Truck at SunsetWhen it comes to trucking insurance, you know the value of it. You wouldn't load up the truck or put it on the road if you didn't have high-quality insurance to back up your assets.

The problem is, one of the biggest risks to your business isn't the truck itself, but the drivers. It is important to provide drivers with the safe conditions they need to do their jobs. Trucking companies know the importance of this. They may even know the value of investing in methods to keep truck drivers safe.

What Are the Risks to Your Drivers?

Driver exhaustion is one of the most common risks associated with truck driver accidents. If your drivers are working too many hours or spending too many hours on the road consecutively, you are putting your driver, your truck and your business on the line.

Truck drivers may also rush to meet deadlines specific to their employer's needs. They may need to drive in conditions that are less than safe. And, they may be operating trucks that are not working at their best. In that case, pushing drivers beyond their limits is not safe.

It is important to focus on providing drivers with the conditions they need. These statistics show the importance.
  • Fatigue to drivers causes 25% of insurance losses within the heavy vehicle industry?
  • The National Transport Insurance organization found that 42% of all heavy vehicle crashes involved some type of inappropriate speed level and fatigue.
  • Drivers that have not completed fatigue management courses are six times more likely to have accident or incident on the roadway.
It is easy to see the connection here. If you want to keep the number of trucking insurance claims you make to a minimum, you'll need to focus on your drivers. Providing drivers with the right amount of time off is valuable. It can even help you to reduce your costs substantially when it comes to trucking insurance. Take the time to work with your team to ensure they are getting the best level and amount of sleep and rest they need.


If you have questions about trucking insurance, Buschbach Insurance is here to help. Call us at (708) 423-2350 for a free trucking insurance quote
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