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MISUNDERSTOOD CARGO FORM

November 6th, 2019|

Agents have “Asked Tommy” questions concerning customers’ (brokers-shippers) requests for evidence/proof of coverage on cargo forms – “Additional Insured” “Loss Payee” “Waiver of Subrogation” “Primary/Non-Contributory” The cargo coverage form provides “bailee” coverage and agrees to indemnify/protect the person/entity that has [...]

91X FILINGS

March 1st, 2019|

The first thing an insured/motor carrier asks an agent/company to do is get them legal – Words I use in most all of MCIEF’s basic trainings. Legal means to provide the government proof of financial responsibility so that they can [...]

MOTOR CARRIER NUMBERS NOW HAVE ADDED DIGITS

November 14th, 2018|

URS mandated that motor carrier numbers would go away – That has not happened yet! The unique numbers have been “used” up. The temporary solution adds additional digits to the motor carrier/docket number. Craig Lack of Carrier Software provided the [...]

CARGO FILING REQUIREMENTS

November 28th, 2017|

I have been providing wrong information about cargo filings. Based on information on the FMCSA website under “Insurance Requirements” cargo filings are: BMC-34 – Filing – BMC – 83 Bond Cargo Insurance $ 5,000 per vehicle $10,000 per occurrence Who [...]

LOSS PAYEE ON CARGO POLICIES

September 22nd, 2017|

Recently, two members have had parties with a relationship asking to be a “loss payee” on a cargo policy. One of the problems insurance providers have is that insureds have customers or other parties asking for proof of insurance coverage [...]

FOOD SAFETY MODERNIZATION ACT (FSMA)

March 15th, 2017|

Do you insure any business that is involved in shipping, transporting or receiving food? If so, do you and your insureds know about the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)? Food includes any non-packaged food for human or animal consumption – [...]

ANTI-INDEMNIFICATION/CONTRACTUAL/ADDITIONAL INSURED

December 12th, 2016|

I want to again thank Jean Gardner of CAB for providing valuable information in her “Bits & Pieces”. These are a must read if you are providing insurance to motor carriers. The website is: thecabadvantage.com. From the November 29, 2016 [...]

ALWAYS BLAME THE GOVERNMENT!

November 13th, 2015|

Most of you have heard me say: “Always Blame the Government” at educational presentations. The government is at it again. What Congress starts and passes will have an impact on an insurance provider underwriting a motor carrier. How many of [...]

PAY NOW OR PAY MORE LATER!

October 23rd, 2015|

We have all heard the phrase, “Pay now or pay more later” as well as hearing insureds/motor carriers say, “I cannot afford $$$ whatever it might be.” I had the privilege of hearing Rob Moseley speak at his firm’s 6th [...]

URS UPDATE

September 16th, 2015|

A past blog, Unified Registration System – “Final Rule” discussed the expected implementation of the URS. Our friend, Hank Seaton, has been in contact with the FMCSA about this implementation and he has provided us with the following information: Good [...]

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