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    Understanding Owner Operator Commercial Auto Liability Insurance
    By Shelly Benisch
    Posted Feb 12th 2018 11:08AM
    Has anyone ever said to you, “You’re liable to get sued!”  Everyone has heard it, but what does the word “liable” mean?
  • Understanding Phys Dam for Truckers
    Understanding Owner Operator Phys Dam Insurance
    By Shelly Benisch
    Posted Jan 17th 2018 2:59PM
    Owner Operator, do you ever drive along and wonder "Exactly What IS Phys Dam?"
    "Phys Dam" is short for Physical Damage.
    Physical Damage is the Comp and Collision Insurance Coverage on your Truck.
    Collision insurance covers your truck if it is damaged by
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    FedEx Owner Ops offered new insurance option
    By Shelly Benisch
    Posted Nov 28th 2017 9:37AM
    I've written before on choices Owner Operators have in purchasing "In-House" insurance coverage through their Motor Carrier, "Independent" insurance plans on their own or "Association" insurance programs. There's a new association program on the block
  • Amazon vs Uber
    Amazon vs Uber - Rethinking Logistics
    By Shelly Benisch
    Posted Oct 24th 2017 10:18AM
    The global logistics industry is worth $8.1 trillion which makes it a very attractive target. Two companies from outside the traditional trucking industry are aiming for a piece of this pie: Amazon & Uber. Although these two giants are new to the industry, they are determined to gain market share. How are they planning to do it? Check out this infographic to see.

  • Court Affirms Contingent Cargo Policy Limiting Coverage to the Amount Available Under Primary Policy
    By Shelly Benisch
    Posted Oct 18th 2017 2:27PM
    Check out the October 2017 SmithMooreLeatherwood Transportation Industry Newsletter on recent decision regarding important limitations to Broker Contingent Cargo policies.
  • ATA Chairman Kevin Burch on Fox & Friends
    By Shelly Benisch
    Posted Oct 12th 2017 10:04AM
    The American Trucking Association issued an ATA press release followed by a Fox & Friends interview of ATA Chairman and Jet Express Inc President, Kevin Burch, on President Trump's call for Tax Reform.
  • CIS Mohawk Coach Corey and Shelly
    CIS says GO OUTSIDE and PLAY Little Mohawks!
    By Shelly Benisch
    Posted Sep 1st 2017 10:57AM
    Introducing the Mohawks! CIS is proud to sponsor our first (adorable) baseball team for the 2017 Fall Ball season through the Northeast Ohio Youth Baseball League. They are truly a great group of boys with a wonderful team of coaching, and we're proud to be a part of it. Mom says she's just happy to see kids outside playing:)
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    Owner Operator update on Wal-Mart, Amazon, Google and Uber
    By Shelly Benisch
    Posted Aug 24th 2017 9:34AM
    Wal-Mart has partnered with Google Express to challenge Amazon
  • ATA video helps non-professionals see what professional Truckers can't see
    By Shelly Benisch
    Posted Aug 4th 2017 9:51AM
    This award winning video from ATA should be required viewing by all new drivers. Send this to your kids or any nonprofessional driver you care about to see what professional truck drivers see...and can't see.
  • Vision on HIghway
    Vision of more Owner Operator Health Insurance options through States
    By Shelly Benisch
    Posted Aug 2nd 2017 10:29AM
    Given the current ineptitude of our Senate and Congress, Obamacare is apparently destined to limp along indefinitely with few solid options for Independent Contractors. So what can the hard working Owner Operator hope for concerning the future of health insurance?
  • CIS Casino Night 2017
    Best Owner Operator Casino Night Yet!
    By Shelly Benisch
    Posted Jul 17th 2017 2:56PM
    Wow, what a great time!

    Over 350 Owner Operators, Motor Carriers and Vendors joined us for CIS Casino Night at the Expo in Lexington, KY last weekend. Over $7,000 in prizes were donated between rounds of blackjack, roulette, craps and texas hold'em.

    Check out the prizes that were drawn throughout the night: