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Risky Business

  • Featured Story
    Are you a Courier or an Expediter?
    By Shelly Benisch
    Posted Jul 23rd 2018 10:47AM
    The number of people dabbling in Amazon Last Mile Delivery has thrown a bit of a wrench in the insurance underwriting of smaller vehicles making “for hire” deliveries.
  • Understanding Owner Operator Motor Truck Cargo Insurance - and Who's Carmack?
    By Shelly Benisch
    Posted Jul 13th 2018 10:01AM
    ' if something goes wrong, who IS responsible for all that stuff I'm hauling in the back of my truck?'

  •  Owner Operator General Liability
    Understanding Owner Operator Truck General Liability
    By Shelly Benisch
    Posted May 10th 2018 12:30PM
    So Picture This: You've advertised for a driver (using a logo your creative nephew designed) and as the new driver is making his delivery...
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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