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ASK THE UNDERWRITER – Unreported Claims and Your Frequency Score

In this series we explore the expert opinions of senior insurance executives to answer our readers questions about their commercial auto liability. Today we put our question to veteran underwriting executive, Tat Wong. Tat is a bare-knuckled underwriter who has spent many years in the commercial auto trenches keeping his beloved truck fleets rolling.  And he has the scars to prove it.   Dear Underwriter, A friend of mine who runs a haz mat operation told me that he is not reporting all losses to his insurance carrier.  He thinks...
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Truck World 2018 In The Books

What an amazing time we had at TruckWorld 2018.

Our illustrious leader working the booth at Truck World 2018.

Our Canadian counterparts in trucking are such smart and wonderful people. 

The dragon complicates the crash!

Thomas and Avi having fun with AccidentPlan at Truck World

We had a blast playing demolition derby at our booth #1930 and demonstrating how dragons can make mince meat of your commercial auto claims.
 Then we showed our visitors how makes AccidentPlan makes a dragon slayer out of everyone by keeping crash claims under control.
Looking forward to seeing you all again in 2020!

Honoring The Driver – Respect and Camaraderie

There is no shortage of analysis about driver recruitment and retention.

But I had the privilege of witnessing first-hand how some forward-thinking companies keep their drivers by honoring and respecting the skills and talents they bring to the company success. Some of the biggest and sharpest names in trucking brought their best drivers of all levels of experience to the 2017 Colorado State Truck Driving Championships. Smaller, local operations like RMT Trucking and American Furniture Warehouse competed valiantly against the big national heavyweights like FedEx, Wal-Mart and...
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“Composing” the Driver

Part II —Lessons learned from the Wal-Mart Tracy Morgan Tragedy

  In our previous article, Rights and Responsibilities, Constitutional lessons from the Tracy Morgan / Wal-Mart tragedy, we discussed the importance of a driver at an accident scene understanding their right to remain silent. We received some very insightful comments from our readers; enough so that we have decided to turn it into a series. One comment in particular came from a veteran safety professional with decades worth of experience both behind the wheel and behind the desk. ...
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Rights and Responsibilities

Constitutional Lessons From the Wal-Mart / Tracy Morgan Tragedy

Kevin Roper made some very poor choices leading up to the early morning hours of June 7, 2014. The consequence of Roper’s choices profoundly and tragically affected the lives of countless people who were involved in the crash on the New Jersey turnpike early that summer morning which took the life of writer and comedian James “Jimmie Mack” McNair and seriously injured actor and comedian Tracy Morgan and several others. Years later, life seems to have moved on.  Perhaps now,...
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Accident Scene Safety vs Black Box Data Preservation

You wouldn’t think that someone would have to make a choice between safety and data preservation, but it happens…all the time…at a CMV accident scene.

Accident Scene Protocol and Preserving Data

Best practices advise a driver to turn off their engine immediately following an accident for a couple of reasons. One, to prevent the possibility of a fire, and the other is to preserve the data from the engine control module (ECM), or “engine black box”. The data loop varies depending on...
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Managing Chaos After a Crash – Accident Protocol for Truck Drivers

Chaos After a Crash - The Only Thing You Can Control is You

Crashes are very, very stressful. Throughout the chaotic aftermath of a crash, you may experience a heightened sense of fear and loss of control, especially if there are serious or life-threatening injuries. All parties involved may exhibit everything from stunned, shocked silence, to tears or extreme aggression. Sometimes, the anger and aggression will be directed at you. The only thing you can control is you – your behavior, your reactions and emotions. You are most likely...
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