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Freight Brokers: Are you covered?

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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 […]

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What does “Additional Insured” mean?

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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 […]

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National Risk Management Services named as a top specialty brokerage

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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 […]

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Captives: The new mainstream for trucking

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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 — […]

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Where can I find a parking space for my tractor trailer?!?!

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The lack of available parking spaces is one of the top issues in the trucking industry. Researchers discovered that truckers lost 56 minutes per day, on average, to search for parking to take required hours-of-service breaks and for other reasons. The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) recently posted two new truck parking studies on its website. This article provides information on smartphone […]

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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 […]