Save on Commercial Truck Insurance

Commercial Truck Pre-Trip Inspection

Save on commercial truck insurance – it is on the mind of all owner operators and fleet owners. Truck insurance is a major expense, but there are ways you can save commercial truck insurance.

Maintain Your Vehicle

Drivers and companies should implement regular truck and trailer maintenance checks in their pre-trip and post-trip routine. Those self-inspections are quick and easy, but the DOT inspections will take much more time when the inspector digs deeper after finding one issue, and even more time when tickets are being written. At minimum, the following items should be checked before getting on the road:

  • Brakes
  • Axels
  • Mud flaps
  • Lights
  • Leaks
  • Mirrors and windows
  • Tires for excessive wear or audible leaks and visible cracks in the tires
  • Trailer for stress cracks in the frame
  • Load tie-downs
  • Wheels and general lug nut inspection

If there’s something wrong, get it fixed right away. If one brake light or headlight is out, get it changed. Remember, if an inspector finds a problem it may cause you to receive a ticket or an out of service violation. Continue reading