The Myth of Rear-End Accidents

By |2019-03-06T14:05:19+00:00March 15th, 2019|Downtime|

The Myth Have you heard that when you rear-end another vehicle, it’s automatically your fault?  Many people believe this to be true. In fact, many of our trucking clients think there is nothing that can be done if they rear-end another vehicle.  However, truckers should know there’s more to the matter. The Facts In many [...]

Losing Money from Mechanical Problems?

By |2019-02-26T14:27:24+00:00March 1st, 2019|Downtime|

In the trucking world, mechanical problems happen regularly. Time down for repairs causes a great deal of lost income across the industry. Small trucking companies and owner operators often take the biggest hits.  However, when mechanical problems are actually the fault of mechanics, there may be ways to recover your lost income from them. Accidental [...]

Authority Revoked Due to Your Insurance Company’s Error?

By |2019-02-06T16:25:52+00:00February 14th, 2019|Downtime|

Many Owner operators and small trucking companies have had their authority revoked through no fault of their own. When a business owner pays their insurance premium on time, but their insurance company fails to file the proper documents with FMCSA, the business owner typically loses the authority to operate. Without the authority to operate, the [...]

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 [...]