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 [...]

Bodily Injury Claims: Secrets of Insurance Claims, Part 2

By |2019-06-24T15:56:07-04:00July 1st, 2019|Insurance|

Psst!  Wanna know a secret? Insurance companies are not your friend! When physically injured in an auto accident, you must consider whether to file an insurance claim with your insurance, the at-fault party’s insurance, or both.  To get the best results and protect your own interests on all fronts, be sure to get legal advice [...]

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.  [...]

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.  [...]

Self-Insured Fleets: Your Claims Department Can Effectively Recover from Other Parties

By |2019-03-25T16:01:07-04:00March 25th, 2019|Fleets|

Is your fleet considering becoming self-insured? If already self-insured, is your claims department successfully recovering from at-fault parties? Many trucking fleets become self-insured to lower insurance costs.  The self-insured retention (amount of loss the company covers directly) plays an important part of a fleet’s risk management plan. However, not every fleet handling their own subrogation [...]