First things first…What is workers’ compensation?

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Our partners at Acuity do a nice job of explaining workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation (work comp) insurance pays medical fees and lost wages for an employee who has suffered an illness or injury resulting from job-related duties. Work comp covers an injured employee’s: ·         Medical Expenses ·         Wage/Salary Compensation ·         Disability ·         Rehabilitation ·         Survivor […]

KEEP IT COOL! Tips for Avoiding Off-Temperature Loads

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Our partners at Great West compiled this list of reminders to help your drivers avoid off temperature loads. Pre-cool trailer and cargo to desired temperature to remove residual heat. Turn the refrigeration unit ‘OFF’ while loading/unloading to minimize heat and humidity entering the trailer. Packaging should be crush proof, solid-side for frozen products, and vented-side […]

Convincing Drivers on Safety Tech Adoption

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As safety systems become more prevalent, so too do pressures on fleets to actively manage them. Learning to manage systems, as well as convince drivers to buy into new safety systems can be challenging — but the rewards are incalculable. That was the sentiment from participants in the “Adopting Advanced Safety Technology” panel at CCJ’s […]

Protecting Motor Carriers Against an O/O Work Comp Claim (part 3 of 3) by Chris Pavone, Owner Operator Risk Manager at NRMS

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The first part of this three-part series addressed the hazards and risks of being a professional truck driver.  Part 2 covered the risks to motor carriers, and part 3 is a message to independent contractors about protecting yourself from workplace injury costs. Independent Contractors: It’s a dangerous job; protect your livelihood The Bureau of Labor […]

Protecting Motor Carriers Against an O/O Work Comp Claim (part 2 of 3 part series)

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The first part of this three-part series addressed the hazards and risks of being a professional truck driver.  Part 2 covers the risks to motor carriers and how to choose appropriate coverage. With trucking-related injuries on the rise, going without sufficient workplace injury coverage creates a significant gap in the event of an accident. While […]