2017: Year in Transition By Jonathan Starks, COO, FTR 2015 was the beginning of a relatively down environment in the for-hire marketplace. That continued into 2016 – although we seemed to have found some stability, and even signs of improvement, as we finished off the year. We are now entering a year in which numerous […]
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently launched its redesigned New Entrant Program Website, updated to help motor carriers understand their responsibilities during their first 18 months on the road. The enhanced website introduces carriers to Federal safety regulations and explains how FMCSA and State Partners monitor carrier safety compliance during the New Entrant […]
Being in trucking means you likely have seen injuries claimed when there is nary a scratch on the other vehicle; car or truck. You may feel frustrated or even helpless when you learn that the treating doctor has opined that the Patient (your “claimant”) has in fact sustained an injury as a result of the […]
What agents need to know and online toolkit Effective March 1, BWC launches its Other States Coverage program, developed for Ohio employers that have out-of-state workers’ comp exposures but are unable to secure coverage in the private marketplace. This coverage is not intended to compete with private market coverage. Employers can apply directly to BWC […]
The Safety Management Council’s 3rd Annual Safety Conference is fast approaching. If you haven’t already signed up please take a moment to complete the registration form and join us on March 17th at the Radisson Penn Harris Hotel in Camp Hill, PA for what will be an outstanding opportunity to hear our speakers discuss a […]
Our friends at Great West provided this comprehensive guide to preventing lane change crashes, one of the Big 3. And I am not talking about LeBron, Kyrie and Kevin Love, the Big 3 accident types that make up the majority of loss cost (rear end collision, side-swipe and intersection). Click here for more information.
Freight slump drags driver pay down – will it last? A freight slowdown seen in the fourth quarter of 2015 caused driver pay growth to subside, at least temporarily, according to a recent report by the Transport Capitol Partners. Carriers expect driver wages to grow in 2016, TCP says, with 70 percent expecting trucker pay […]
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the State of Ohio is the first to require human trafficking training for truckers and officers. Channel 3’s Hilary Golston sat in on a trucking class conducted by State Highway Patrol in Medina. Click here for more information.
FWI, in its annual report, recorded 204 thefts in 2015’s first quarter, 187 in the second quarter, 174 in the third quarter and 189 in the fourth quarter of the year. The numbers represent a 6 percent drop in volume and a 21 percent decrease in value from 2014. Click here for more information.
In November, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published the final “driver coercion” rule designed to protect commercial truck drivers from being pressured or coerced to violate the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. Click here for more information.