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By Kevin Rettberg, 09/18/2018
It is rare for the American Trucking Association (ATA) and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) to agree wholeheartedly on much of anything. Their interests often diverge, and it creates legislative challenges. However, when it comes to the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) scoring...
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By Bill Hamrick, CIC, 09/07/2018
I hope everyone had a nice summer! As it comes to a close I want to remind or inform everyone of a few safety tips for drivers. Please remember to discuss with your drivers the change of traffic patterns, especially now that there’s school traffic and weekend football game day traffic. I hope everyone is...
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By Bill Hamrick, CIC, 08/13/2018
The July/August newsletter will be formatted as an interview in an effort to adequately communicate new and exciting information concerning AssuredPartners in Troy. The goal is to give an update, while also shining a spotlight on two employees, Christy Latrell and Robin Blair, that have recently gone above and...
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By Kevin Rettberg, 08/03/2018
There used to be a time when the topic of personal conveyance revolved around motor truck cargo limits, sub-limits and insurance. That changed with CSA years ago, with the early onset of the hours of service basic, a log book, and most notably, with the introduction of electronic logs. For those in the industry...
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By Kevin Rettberg, 07/09/2018
In case you have not heard, there has been an effort for a long time to bring young truck (CDL-commercial driver’s license) drivers into the industry. When we use the word ‘young,’ we mean 18-21 year olds. The need for CDL drivers, is absolutely unquestioned. There is a shortage. Several...
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