The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) took effect in 2012, increasing requirements and penalties as they relate to operating as a freight broker. Changes in effect from MAP-21 include: • Brokers must register with FMCSA, and by definition may only arrange, not perform, transportation unless the person is also separately […]
Shippers want to avoid any financial cost that may occur because of a bodily injury or property damage to a third party caused by or contributed to by a Trucking company who is hauling the Shipper’s goods. There are three ways for them to accomplish this. The first is to have the Trucking company add […]
Insurance Business America names National Risk Management Services as one of the top 60 specialist brokerages Insurance Business America, March 2017 – The foundation of a specialty insurance broker’s work is the thorough knowledge of an industry completely separate from their own. Armed with years of education and experience, insurance specialists know the ins and outs of […]
It is a common misconception that captive insurance programs are only available for large trucking fleets. This is simply not true, captives are being utilized by motor carriers of all sizes. Captives have become such a pervasive risk management tool in trucking that they are no longer viewed as an “alternative” risk finance solution — […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the State of Ohio is the first to require human trafficking training for truckers and officers. Channel 3’s Hilary Golston sat in on a trucking class conducted by State Highway Patrol in Medina. Click here for more information.
FWI, in its annual report, recorded 204 thefts in 2015’s first quarter, 187 in the second quarter, 174 in the third quarter and 189 in the fourth quarter of the year. The numbers represent a 6 percent drop in volume and a 21 percent decrease in value from 2014. Click here for more information.