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Risky Business

  • Zombie Dispatch Courtesy of Omnitracs
    By Shelly Benisch
    Posted Oct 19th 2016 9:22AM
    I thought this was quite clever! If you're parked somewhere waiting for your next load, this should kill some time.
  • Which States have the Best Rates for Truck Insurance
    By Shelly Benisch
    Posted Oct 17th 2016 11:05AM
    One of the most common questions I get is “Which state is the cheapest for Truck Insurance? Here is *Progressive’s take on average per year insurance rates for a new start up with a Tractor Trailer. Some states are quite surprising, don’t you think?
  • Smith Moore Leatherwood Trailer Blog
    The Power Only Problem or How Lending Your Trailers Can Be Lending Your Insurance
    By Shelly Benisch
    Posted Oct 10th 2016 12:24PM
    We just returned from our annual TRS MCIEF Conference in Orlando where Transportation Risk Specialists come together for continuing education through the Motor Carrier Insurance Education Foundation.
  • MCS90/91X - Protection Might Not Be What Some People Think
    By Shelly Benisch
    Posted Sep 14th 2016 10:12AM
    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.
  • Why Cargo Vans and Sprinters carry $1 Million Liability
    By Shelly Benisch
    Posted Aug 5th 2016 9:14AM
    Here's an Addendum to the current EO Thread "Insurance Coverage and the 'Multi' Carrier Model" or "Why DO Cargo Vans and Sprinters need $1 Million in Liability?" Arguments are certainly made that since FMCSA only requires $300,000 Liability for under 10K GVW units hauling across state lines, why carry more?

    Short answer:
  • Casino Night
    Expedite Expo & Casino Night Prizes
    By Shelly Benisch
    Posted Jun 13th 2016 12:09PM
    It's that time of year again...let's get ready for CIS Casino Night at the Expo!
  • ACV Cargo Alert
    By Shelly Benisch
    Posted May 6th 2016 4:03PM
    Adding to John Mueller's excellent Blog below left, "All About Cargo", I wanted everyone to be aware that there is a Cargo policy starting to float around our Expediting Community that is ACV vs Legal or Broad Form in how it pays out claims. Why is that important to you?
  • General Liability vs Auto Liability
    By Shelly Benisch
    Posted Apr 7th 2016 12:25PM
    Given the number of policies with $1 Million General Liability and State Minimum Auto Liability currently popping up, it's a good time to talk about the vast difference between the two types of insurance whether you're an Owner Op, Motor Carrier or Broker.
  • What about Cargo?
    By Shelly Benisch
    Posted Mar 11th 2016 11:13AM
    Everyone knows that Cargo insurance generally covers theft, fire and collision, but ever wonder what it doesn't cover? Last time we talked about Liab...
  • I.C. Cheat Sheet for Insurance Lingo
    By Shelly Benisch
    Posted Mar 3rd 2016 12:14PM
    Several new Independent Contractors have asked for a cheat sheet on common insurance lingo they hear thrown around, and for my veteran Expediters out there who might like a refresher course in Expediting Insurance 101...here you go!