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Dear Friends, These are strange days indeed, aren’t they? While most of the nation has come to a grinding halt, the backbone of our economy seems to have remained strong, at least for now. While the rest of us are holed up in our homes, America’s drivers remain on the road, risking their health and safety to bring us our daily bread. Even in the best of times, truckers face the hardship of living on the road with limited facilities for basic human needs; sleep, food and hygiene. Today, sit-down...Read more
I find it outrageous that hard-working truckers can't get a meal on the road. Everyone else gets to go through the drive-through, but the big-rig just won't fit. And the drive-throughs don't allow walk-up service. Please feed these folks. They are busting ass to bring you the goods. ...Read more
What do you do when you are down to only one square of toilet paper per day? ...Read more
While the rest of us are hunkered down in our homes, millions of drivers remain on the road. Virus or not, we still need food, fuel and medicine. The crops still need to be harvested and delivered. The truckers are still out there, away from their homes and families, making it happen for us.Read more
THANK YOU TRUCKERS!...
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...Read more
What an amazing time we had at TruckWorld 2018.
Our Canadian counterparts in trucking are such smart and wonderful people.
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!
I hear the term “Big Brother” a lot lately, most often referring to technology in transportation. Telematics, ELDs and in-cab-cameras all carry the Big Brother stigma in the malevolent, overbearing and Orwellian sense of the word. I saw it most recently in the Insurance Journal article outlining the struggle for the commercial auto insurance segment to become profitable. The piece by Andrea Wells makes several references to technology as Big Brother, the all knowing, all seeing eye. The notion...Read more
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...
Part II —Lessons learned from the Wal-Mart Tracy Morgan TragedyIn 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. ...
Constitutional Lessons From the Wal-Mart / Tracy Morgan TragedyKevin 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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