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Insurance for Your Trucking Business for Small Motor Carriers

As a trucking business owner, you realize that your business is not only vastly specialized, but is inherently risky which is why having the best coverage for your trucking needs is crucial for not only the protection of your business, but the success of your business as well. Finding the right type of insurance for your trucking business for small motor carriers is more problematic than a standard home or car insurance policy because there are merely a few insurance agents in NC, SC, and VA that can provide the coverage options that you may need. We Offer Many Trucking Company Insurance Solutions Paramount Insurance Agency is a N.C. independent insurance agency that is here [...]

Insurance for Your Trucking Business for Small Motor Carriers2018-12-17T17:51:24-05:00

Insurance Coverage Options for Your Specific Trucking Needs

If you are in the trucking or transportation industry, you know the importance of having insurance that offers much needed protection for so many various situations. The damages caused by trucking accidents can be exorbitant so having the right type of insurance coverage is something that must be routinely evaluated to ensure you have the insurance coverage options for your specific trucking needs. If not, you could be faced with a devastatingly problematic situation if you are involved in a catastrophic accident only to find there are coverage gaps. Perhaps you are in the trucking industry and have been faced with some financial challenges in the last year. Because of the financial strain, you decide [...]

Insurance Coverage Options for Your Specific Trucking Needs2018-10-27T11:39:14-05:00

Does Your Trucking Business Need Trailer Interchange or Non-owned Trailer Insurance?

In the trucking industry, there are many circumstances that can occur when a carrier is transporting goods that are not clearly defined and may be confusing if you don’t know the facts surrounding the transport situation. Truckers use trailers belonging to other people every day to haul specifics to another location, but does your trucking business need trailer interchange or non-owned trailer insurance coverage when transporting goods? Get the Coverage You Need The terms “trailer interchange” and “non-owned trailer” often are used simultaneously, but there are differences between the two types of coverage and it is critical that everyone on board knows the differences. Getting the coverage your trucking business needs CAN be different than [...]

Does Your Trucking Business Need Trailer Interchange or Non-owned Trailer Insurance?2017-10-11T22:58:10-05:00

What is the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)?

If you are in the business of shipping, transporting, receiving food, or insuring those who are, then you need to pay attention to the FSMA regarding the safety of food that is non-packaged for animal or human consumption. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has publicized this Act citing that “contaminated” foods should not be permitted in the food supply chain going to either animals or people.  So, what is the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)? This rule (FSMA), that is government regulated, changes the relationship between the transportation companies and the shipper when it comes to the transportation of food, because now there is an Act that is 283 pages long that places the [...]

What is the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)?2017-10-11T22:48:06-05:00

Tips for Driving Safely Around Tractor Trailers

One of the learning experiences young drivers get at the StreetSafe Teen Driving program is the awareness of how dangerous driving near tractor trailers is. Old Dominion Freight sends a driver and his truck to teach the teens how to avoid one of the most dangerous situations they can experience on the highway. Participants climb into the truck to realize just how little these drivers can see around their rig. No pun intended but it is a real “eye opener”! Here are some tips for driving safely around tractor trailers that I thought all drivers should be aware of. Stay Out of Truck Blind Spots or “No Zones”– Just as your car has blind spots, [...]

Tips for Driving Safely Around Tractor Trailers2018-04-26T00:30:04-05:00

Why Savvy Trucking Businesses Trust Paramount Insurance For Their Trucking Insurance

Proudly sponsoring the StreetSafe teen driving program that educates teen drivers about the “No Zone” You as a trucking business owner, you know that your business is different than most – it is highly specialized, and from an insurance standpoint carries far greater risk than most businesses. In short, while virtually any insurance agent can insure a home or car, there are few in NC, SC and VA that can provide you with the proper coverage from multiple insurance companies to get you the best coverage at the lowest cost. Here’s why savvy trucking businesses trust Paramount Insurance for their trucking insurance. Paramount Insurance Agency is proud to serve you as your [...]

Why Savvy Trucking Businesses Trust Paramount Insurance For Their Trucking Insurance2018-12-15T09:58:42-05:00

Protect Your Trucking Business

American small truck business owners are facing very challenging times. Especially, smaller trucking businesses that don’t have the resources to conform to the big government regulations that are forcing so many out of business. In this article, we’ll help you learn how to protect your trucking business. In this blog, you’ll find tips and strategies that we have found to help other trucking firms like yours run efficiently, reduce expenses and become more profitable. Plus, we know that people do business with people they know, like and trust. We hope to give you an introduction of who we are and how we help your trucking business get the right trucking insurance protection at the lowest [...]

Protect Your Trucking Business2018-04-26T00:23:27-05:00

FREE SMS Pre-Alert Notification Service Gives Small Trucking Firms Peace of Mind Knowing They are Safe From CSA Headaches

Do you feel "big brother" is too involved in your business as a motor carrier? Are you finding it increasingly difficult to comply with all those FMCSA standards and still operate your business as a motor carrier? Is that precious down time that you previously devoted to family and friends now spent trying to satisfy burdensome regulations? Do you say to yourself, "All I want to do is drive my truck and make enough money to feed my family?" Or . . . . . . "HOW CAN I GET THE GOVERNMENT OFF MY BACK?!" Unfortunately, as a motor carrier you cannot unless you operate your business within the FMCSA's standards. Our number one goal [...]

FREE SMS Pre-Alert Notification Service Gives Small Trucking Firms Peace of Mind Knowing They are Safe From CSA Headaches2018-04-26T00:21:21-05:00

Exclusive SMS Monitoring Service For Trucking Companies

Trucking companies are now facing harsh regulatory action from the federal government. The FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) enacted the CSA program (Compliance, Safety and Accountability) to monitor 5 primary behavior analysis and safety improvement categories (BASICs). Each of these categories are scored with a SMS (Safety Measurement System) score. When any of these scores reach high levels, the trucking company can be at risk of being shut down. Now that I have defined all of these acronyms, let me get into the meat of this article. In recent weeks, hundreds of motor carriers have been shut down due to high scores resulting from maintenance issues, poor drug testing, driver fatigue, driving violations to [...]

Exclusive SMS Monitoring Service For Trucking Companies2018-04-26T00:18:32-05:00