Truck drivers do not have it easy, trust us. Being in the insurance business for as long as we have, one tends to learn a thing or two. Being a local company and talking to the truck drivers here in Connecticut, we know of the arduous tasks that you guys have to prevail through in order to earn a decent living. Of these, contracting and the concerns risen in that particular field of conducting business are of an extreme need to be evaluated and dissected. Too often, we see truck drivers or their companies being absolutely rattled and destroyed by contractors and their contracts. The reasons cited for such gut-wrenching ordeal is negligence. Yes, overlooking basic ground realities and contracts can cause you to lose your entire business.
In order to help out the truck drivers in America, we have put together an informative blog regarding all your concerns in contracting and how you can alleviate them.
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Understanding the implications
In a perfect scenario, as a truck driver you get an awesome contract, you load the shipment in time, everything goes smoothly on the road and you deliver it in time. Alas! This is not a perfect world that we live in and there are a lot of arenas wherein which things can go wrong. In such a scenario, the other party/ parties of the contract can sue you for any and all damages caused. While your insurance may help you out here, there are, of course, cut-offs to it too. Therefore, it is necessary for you to take drafting of contracts seriously and look into them vigilantly.
Reading and reviewing
Usually, truck drivers do not pay adequate attention to the contract that they sign with their shipment company. This is where things start going wrong. How can anyone expect to stick by a contract when they do not even know what it is about. Since this agreement – with its terms and stipulations – is mostly directed to you through the shipment company, you should be extra careful and particular about what you sign onto.
Make a habit out of reading any and all contracts that you put your signature and if any clause is unclear or requires further explanation, take it up with the other party. This practice should ideally be done at the drafting stage so that you can be clear once you move onto the final document.
Involving the attorney
If you have vast litigation concerns over your contract, it is wise to call up your attorney or any law expert to get an opinion and a vote of confidence for, on your contract before making a final deal.
At Paradiso insurance, we want to see you succeed. This is why our blogs such as these are aimed to helping you out in the simplest, yet the most effective of ways. The advices that we give and the opinions that we share are garnered and honed through experience. Just like our insurance policies, our blogs are meant to keep you and your livelihood safe and protected at all costs.