NJ Anti-Indemnification Law Goes Into Effect Nov. 13

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Effective November 13, 2015, New Jersey will become the 42nd state to pass an anti-indemnification bill into law. Anti-indemnification laws provide protection for Motor Carriers against broad indemnity provisions included in contracts with Shippers. The provisions may include the Motor Carrier assuming responsibility to indemnify the Shipper, even if the Shipper’s negligence caused or contributed […]

Algorithm Changes May Be Coming to CSA Scores

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Acting Administrator Scott Darling said the FMCSA will be changing the algorithm used in the Safety Measurement System carrier percentile rankings, the key component of the CSA program. A preview will be available “in the coming months,” he said, which presumably will allow carriers to view their percentile rankings under the new algorithm before the […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

Online Driver Training Program… Watch the Overview VIDEO

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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 […]

Cargo Theft – Quarterly Trend Update

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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 […]

The Latest Threat to the Owner-Operator Model

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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 […]