‘News’ Category

Clearing up the Relaxed Hours of Service (HOS) Regulations: How does it affect you?

Professional truck drivers rejoice, especially the seasoned ones, as the news spreads about Hours of Service (HOS) Rules being lifted temporarily. There may be some misconceptions, however, about just how widespread the effect of the relief is.  

According to the emergency declaration, the effort is geared only toward those drivers who are... Read More

Trucking Safety in a Time of Pandemic

A Trucker washes his hands with soap | trucking safety during a pandemic

With most of the world panicking over the rapidly spreading Coronavirus, it is important to take a level-headed approach to keep your business and your workforce safe. Here’s how you can promote trucking safety during a pandemic.

How is COVID-19 affecting the trucking industry?

Supply chains are in an awkward place as consumers are... Read More

Coming in Contact with Corona: Over the Road Risks

CV cleaning

For most of their career, truckers practice social distancing without even trying. Isolation is the nature of the job. While being a truck driver may seem like a solo (or duo) gig, they share contact with many people all over the country. The typical day of a trucker involves loading/unloading, fueling up, scaling, and sharing facilities with others.... Read More

Relaxed HOS Regulations: How Truck Drivers Help Us Survive

HoursofService

As supply shortages spread across the country, Americans are becoming increasingly more dependent on truck drivers. From coast to coast, consumers are demanding more supplies to be manufactured and delivered. Truck drivers are the key to delivering necessary goods to consumers quickly and efficiently, however, they can only drive so many miles in 11... Read More

Nuclear Verdicts: Three Steps for How Your Firm Can Avoid Them

A truck driver's dash while driving including a gps unit | nuclear verdicts

Nuclear verdicts quadrupled last year, leaving hundreds of carriers out of business and thousands of drivers out of jobs.

And while there is a great appetite out there for the “deep pockets” of the trucking industry, with a few tweaks to your training and documentation system, you can insulate yourself from them.

How can I protect my... Read More

Want to lower driver turnover? How a good training program impacts driver retention

A driver stands in the sun beside his truck cab | Lower driver turnover

Truck driver turnover hovers around 90% on a good day. This costs trucking businesses a small fortune, from onboarding to maintaining safety standards, to delays that a short staff will inevitably cause. With such a high demand for talent, keeping your drivers means keeping your business on the road without interruptions. The question all trucking... Read More

The effects of nuclear verdicts on the trucking industry

A close-up of police lights at night | Nuclear verdicts

In 2019, trucking bankruptcies quadrupled due to nuclear verdicts. The strategy seen in courtrooms time and time again involved plaintiff’s attorneys pleading to the juries’ “better angels” to award families millions of dollars as a result of a crash with a truck. This is with or without the trucker’s fault and seems to have no relationship to... Read More

Rising Insurance Premiums for Transportation Firms: What are the Causes?

A driver leans against his truck tire as he takes a break | Rising Insurance Premiums for Transportation Firms

In the last couple of years, insurance premiums for transportation firms have been skyrocketing, and there’s no end in sight. The best trucking companies with the best CSA scores see a 20 to 30 percent increase, while other companies can see a double and even triple increase. Why are we seeing rising insurance premiums for transportation firms and what... Read More

How Reporting Reduces Insurance Costs and Litigation Risk for Transportation Firms

Truck driver logs his work in a notebook | Insurance costs and litigation risk

Nuclear verdicts are on the rise, now more than ever. With these verdicts totaling $10 million or more each, this presents a real threat to your business.  In fact, the rise of nuclear verdicts has resulted in many trucking companies going out of business, and many insurance carriers are exiting the trucking industry completely. With insurance costs and... Read More

What Triggers a DOT Compliance Audit?

VerticalAlliance Blog 021320

What’s louder, the sound of a truck crashing, or the phone call that comes from the DOT just after? What resources will you need when you are faced with a DOT compliance audit?

DOT Compliance Audit

A DOT compliance audit is triggered after an accident, a roadside stop gone wrong, or other road violations. In many cases, a DOT audit is triggered... Read More

Infinit-I Workforce Solutions

400 E. Royal Lane, Building 3,
Suite 201, Irving, TX 75039

4070 Summerhill Rd., Suite C,
Texarkana, Texas 75503

Sales:
866-904-5087
Client Support:
877-792-3866 ext. 300

Privacy Policy

Cookie Policy

Subscribe

Sign up for email updates

© 2021 Vertical Alliance Group Inc. | All Rights Reserved