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.  [...]

Motor Carriers: Qualification of Commercial Drivers

By |2019-04-30T13:33:22-04:00May 15th, 2019|Trucking Safety|

One of the many obligations required of motor carriers is to ensure drivers are qualified to operate the commercial motor vehicle they operate.  The purpose of commercial drivers' qualification is to protect the traveling community which shares the roads with professional drivers. The Driver Qualification File serves as the foundation of proof of qualification of [...]

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 [...]

Will Platooning Get a Chance?

By |2019-01-24T11:25:01-04:00February 1st, 2019|Trucking News|

There certainly was a lot of buzz regarding truck platooning and truck automation in 2018, with the industry facing strong headwinds from a variety of sources.  The lack of driver capacity increased governmental regulations and a pent-up demand for freight all conspired to drive trucking rates up. For the first time in recent history, these [...]

What Makes a Truck DOT Drivable?

By |2019-01-02T16:53:21-04:00January 3rd, 2019|Trucking Safety|

Many people say the easiest part of being a professional driver is the actual driving of the truck.  Some may believe that holding the steering wheel as you survey the countryside, listening to your favorite song is the perfect way to pass the day. And even though many romanticize the open road and wide open [...]

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

By |2018-06-06T07:03:31-04:00August 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 |2018-06-06T07:03:31-04:00July 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 [...]