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DRIVERS OF INTERSTATE VEHICLES LESS THAN 26,001 GVW

June 24th, 2015|

I understand that Foundation members’ main focus is providing services to interstate for-hire motor carriers, which in most cases, would be insuring 18-wheelers. I have in previous information stated that the Unified Registration System has mandated state enforcement of who [...]

INSURED WITH ONE DOT# AND TWO MC#’S

February 13th, 2015|

A member said that when viewing Licensing & Insurance for a possible insured, he/she noted that the insured had one DOT# and two MC#’s (one brokerage and one transportation) – What is up? Here are my thoughts concerning a legal [...]

UPDATE ON DAMAGE TO NON-OWNED TRAILERS

January 28th, 2015|

I had an interesting e-mail from an attorney/friend who defends motor carriers and in doing so reads the coverage forms. His thoughts follow:   The Trailer Interchange Coverage Endorsement (ISO CA 23 98 03 10) does not expressly limit coverage [...]

THE START OF 2015

January 20th, 2015|

For the first couple of weeks in this New Year I have been playing “grand-daddy” and over-seeing our Advanced Underwriting session in Orlando. It was sold out and was a success. I am now catching up on my reading. As [...]

WHAT IS PSP?

July 30th, 2014|

As reported by J.J. Keller in their 02/14 “Motor Carrier Safety Report” and the 11/25/2013 Transport Topics article, “FMCSA Says Carriers Can Cut Accidents by Using Its Pre-Employment Screening,” fleets using PSP have 8% fewer crashes than the controlled group [...]

ANTI-INDEMNIFICATION LAWS AND WAIVERS OF SUBROGATION

July 17th, 2014|

I was recently asked, “Although state anti-indemnification laws may make it unenforceable for a trucker to assume another party’s liability, what happens when an insurance carrier voluntarily adds an endorsement such as a Waiver of Subrogation? Do anti-indemnification laws trump [...]

UNRATED AND NEW ENTRANT MOTOR CARRIERS

March 31st, 2014|

My last blogs addressed the number of unrated motor carriers and if being unrated presented “safety” concerns for shippers and insurance providers.  Craig Lack of Carrier Software found that 78% of businesses with motor carrier numbers (91X filings) are unrated [...]

Non-Owned Trailers – Additional Discussion

January 24th, 2014|

The previous blog received a lot of comments.  Here is a more in depth discussion: Denny Beecher of Interstate Insurance Management, Inc., who is a TRS Designee and contributor, sent a “white” paper that he allowed me to share.  This [...]

Rental Trailer Coverage

January 8th, 2014|

Had a new member, Gary Waldych of Atlantic / Smith, Cropper & Deeley, who we welcome, ask me if the information he was giving to someone was correct. Question he was asked – “Motor Carrier is leasing a trailer.  Is [...]

INSPECTIONS

November 1st, 2013|

I am back in the office after a very successful first MCIEF Annual Conference.  For those who attended (137), thank you for coming.  We hope you will plan to attend next year and bring a friend.  For those of you [...]

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