We are big fans of dash camera systems that incorporate AI given their ability to protect truckers from bogus claims AND to efficiently provide motor carriers with specific driver coaching opportunities. These are proven techniques to help drive down claims and drive down your insurance premium. Netradyne, a leader in dash camera / automated event […]
We’ve heard of more incidents in which a Motor Carrier provided a Broker a fraudulent Certificate of Insurance which can lead to various issues including cargo theft. Below are a few Broker best practices when screening Motor Carriers: Require the Motor Carrier to identify the driver and VIN number to be used for the specific […]
If you pick up, lay over or deliver into impacted areas of PA and surrounding states, you may need to get a permit and conduct training regarding the Spotted Lanternfly. Learn more by reviewing this Spotted Lanternfly presentation from the ATA and this link for the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Being in trucking means you likely have seen injuries claimed when there is nary a scratch on the other vehicle; car or truck. You may feel frustrated or even helpless when you learn that the treating doctor has opined that the Patient (your “claimant”) has in fact sustained an injury as a result of the […]