The Coronavirus pandemic has rocked our economy, but as always, truckers have come through for the American people. According to Transport Topics:
Truck drivers have been among the front-line responders to the pandemic, delivering medical supplies and equipment to hospitals and ensuring that store shelves across the country remained stocked with essential goods for consumers. Although this public health crisis has roiled supply chains and inflicted financial hardship on many transportation and logistics companies, it also will be remembered as a time when the trucking industry’s essential role within our society has never been clearer.
Fleets and Owner Operators alike have experienced financial roller coaster rides through the pandemic. Many truckers are looking for creative ways to increase their bottom line. A frequently ignored source of revenue is pursuing downtime / loss of use claims.
Pursue Downtime Losses of Your Equipment
When damage is sustained to your equipment due to the fault of others, request all your losses. This includes:
- Lost income while equipment is down, including lost contracts and lost loads
- Temporary rental fees while equipment is down
- Temporary repairs to stay on the road
- Any repair costs not paid by your own insurance company or the other side
- Towing and storage
- Other out of pocket expenses like hotel, car rental, mileage to and from shop, medical bills
Our Firm’s Commitment
During this pandemic, Eckert & Associates, PA is ready to provide the highest level of claim support you need. We will help you to recover your lost income whenever possible.
We remain fully staffed at regular levels in our office. Our staff to is able to work from home when necessary to maintain normal levels of support.
We stay committed to keeping our firm up and running with a specific focus on the needs of our clients.
We will continue to work closely with our clients to support them in all their legal needs.