As Dump Trucks Grow Longer, Tip-overs Increase

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Dump truck tip-overs are occurring at an increasing frequency, often resulting in drivers and surrounding workers being injured or killed. The reason for the increase is that end-dump-truck bodies and semi-trailer dumping rigs are being built longer than ever before. For the most part, tip-overs are more often associated with semi-trailer rigs than with straight dump trucks, but both are susceptible to tipping over. If you have these vehicles in your fleet, you should be concerned about the main factors that can result in tip-overs: Truck stability Poor hazard controls Poor maintenance Improper loading Improper dumping Stability The time when…
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Managing Your Corporate Vehicle Exposure

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Automobiles are one of the most significant exposures to loss a company can face. To ensure that you effectively manage your company’s vehicle liability and risk exposure you need to have an effective risk management strategy. Without one, the consequences to your company’s bottom line can be severe. With one, you can reduce your total cost of risk and protect your finances. This article looks at the various types of exposure your company may face, how to mitigate risk and how to implement a strong corporate vehicle policy. Company-owned Autos An essential part of your risk management strategy is a…
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Commercial Auto Rates Continue Climbing

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By now, you’ve likely noticed that your commercial automotive insurance rates have been increasing since last year, and for now there seems to be no slowing the momentum. The increase is probably noticeable since the period between 2011 and 2016 saw rates drop thanks to a number of factors, including fewer accidents, fewer cars on the road and more competition among insurance companies vying for your business. In this article we look at what’s behind the increase in rates. More drivers More people are driving than since the recession that started in 2008. When millions of Americans lost their jobs…
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