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

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

Have You Heard of the MCS-90 Endorsement?

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

What If the Other Side Doesn’t Believe They’re at Fault and Won’t Fix Your Truck?

By |2018-06-06T07:03:31+00:00June 21st, 2017|Downtime|

Every Case has two steps: 1 - Proving liability (the other side is a fault), and 2 - Proving damages (your losses). If the other side doesn't believe they are responsible, they aren't going to pay for your repairs. In order to get rolling again, you might consider paying for your own repairs or filing [...]

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

By |2018-06-06T07:03:32+00:00June 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 [...]