almost every industry relies on trucking to move their products. When freight needs to be moved, there are many unique exposures to consider. Lumber yards, trash haulers, gravel operations and many other industries need to tarp their loads to keep their products secure as they travel down the highway. There are some general rules to… Read more »

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Animal Crossings – The signs Don’t Lie

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As we travel down the road, we are bombarded with distractions.  We typically don’t read every sign we pass.  However, one important message we shouldn’t ignore are animal crossings.  Here in the Northeast, we don’t have to travel too far out of our cities and towns to come across vast backwoods, where many species reside…. Read more »

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Pollution!

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What if your vehicle is the cause?  What are the ramifications? What is pollution?  According to Wikipedia, pollution is the introduction of contaminants into the natural environment that causes adverse change. How can your vehicle cause pollution?  We all know that vehicle emissions add to air pollution, but vehicles can also be the source of land or water… Read more »

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10 Reasons to Choose an Independent Insurance Agent

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Today’s guest post is brought to you by Alyssa DellaCamera from Eaton & Berube Insurance Agency, an independent insurance agency located in New Hampshire.  Learn about how an independent agent can benefit you and your business. Advertisements promising significant savings on your insurance in exchange for just a few minutes of your time may be enticing,… Read more »

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