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By Robert Esposito, 01/15/2019
Recent accidents caused by driver fatigue have led many to scrutinize the trucking industry. In 2016, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) released a key statement about large vehicle collisions on American highways. It said: “In recent years, the public has generally associated the...
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By Kevin Rettberg, 12/27/2018
Driver retention is an ongoing issue in the transportation industry. Overregulation and an aging workforce are the major causes behind the retention issue. Pay that fails to keep up with the demands of the job only exacerbates the problem. Considering these challenges, it’s not surprising that fleet...
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By Bill Hamrick, CIC, 12/17/2018
As the year ends, we travel a lot to see our customers for workers compensation renewals. Being on the roads so much, we see how extremely busy the highways are and how little patience drivers have. In the midst of this holiday traffic, please remind your drivers to be very careful and try to keep a good attitude...
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By Robert Esposito, 11/30/2018
Winter is less than a month away but many parts of the country have already experienced record low temperatures. When the temperature drops quickly, it results in slippery and unpredictable road conditions, while rapid thawing can cause fog, hydroplaning, decreased visibility and traction issues. It is an...
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By Bill Hamrick, CIC, 11/20/2018
Last month we began addressing policies in layman’s terms. We will continue this month with Employment Practices Liability. Most general liability policies exclude wrongful termination lawsuits, discrimination lawsuits (whether related to age, gender, sexual-orientation, religion, etc.), and sexual...
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