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LIFE ON THE ROAD AND UNEXPECTED DOWNTIME

 

To quote WILLIE NELSON:

“On the road again
I just can’t wait to get on the road again
The life I love is making music with my friends
And I can’t wait to get on the road again
On the road again
Goin’ places that I’ve never been
Seein’ things that I may never see again
And I can’t wait to get on the road again
Here we go, on the road again
Like a band of Gypsies we go down the highway
We’re the best of friends
Insisting that the world keep turnin’ our way”

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN TO YOU? You need […]

Know Your Insurance Coverage

Being your own boss can be the American dream. As an independent driver, this dream comes with the costs and responsibilities of operating a business. You manage equipment leases, maintenance, fuel, tolls, recordkeeping, accounting, taxes, insurance, and so on. The array of this responsibility can be dizzying.
This article will focus on insurance coverage for small trucking companies. As everyone knows, inadequate insurance coverage can result in financial devastation. As a business owner, it’s wise to protect your business and your family by having proper insurance coverage.

Ensuring Proper Coverage
If you’re under lease […]

Should You Buy a Dash Cam?

How often have you witnessed some jerk weaving in and out of traffic, cutting off drivers, and tailgating other vehicles? You think to yourself, “I wish I had a dash cam so I could report this driver!”  Now is the time to consider purchasing one before the next incident happens. Here are some pros and cons.

Pros:

  • In the event you’re an innocent victim of an accident, the dash cam is your best witness. It provides real-time evidence and helps you better recall what happened.
  • The footage can be useful in helping […]

Consider Using a Preferred Provider for Repairs

When making a claim with your insurance carrier or the adverse at-fault insurance carrier, you may be given the option to have repairs done at one of their “preferred provider” body or repair shops. If not, consider asking the adjuster. Using a body shop or other repair facility which is on the insurance company’s preferred provider list may streamline the repair process. Here are some of the advantages:

  1. Prescreened repair shops may include a lengthy or lifetime guarantee on all work performed. For example, if you are not pleased with a paint job […]

Can I Sue the Cow that Struck my Truck?

A herd of black cows gets out of their fenced pasture on a starless night.  They wander onto the nearby highway you’re on.  You slow down and fortunately avoid all but one of them.  You’re okay, but your truck sustains $10,000 in damage.  The cow is dead.  Do you have any recourse against anyone for your damages?

Many accidents involving livestock and wild animals occur at night when drivers are unable to see them on the roadway. Drivers have no time to react and often strike at full-speed. The damage caused by […]

Steps to Take If You Are In an Accident Part 4

Subrogation lawyers are trained to handle the negotiations and litigation with the adverse party and their insurance company. If you hire an attorney to help you, these are some of the items they may ask you to provide. In order to avoid delays in resolving your case, be sure to provide all documents requested at the beginning of the representation.

  1. Police Report
  2. Estimates
  3. Checks or Proofs of Payment
  4. Photographs
  5. Recorded Statements
  6. Expert Reports
  7. Insured’s Downtime or Out of Pocket Expenses
  8. Transportation Documentation
  9. Preservation of Evidence

Traffic accidents are never fun. However, preparation is the key to making it less painful. If […]