What Is the New Massachusetts Vehicle Inspection Process?
The Gilbert team has some important information for car owners about the new Massachusetts state vehicle inspection process that went into effect on November 1, 2022. Here’s a rundown of what will be changing about the process and what will stay the same. What’s changed about the Massachusetts state vehicle inspection process? The most significant change to the state vehicle inspection process is in the...Read More
Massachusetts Hands-Free Cell Phone Law
Understanding The New Massachusetts Hands-Free Cell Phone Law After years of debating how to curb hand-held cell phone use by drivers, Massachusetts lawmakers and Governor Charlie Baker have finally come to an agreement on legislation that bans the use of all cell phones and other electronic hand-held devices, including headsets, headphones, and navigation devices, while operating a motor vehicle. When this law, signed by Governor...Read More
New Massachusetts Commercial Auto Marking Rules
Understand the Massachusetts State Marking Regulations for Your Commercial Vehicles Before You Get Pulled Over More and more reports keep coming into our office that commercial auto drivers are being pulled over by Massachusetts state police for not registering their commercial vehicle with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Unfortunately, these drivers do not seem to be aware of the Massachusetts State Marking Regulations that...Read More
What Factors Into Commercial Auto Insurance Rates in Massachusetts?
Updated May 2020 Over the past several years, commercial insurance rates have been increasing across virtually all lines of coverage. However, the most dramatic rate spikes have come from just a few specific coverage classes, with commercial auto insurance being one of the main culprits. There are many reasons insurers have been feeling the pressure to raise commercial auto rates, including the escalating rate of...Read More
Winter Driving Tips
We know New Englanders are seasoned professionals when it comes to winter driving, but it never hurts to brush up on your winter driving skills — especially with all of the crazy weather we’ve already seen this winter. With that in mind, here are our tips on safety precautions to follow when snow, ice, and cold temperatures make the roads anything but a winter wonderland. 1....Read More
Keeping Teens Safe Behind the Wheel
Keeping Teens Safe Behind the Wheel You’ve waited for this day to come for 16 1/2 years, and now it’s finally here. Your son or daughter has just gotten their driver’s license. Hallelujah! Say goodbye to the exhaustion of driving your kids back and forth across town to school, activities, the movies, birthdays, and more. You won’t miss the fights over which station to listen...Read More