Know Your Insurance Coverage

By |2018-06-06T07:14:30+00:00March 30th, 2018|Downtime|

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 [...]

Can I Sue the Cow that Struck my Truck?

By |2018-06-06T07:10:42+00:00October 19th, 2017|Downtime|

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 [...]

Steps to Take If You Are In an Accident Part 4

By |2018-10-04T15:37:50+00:00September 3rd, 2017|Downtime|

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 [...]

Steps to Take If You Are In an Accident Part 3

By |2018-11-16T12:38:16+00:00September 2nd, 2017|Downtime|

Finally, once you leave the scene the steps you take in the days after the trucking accident should include the following: File a claim with the other driver's insurance company if the other driver has not done so. Have a copy of the police report and any other documents relating to the accident in front [...]

Steps to Take If You Are In an Accident Part 2

By |2018-11-16T12:33:46+00:00September 1st, 2017|Downtime|

The steps you can take at the time of a trucking accident and at the site are very important: After verifying all individuals involved in the accident are okay and dialing 911 if necessary, focus on the property damage, i.e. the damages to your vehicle and the other vehicle(s).Take as many pictures as you can [...]

Steps to Take If You Are In an Accident Part 1

By |2018-11-16T12:25:27+00:00August 30th, 2017|Downtime|

You've driven your truck for eight years without an accident. Last December, out of the blue, another vehicle sideswipes you and causes $15,000.00 in damage to your tractor.  You drive highly specialized equipment and you suddenly find yourself down for two weeks. What do you do? The steps in protecting yourself and your trucking business [...]

Our Visit to Florida State College at Jacksonville’s Cecil Campus

By |2018-06-06T07:03:31+00:00August 11th, 2017|Downtime|

Our Staff and Joe Lackey of CDL Program Florida State College at Jacksonville The staff of Eckert & Associates, P.A. visited the CDL training program at Florida State College at Jacksonville, Cecil Campus, this week.  We had the wonderful opportunity to meet Joe Lackey, the Instructional Program Manager. He gave us a guided [...]

Watch the Fine Print on Mechanic Estimates and Invoices!

By |2018-06-06T07:03:31+00:00July 10th, 2017|Downtime|

When you go to a mechanic shop to have repairs made to your equipment, the shop typically gives you an estimate, an invoice, or both.  What happens if they mess up on the repairs?  The fine print on the front and back of these documents may affect your rights. Watch the fine print on any [...]