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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 [...]

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 [...]

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