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Brokers, Carriers, And Cargo Claims – Who is responsible for determining appropriate cargo limits?

The law firm Smith Moore Leatherwood published a thought provoking article shedding some light on a foggy topic ... Brokers, Carriers, And Cargo Claims - Who is responsible for determining appropriate cargo limits? Key takeaways are below: · Courts have recognized that the parties can control who is responsible for informing the value of the shipment and of any necessary insurance contracts they agree to. B ...

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Workers’ Comp Claims to Double In Next 10 years, Says Industry Professional

One industry insider has issued a word of warning to insurance professionals - workers' compensation claims are going to double in the next 10 years. Why? 1. Technology is taking over What happens when low-paying jobs are eliminated, Walker asked. People who occupied those positions file workers' comp claims. 2. We're going for broke Municipal bankruptcies are becoming more common, argued Walker, and it's p ...

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Online Driver Training Program… Watch the Overview VIDEO

NRMS is excited to announce a partnership with Infiniti, the trucking industry's premier online learning management system. Infiniti not only gives you access to over 350+ training videos, but it also provides the best online training, tracking, reporting, and online driver communication platform in the industry. Users of the program have access to over 350 trucking specific training modules and have report ...

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ATRI Survey Finds Truck Operating Costs Rose 2% in 2014

The American Transportation Research Institute reported that motor-carrier operating costs rose about 2% to $1.703 per mile from $1.676, primarily due to higher equipment and driver wage costs. Expressed in costs per hour, the amount rose to $68.09 from $67.00. Both costs are 2014 results compared with 2013. Click here for more information. ...

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Cargo Theft – Quarterly Trend Update

Freightwatch has reported that the number of incidents of cargo theft in the United States is down slightly.  The last quarter saw 178 incidents of cargo theft. The average loss was $189,307.   Food and drinks continue to be the most-stolen product type, accounting for 16 percent of total thefts. Home and garden supplies and electronics followed, with 14 and 13 percent of the thefts.  Texas took the lead, f ...

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The Latest Threat to the Owner-Operator Model

New guidance from the Department of Labor issued in July could pose a threat to the trucking industry's use of owner-operator drivers as independent contractors. The American Trucking Associations calls it "an aggressive departure from prevailing classification standards," saying it "no doubt signals an attack on industries like trucking that rely significantly on contractors." Click for more information. ...

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NJ Authorities Crackdown on Big Rigs

Responding to several high-profile truck crashes and fatalities, state, county and Port Authority police are issuing significantly more traffic tickets to commercial drivers this year - crackdowns that New Jersey's leading trucking industry group considers misplaced. In Bergen County, police in the newly reorganized traffic bureau of the Sheriff's Department issued more than 8,000 tickets to commercial driv ...

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Considering an Electronic Log Device? Check out this summary comparison…

A survey of these well-known electronic logging device makers conducted in July 2015, attendant to reporting in Overdrive's August issue, yielded the comparisons shown here. All hard costs noted in this chart will apply to a one-truck operator independent of any larger fleet and buying aftermarket. Prices for many makers vary with volume discounts and according to ancillary features chosen, and, as noted, m ...

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National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, September 13-19, 2015

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, September 13-19, 2015, is when America takes the time to honor all professional truck drivers for their hard work and commitment in tackling one of our economy's most demanding and important jobs. These 3.4 million professional men and women not only deliver our goods safely, securely and on time, they also keep our highways safe. Click for more information. ...

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