Commercial Lemon Law or Breach of Warranty

By |2019-04-27T15:31:22-04:00May 1st, 2019|Trucking News|

There is no “lemon law” for commercial vehicles, but there is a remedy using the Magnusson Moss Warranty Improvement Act of 1974, which addresses everything with a warranty, from cars to toasters.  And commercial vehicles fit in that grouping. This is an area of passion and career work for me.  I have been involved with [...]

Secrets about Insurance Claims: What They Don’t Want You to Know

By |2019-04-11T16:58:44-04:00April 15th, 2019|Downtime|

After an accident that’s not your fault, you should file a claim with the bad driver’s insurance company. When you file a claim with this insurance company, your claim will be assigned to an insurance adjuster (the adverse adjuster).  That adjuster’s main goal involves saving their company money.  You should be aware of how they [...]

Auto Haulers: Special Considerations for Accident Claims

By |2019-03-25T17:26:48-04:00April 1st, 2019|Downtime|

A teenage driver is playing on his phone while speeding down the highway.  He swerves into your auto hauling trailer as well as the expensive Mercedes loaded on the back. Not only do you have to get your trailer fixed, you have to handle the damage to the Mercedes. Auto haulers face this added stress.  [...]

The Myth of Rear-End Accidents

By |2019-03-06T14:05:19-04:00March 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 |2019-02-26T14:27:24-04:00March 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 |2019-02-06T16:25:52-04:00February 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 [...]

Have You Heard of the MCS-90 Endorsement?

By |2018-06-06T07:03:31-04:00July 10th, 2017|Downtime|

Sometimes a client is hit by a truck with no insurance coverage.  While it is often difficult to get paid in this situation, there may be a viable "deep pocket" option through the MCS-90 Endorsement. Have you heard of the MCS-90 Endorsement? What is the MCS-90 Endorsement? The MCS-90 is an endorsement on an insurance [...]

Downtime Claims for the Owner Operator- Don’t Leave Money on the Table After an Accident

By |2018-06-06T07:03:32-04:00June 20th, 2017|Downtime|

You're properly parked at a rest stop and WHAM! Some new driver takes out the front of your cab while trying to park his rig.  With a sick feeling in your stomach, you know you're going to be down for quite a while and it's gong to cost you a lot of money. Everything starts [...]