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Coverage Tip of the Month – Excess Insurance…Protect your assets!

It will not be news to anyone that the transportation industry is a target for lawsuits and that claims can reach astronomic levels. The $1M Auto Liability limit required for Non-Haz-Mat interstate authority is getting tested on a more frequent basis. Pair that with research released at a recent Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas cited by TruckingInfo.com, it costs between $885,000 and $1.3 million fo ...

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Trucking in 2017: A Year in Transition

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 events are creating a year of change in that environment. The quick list comes down to 4 k ...

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FMCSA Launches Website to Educate New Carriers About Their Safety Responsibilities

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 Program, which ...

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Are you prepared for BWC’s other states coverage?

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 for this optional coverage, or agents can help employe ...

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March 17th Safety Conference

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 wide range of topics from self-critical analysis, prevention through leadership to monit ...

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A Guide to Preventing Lane Change Crashes

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. ...

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Where carriers see driver wages going, recent reports on freight

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 to climb between 1 and 5 percent this year. However, 22 percent of carriers surveyed by ...

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New Sentry Lytx DriveCam™ Promotions Available Through 6/30/16

Sentry Insurance and Lytx DriveCam™ are pleased to offer Sentry customers two new promotions featuring the DriveCam® System. Your Sentry customers can choose from one of these offers available through 6/30/16: JUMP START - Receive up to 3 free months of service and fleet tracking including free installation (for up to 16 trucks). TRY AND BUY - Sign up for a 3 month trial at a reduced cost (for up to 40 truc ...

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