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Have you made the ELD switch?

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Sentry, a leading truck insurer, released a safety bulletin that covers the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate.  The bulletin covers what you need to know in order to successfully deploy an ELD solution including: Timelines Device requirements Documentation that must be maintained by the driver. Direction on what you should consider when selecting and piloting […]

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Trucking in 2017: A Year in Transition

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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 […]

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FMCSA Launches Website to Educate New Carriers About Their Safety Responsibilities

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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 […]

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Are you prepared for BWC’s other states coverage?

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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 […]

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March 17th Safety Conference

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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 […]

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A Guide to Preventing Lane Change Crashes

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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

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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 […]