Application (AC3) deadline: Oct. 30. The application deadline for participation in the 2016 program is Oct. 30, 2015 in order to meet the Nov. 24 enrollment deadline. Fax completed AC3s to CompManagement at (866) 567-9380.
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 […]
Click on link to view video The driver of a truck on the New Jersey Turnpike whose dashcam captured Wednesday’s fatal tanker accident says the driver “gave his own life” to avoid hitting other vehicles. Click here for more information.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]