What is all that paper for, anyway? I am honored to have the opportunity to chat with Ashley Schmidt and Alison Wickman of Freightweb's "This Truckin' Life" podcast about my two favorite subjects; technology and crash management. Ashley was surprised to find out that I have done my share of driving and together we wondered why it takes trucking so long to adopt new technology. Please enjoy listening on your favorite podcast channel.
Thank You Benjamin!
It has been our privilege to do what we can to make trucker's lives a little easier on the road. It is for drivers like Benjamin Ferreira that we do what we do. ...Read more
Masks for Truckers – Life in the COVID Era
Drivers are being hassled for not having masks. Reports are that Texas is writing tickets with a $1000 fine. We are doing are part for the war effort on the home front by making masks for truckers. ...Read more
Please Feed The Truckers
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
Please Feed The Truckers.
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
Practical Dad Stuff. One Square Only.
What do you do when you are down to only one square of toilet paper per day? ...Read more
THANK YOU TRUCKERS!
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!...
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...Read more
Truck World 2018 In The Books
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!
The Other Big Brother
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