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At Elaine Chao Hearing, Smiles and Laughter in an Otherwise Tense Washington

The confirmation hearing for transportation secretary struck a friendly tone, but hinted at upcoming policy fights. WASHINGTON—On a Wednesday morning of political havoc in the capital, Room G50 in the Dirksen Senate Office Building was a study in Beltway bonhomie as Elaine Chao cruised through her confirmation hearing for secretary of transportation. Ms. Chao, who…

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CDC says Flu Season could be Severe

Yes, if you’re like me when you saw this headline you probably said, “When DON’T they say the Flu Season will be bad?” Anyway, apparently there is an “A” type strain called H3N2 that is a variety that causes more severe symptoms in play this year.  A lot of the really bad Flu Seasons were…

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Interesting Truck Insurance Court Cases and more…courtesy of CAB

Read the 4 quick summaries here so you’re in the loop of what’s going on, or grab a beverage and click to read the full transportation court cases for interesting stuff on Cargo, Brokerage, Couriers and Temporary Substitute Clause: CARGO A reminder to underwriters that motor carriers are liable for loss or damage to cargo…

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The Most Misunderstood Coverage in Owner Operator Truck Insurance – NTL

Here’s a quick overview of NTL, and heads up on a denied claim where a personal auto policy was used in it’s place: A Non-Trucking Liability policy or “NTL” is designed for an Independent Contractor/Owner Operator who is under permanent lease by contract to a Motor Carrier.  The Motor Carrier provides your Primary Commercial Auto…

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MCS90-91X – Protection Might Not Be What Some People Think

Posted By Shelly Benisch “Risky Business” Blog Expediters Online Sep 14th 2016 Today I thought I’d share some information from Guest Blogger Tommy Ruke, “The King Pin Leading Expert in Truck Insurance”.  Tommy is essentially the father of truck insurance. He has educated the majority of truck insurance specialists in the country for their (CIC) Certified…

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Henry Albert new chairman of Trucking Solutions Group

BY Truckers News Staff Randall Reilly September 10, 2016   Henry Albert of Albert Transport Inc., has been named chairman of the Trucking Solutions Group. Albert is from Statesville, Tennessee. He succeeds longtime Chairmen Rick Ash, who was instrumental in leading the group’s driver health initiatives.  Ash is a founding member of the group along with…