All my Owner Operators are insured because I have an MC number
Small Motor Carriers continue to grow with the help of Independent Contractors (Owner Operators), which is wonderful. But there appears to be confusion on what it means to have an MC number regarding the 91X and MCS90...
Avoiding an Accident
"The best way to to protect yourself from an accident is to avoid one"...sound familiar? It makes simple sense, and we've all heard it before. As professional drivers, you know better than anyone how crazy it can be out there.
The "Multi Motor Carrier" discussion
Bad drivers, poor roads, construction challenges and weather conditions can make avoiding an accident even more difficult.
The relationship between the Motor Carrier and the Owner Operator as an "Independent Contractor" is the standard in the Expediting Industry. There are very few "Employee Drivers" in Expediting. The Great Recession has been a period with calls of desperation from many Owner Operators.
Goodbye Beano Guy
I received some emails this week that weren’t insurance related....which was fun. Folks noticed my new logo and wanted to know what happened to my CIS Beano Guy cartoon. Well, after much deliberation...I’ve determined it’s time to retire the Beano Guy. (Actually after much razzing from Sean Masters with Expediters Online!)
Winners of CIS/Progressive Driver's Choice Award & $2,000 Cash Drawing at Expedite Expo
How to plan to succeed in Expediting
Wow, what a fun time at the Expedite Expo! I do believe it was the best yet, and is sure to grow next year. Along with the trade show exhibits of Motor Carriers, Truck Manufacturers and other Vendors, the Expo provides a format to communicate with one another through workshops and fun evening events.
What's the difference?
Today I thought I'd write about how to "Plan to Succeed". The key to success in any business may not be simple but there are a few things most successful business owners will agree...Make a plan and plan to work...and a lot. In order to make a good plan you will need to do your homework. Get all the information you can and from as many reputable sources as possible. The more you know, the better prepared you will be to meet the unique challenges in our industry.
What's the difference between the inhouse motor carrier's Insurance plan and one of my own?
How to spend less on insurance
I thought I'd follow up today on my last blog to help everyone understand the main differences between the insurance plan that is offered to you through your Motor Carrier, or "in house" plan, versus one that you buy on your own
Hi Everyone, Let’s explore the number one question we get everyday; how can I spend less on my insurance? The answers can vary but there are a few points that can be useful to all Expediters.
What's my credit got to do with it?
We’ll deal with "leased on" owner operators first.
A common question that comes up when we explain that your "insurance credit score" comes into play on all insurance now. The first response from everyone is, "What’s my credit got to do with it?"
Why is my buddy saving more than me?
The reality is, our credit rating is directly involved in so many parts of our lives.
Hi Everyone, here's a call I get at least once a week....
"Hey Shelly, How come I only saved $1,100 a year on my insurance when you saved my buddy Stan over $2,300?”
Wow what a loaded question, how do I answer this without getting between friends and stay out of hot water on the legal front. That darn privacy law stuff...