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5 Ways to Expedite Your Downtime Claim after an Accident

By |2019-07-17T16:17:09-04:00July 17th, 2019|Downtime|

It happens.  You can’t avoid every traffic accident.  Even the most professional truck driver is bound to get hit at some point because of the extensive time spent on the road.  Statistics show most accidents involving commercial trucks and private vehicles are caused by private vehicles.  Even though you take great care, not everyone does [...]

7 Deadly Sins: Failing to Mitigate After a Traffic Accident

By |2019-06-18T15:43:37-04:00June 18th, 2019|Downtime, Firm News|

As seen in Movin' Out Magazine May 2019 Issue According to the UMTRI, more than 71% of truck driving accidents are caused by passenger vehicle drivers. Only 16% of all truck driving accidents are the truck driver’s fault. If you’re in a traffic accident, the guy that hit you should have to pay to fix [...]

Auto Haulers: Protect Your Business

By |2019-06-25T12:42:02-04:00June 17th, 2019|Downtime, Insurance|

Most business require a variety of insurance coverage.  Truckers face the added expense of downtime coverage, bob-tail coverage, and more.  Auto haulers often need even more cargo insurance due to the potential liability to the individual cars being transported.  Meet with your insurance broker on a regular basis to make sure you have adequate insurance.  [...]

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 [...]