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Will the Changes to Freight Broker Requirements Impact You?

Brokers and freight forwarders play a valuable role in the transportation industry often acting as the go between for carriers and consumers. They match willing trucks with loads that need hauling and help get goods from one end of the country to the other. Since those doing the shipping are often unaware of the intricacies … Continue reading “Will the Changes to Freight Broker Requirements Impact You?”

Report Claims Quickly and Get the Most from Your Policy

Crunch… it’s a sound no one likes to hear, especially when you’re driving a commercial vehicle. Unfortunately, accidents do happen, even to the best drivers. In 2011 the FMCSA noted more than 5 million accidents reported to police with 273,000 involving large trucks. Safety can play a big role in helping you avoid these accidents, … Continue reading “Report Claims Quickly and Get the Most from Your Policy”

New Hours of Service Go Into Effect This July- Are You Ready for the Changes?

  Do you wish you had a little more time on your hands? Working as a trucker often means long hours, many more than the typical American worker. While numerous people punch the time clock at their 40 hour a week jobs, some truckers drive as many as 82 hours any given week. If you … Continue reading “New Hours of Service Go Into Effect This July- Are You Ready for the Changes?”

General Liability – What is General Liability, Who Needs It, What does it Cover?

A form of Insurance designed to protect Owners and Operators’ businesses from a wide variety of liability exposures.  These exposures could include liability arising out of accidents resulting from the premises or the operations of an insured, products sold by the insured, operations completed by the insured, and contractual liability. General Liability insurance is the … Continue reading “General Liability – What is General Liability, Who Needs It, What does it Cover?”

Comprehensive and Specified Perils

Operators of commercial vehicles, such as truckers, need a number of insurance products. Automobile Physical Damage insurance covers the damage to, disappearance, or destruction of actual automobiles and/or their equipment, such as tractors, trailers or semitrailers, trucks, or private passenger types of vehicles. Equipment does not include personal effects (clothes, eyeglasses, etc.) Covered autos are … Continue reading “Comprehensive and Specified Perils”

Form MCS-90 – Financial Responsibility for Motor Carriers

Download: Form MCS-90 – Financial Responsibility for Motor Carriers Financial responsibility means having insurance policies or surety bonds sufficient to satisfy the minimum public liability requirement. Public liability means liability for bodily injury, property damage and environmental restoration.  Environmental restoration means restitution for the loss, damage or destruction of natural resources arising out of an … Continue reading “Form MCS-90 – Financial Responsibility for Motor Carriers”

Protecting Your Business is Serious Business

Work Related Accidents Impact… You and your net worth Your time and focus The company you have built and its Stakeholders Employees and their families Lease Operators and their families Risk Management is Mission Critical What happens if an employee sustains a work-related injury or worse? What happens if a lease operator sustains a work … Continue reading “Protecting Your Business is Serious Business”