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Drug and Alcohol Testing Program – FMCSA Clearinghouse

As an employer, you have a responsibility to implement drug and alcohol testing programs. The primary goal of these programs is to ensure your fleet does not allow a driver to operate a commercial motor vehicle if: The driver receives a positive, adulterated or substituted drug test result. The driver receives an alcohol confirmation test

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A Guide to Creating and Updating Truck Driver Qualification Files

Brought to you by: Gold River Insurance Brokerage When it comes to managing a fleet, there’s a lot to consider. Not only do you have to ensure every vehicle under your care is safe and operational, but there are also specific Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requirements you must follow in order to remain

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New Entrant Audit USDOT Compliance

Brought to you by: Gold River Insurance Brokerage As a requirement for all new Motor Carries, the New Entrant Audit for USDOT Compliance must be completed. As part of this audit, there are 8 sections that the DOT reviews.  General Documents – Company Information & Equipment & Driver List Insurance Paperwork Accident Register (365 Day

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Reefer Safety Tips

Reefer Safety Tips  Brought to you by: Gold River Insurance Brokerage Reefer trucks are essential for delivering temperature-sensitive products, whether it is perishable food, sensitive electronic equipment or medical supplies. Delivering these products safely is of the utmost importance when it comes to customer satisfaction and health. I wanted to share with you some Dos and Don’ts

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Truck Load Boards – How Does It Work?​

Truck Load Boards – How Does It Work?  Brought to you by: Gold River Insurance Brokerage Whether you’re just starting out and need to get your foot in the door or you already have experience getting loads and just need to get more reliable contacts, one of the very best ways of getting loads to pull

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Bobtail Tanker Safety

Oil and Gas Safety Matters – TankersBrought to you by: Gold River Insurance Brokerage Bobtail Operations An estimated 35,000 bobtail trucks hit the road each day to deliver propane to customers across America.There is substantial responsibility that goes along with the transportation of potentially hazardous cargo. To protect yourself and those around you, it is

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Insurance Solutions for all Fleet Types

Running a logistics/trucking company is no easy task. Often times, it presents many unforeseen road blocks and challenges along the way. As an insurance agent that specializes in trucking, I have gotten numerous phone calls from company owners explaining to me why they are uninsurable and how they will have to stop running their trucks

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New Venture Trucking Insurance

New Venture Trucking Insurance Thinking about starting your own trucking authority? Here are some insights on new venture trucking insurance that might benefit you before picking out a company name and registering for a DOT (Department of Transportation) and MC (Motor Carrier) authority. (Motor Carrier authority is needed in cases where a business operates across

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Do I Need Trailer Interchange or Non-Owned Trailer Coverage?

When beginning your trucking company, it’s crucial to explore all your options relating to the kinds of coverage you’ll need to operate effectively. One essential question that gets asked by many truckers has to do with opting for the right trailer coverage: Do I really need trailer interchange or non-owned trailer coverage? HERE’S WHY YOU NEED THE

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