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6 Tips for Purchasing New or Used Semi Trucks for a Fleet of Trucks

There’s a lot to think about then purchasing a semi-truck. And when you’re selecting vehicles for an entire fleet of trucks, it’s essential to make sure that each individual truck brings value to your business. So how can you get the most for your money when shopping for new or used fleet trucks? Here are 6 tips to guide your decision process.
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Keep the Road Safe for Everyone with These Truck Driver Safety Tips

Did you know that about ⅔ of on-the-job truck driver deaths are caused by traffic accidents? Nearly 700 truck drivers or passengersdied in crashes in 2012, and fatal crashes involving large trucks or buses cost the U.S. economy $40 billion in the same year, according to one estimate. On-time delivery is absolutely essential for keeping customers happy. But the drive to get there fast often makes it tempting to cut corners when it comes to safety. It’s important to look for up-to-date safety features when purchasing any new or used semi truck. In addition, practicing a few simple habits while driving can reduce your risk of an accident and make the roadways safer for everyone.
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ELD Mandate: What You Need to Know

Beginning on December 18, 2017, the ELD mandate went into effect, requiring most commercial trucks to maintain a digital log of their hours. While some trucking companies have had the required ELDs or other E-logs for some time, smaller fleets or independent carriers may have never dealt with ELDs before.

The learning curve for the ELD mandate can be steep if you haven’t ever used one before, and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA) has criteria that must be met to abide by the law.

Let’s go over some basic information about ELDs, learn more about the requirements set by the mandate and see what needs to be done to avoid penalties.

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What Are My Commercial Truck Insurance Requirements?

When you’re on the road, you have to be prepared for anything that could happen. Insurance helps you so that you can be covered for any accidents that may occur, preventing you from shelling out a ton of money for any on-the-road incidents. We know that having insurance is important, but what is required when it comes to commercial truck insurance? Let’s go over what insurance you need legally and how to save some money on your coverage.
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