Road Rage – it’s Real and It’s Dangerous

Joe PintoBusiness Insurance, Commercial Auto Insurance, Risk Management, Trucking and Transportation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines aggressive driving as when “an individual commits a combination of moving traffic offenses so as to endanger other persons or property.” Road rage, according to the NHTSA, emerged as a label to “describe the angry and violent behaviors at the extreme of the aggressive driving continuum.” They clarify that “aggressive driving is … Read More

Trucking companies (or companies that just use trucks): Make the most of your industry associations

Joe PintoCommercial Auto Insurance, Risk Management, Trucking and Transportation

Strength in numbers. The power of a team. A built-in support system. No matter the size of your fleet, if you use trucks in any capacity, joining an industry association is a smart idea for your business. From big rig haulers to landscapers with a couple of light duty box trucks, the trucking industry has particular needs and a host … Read More

Supply Chain Management – How to Keep Your Business Running if a Supplier is Impacted by a Natural Disaster

Joe PintoManufacturing

As a forward-looking business, your supply chain is vital. You rely on your suppliers to provide high-quality materials, products, and services so you can serve your customers. Your suppliers give you the ability to run an efficient operation so you can sell to businesses and individuals. So what happens when your supply chain breaks? There are all sorts of natural … Read More

Reducing Your Risk and Exposure to Worker Compensation for the Sand and Gravel Industry

Joe PintoConstruction, Workers Compensation

When it comes to heavy industrial work and extraction services, the safety of your workers is paramount. It’s vital that you take every step possible to reduce the risk of injury or issues in the workplace, and limit your exposure to possible worker compensation claims for employees extracting sand, gravel, and similar materials. We’ll start by looking at the data … Read More

Understanding the changes in rules for Crane Operators

Joe PintoConstruction, Risk Management, Workers Compensation

Back in the year 2010 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) implemented a rule outlining new regulations for the certification of crane operators. The new regulations stemmed from a high rate of accidents and fatalities related to crane operation in the construction industry. Since the new OSHA standards were released much has transpired regarding some specifics of the rule … Read More