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How to Maximize Uptime while Minimizing Driver Fatigue

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By Diane Tait
If it’s one thing that all truckers can agree on, it’s the importance of maximizing uptime without sacrificing safety.The ability to earn a living behind the wheel is only as good a driver’s ability to get hired.While employers want to get their goods to market as quickly as possible, nobody wants to employ a driver that puts their cargo at risk.Likewise, no insurance carrier wants to carry a driver on the books with moving violations or accidents on their record.This puts truckers in the unenviable position of trying to balance time on the road with the hazards inherent to highway driving.One of the biggest hazards that truckers face is driver fatigue.

Learning the Language of Insurance

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By Diane Tait
Insurance is like a pit bull on a leash.You hope to never have to set it loose on an intruder.But if you do, you don’t want it to turn on its owner.If you’ve ever read any of your insurance policies, you can appreciate this fact.While insurance has been protecting individuals and businesses for hundreds of years, understanding the language of insurance isn’t always the easiest of things to do.Add to it the fact that you’ve no doubt read magazine articles written by writers who are only too eager to point out how someone who bought insurance was denied covered for specified damage they assumed was covered.When it comes to insurance policies, the devil is indeed in the details.To make sure you understand what’s what when it comes to your policies, below are some of the terms you could encounter when you peruse your policies.

Increase Your Security to Reduce Your Premiums

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By Diane Tait
Security is like the weather.Everybody talks about it, but nobody does anything about it.Well, almost nobody.That’s because savvy consumers and business owners know that bolstering the security of homes, businesses and vehicles not only makes burglars think twice, it can also reduce the cost of insurance.Since insurance premiums are calculated on risk, reducing the risk can also reduce your premiums.Let me explain.

Will Your Old Insurance Policies Work in the New Year?

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By Diane Tait
While most adults would never consider taking a prescription medication that has passed its expiration date, it’s not at all unusual for them to stick with an insurance policy that is past its prime.Just as your health changes from year to year, so do many other aspects of your life.Since an insurance plan can only effectively protect you and your family so long as all the coverage adds up to reflect your current financial status, scheduling a yearly insurance review can be just as important as having a yearly checkup.

Pet Travel Tips

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By Diane Tait
While Floridians don’t spend much time dashing through the snow, they do frequently dash down the highway during December is to spend time with relatives.If this takes them far from home, then it frequently forces them to deal with their pets.Since many of my clients own pets, I thought I’d take the time to give you the scoop on what to do with your pets this holiday season if you plan on being away from home for more than a day.