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Specialty Trucking Warehousing Operations

Big Rig Insurance Programs already insures Common Carriers and a multitude of other business types. We now have exciting news and am able to offer coverage’s to some of the more complex operations that other agents and brokers may not have the ability to insure properly. Market Highlights: • “A++” 15 Rated & Admitted Carriers …

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Commercial Truck Insurance Regulation

HISTORY OF TRUCKING INSURANCE REGULATION When trucking deregulation was enacted in 1980, barriers to entry into the industry were virtually eliminated, but insurance requirements have not been adjusted since then. Congress believed, as expressed in the legislative language, that financial responsibility requirements were needed to protect the public from undercapitalized or inexperienced carriers who might …

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Making a Living in the Final Mile

The “final mile” delivery dynamic, once mostly an afterthought for retailers, today has become a strategic and integral part of a company’s customer service and brand reputation.   A growing number of carriers and logistics providers are stepping into the final-mile sector to help retailers meet these rising expectations. One of the fastest growing areas …

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Commercial Big Rig Truck Insurance insurance in New Jersey

Good News For NJ Trucking Companies

For years New Jersey commercial trucking companies both small and large have had to play roulette with the same handful of commercial truck insurance companies, not anymore! A 900 gorilla, Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies, has just entered the state and will provide some much needed relief for the over 45,000 commercial trucking concerns in the Garden …

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Big Rig Trucking and Urban Congestion

Congestion in America’s growing cities is an big problem. While congestion can be a sign of healthy economic activity and the full use of roadway infrastructure, for the motor carrier industry congestion leads to increased travel times and, worse, reduced reliability of travel times. Congestion also increases vehicle operating costs (e.g., lower fuel economy, more …

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PSP MCMIS Data Update Hire Safer Drivers

FMCSA studied PSP’s impact on safety and the results showed that companies using PSP to screen new hires lowered their crash rates by 8% and driver out-of-service rates by 17%, on average! The FMCSA Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP) Website has been updated with the December 29, 2017 snapshot from the Motor Carrier Management Information System …

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Ford recalls 73,000 Transit vans, 30,000 F-150 pickups

The reference number for this recall is 17S34. Affected vehicles include 2015-17 Ford Transit vehicles built at Kansas City Assembly Plant from Feb. 3, 2014 to Aug. 2, 2017.The recall involves about 65,000 U.S. vehicles and some 8,000 in Canada. Specifically, these affect 2015-2017 Transits and certain 2017 and 2018 F-150 pickups, with the Transit …

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Interstate or Intrastate what is the difference

What is the difference between interstate commerce and intrastate commerce? Interstate commerce is trade, traffic, or transportation involving the crossing of a State boundary. Either the vehicle, its passengers, or cargo must cross a State boundary, or there must be the intent to cross a State boundary to be considered an interstate carrier. Intrastate commerce …

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What does it cost for obtaining my authority

What is the cost for obtaining a Big Rig Trucking Operating Authority? Each individual Operating Authority is $300. Separate filing fees must be submitted with the application at the time of processing for each Authority sought. For instance, requests for Common Carrier of Property Motor Carrier and Contract Property Motor Carrier Authority will require two $300 …

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