Category: Trucking

Trucking and transportation

What Is Workers Comp?

Workers’ Compensation also known as Workmen’s Compensation or Workers’ Comp for short, is a form of social insurance that was established to provide partial medical care and income protection to employees who are injured or become ill when on the job. Workers’ compensation insurance coverage can purchased by employers through private insurers or state-certified compensation […]

Transportation Insurance 101.

We know transportation insurance can be confusing, this should help. Chances are, if you own a transportation business, more than likely you are required to maintain multiple lines of insurance. – But what does this mean? When discussing lines of insurance, many agents and brokers will be referring to the specific coverage’s provided by different […]


A USDOT Number is a unique identifier for collecting and monitoring a company’s safety information that is acquired during audits, compliance reviews, crash investigations, and inspections. “DOT” stands for Department of Transportation. DO I NEED A DOT NUMBER? Per the FMSCA you are required to obtain a USDOT number if you have a vehicle that: […]

The (BASIC’s) “Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories”

The FMCSA organizes company SMS data into seven Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories (BASICs). The seven (BASIC’s) are listed below, click below to interact with each term. BASIC scores are used to group carriers based on the number of safety events they incur (e.g., crashes, inspections, or violations). Carriers are then ranked amongst other carriers and […]