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  • Speeding is a factor in 31% of all fatal crashes

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  • General Liability FAQ

    G eneral Liability Insurance FAQs
    Q:   What is the difference between General Liability and Primary Liability Insurance?
    A:  Primary Liability covers damage done to other people or property resulting from use of your truck.
    General Liability protects your business from lawsuit and litigation resulting from damages caused by your business’ day-to-day operations.
    Q:   Does General Liability Insurance cover my losses?
    A:  No, this policy is for liability only. It is intended to protect other people and property. With this policy your trucking business is protected from: people injuring themselves on your property or equipment, actions of drivers while representing your company on the premises of others, loading docks, truck stops, etc.
    Q:   Can you give an example of a General Liability Insurance claim?
    A:  You deliver a load of colored pellets to a company and put them in the wrong bin. When the bin is run through a machine, the wrong color pellets destroy the line of product. General Liability Insurance covers you in this situation.


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    Thomas Wilson Group, LLC  




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  • E-log Mandate Moves to Whitehouse

    7/31/2015
    E-log mandate moves to White House for review

    A final rule that would mandate the use of electronic logging devices in all commercial trucks has made its way to the White House for final review.

    If approved by the Office of Management and Budget, publication of the rule in the Federal Register could happen as soon as Sept. 30.The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration sent the rule to OMB on Thursday, July 30, for a cost-benefit review.

    In addition to mandating e-logs, the rule will also establish minimum performance and design standards for the logging devices; requirements on supporting documents drivers have to retain; and measures to address concerns about harassment resulting from the mandatory use of the devices.

    Even if the final rule is published as expected at the end of September, implementation would likely take two to three years to phase in. In that time, the agency may have petitions for reconsideration and even legal challenges to fight the mandate.




    Todd E. Smith, President          

    Thomas Wilson Group, LLC  




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  • Swift, nation’s third-largest fleet, implementing driver-facing, forward-facing cameras in all trucks

    Swift, nation’s third-largest fleet, implementing driver-facing, forward-facing cameras in all trucks

    | April 24, 2015
    Swift opted for Lytx DriveCam as its in-cab camera provider.
    Swift opted for Lytx DriveCam as its in-cab camera provider.
    Swift, the U.S.’ third largest carrier (CCJ Top 250), will be outfitting its more than 6,000 company-owned trucks with Lytx DriveCam systems, which include forward-facing and driver-facing cameras that record and upload video clips before and after events like hard braking and swerving.
    12-swift 4 odThe announcement came via an internal video message pushed out to drivers this week, featuring Swift President and CEO Richard Stocking notifying drivers of the change and telling them the cameras will be used as “an in-cab coach.”
    “This tool helps correct any at-risk driving behaviors you might not be aware of,” Stocking says in the video message. “Many of these bad habits are done unconsciously, and having video will help identify and improve them.”
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    How truck-based cameras are capturing evidence that affects safety and privacy on the road. 
    The cameras will not be used to watch or monitor drivers in real-time, Stocking says, and will only upload recordings of safety critical events and the 10 seconds before and after.
    Stocking also says the cameras can help drivers avoid blame for crashes that are not their fault.
    Implementation will begin next month, Stocking says, starting with the company’s dedicated dry, central dedicated and refrigerated dedicated segments. Full implementation will be done toward the end of next year .




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    Thomas Wilson Group, LLC