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Posted in: April, 2019

Workers’ Comp Update: Asleep at the Wheel. On the Clock. But did the injury arise out of the employment?

It is common for claimants to request workers’ compensation benefits after being involved in motor vehicle accidents. As in all claims, the motor vehicle accident must “arise out of” the employment to be found compensable. Motor vehicle accidents that happen on public roadways may be found to arise out of the employment subject to the […]

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Who the heck insures what? Insurance under owner operator leases

With qualified drivers getting tougher to find, more and more carriers are turning to independent contractors to haul their loads.  Contractors, using their own equipment, “lease on” to the carrier and run under its authority. While this arrangement is common practice, it is chock full of risks if done improperly.  Among other things, Federal Motor […]

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Virginia Truck Fleet Safety Awards

The Virginia Trucking Association presented its 2019 Safety Awards on April 3rd during its Annual VTA Safety and Human Resources Conference, held at the UVA Inn at Darden in Charlottesville, VA. The safety awards are generously sponsored by Nansemond Insurance Agency of Suffolk, VA. J.D. Newman, Inc. of Elkwood, VA was presented the 2019 Grand […]

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Deadline Approaching for Fleets Using Automatic On-Board Recording Devices

By December 16, 2019, motor carriers who were granted a 2-year extension on the electronic logging devices (ELDs) mandate because they were using an Automatic On-Board Recording Devices (AOBRD) will be required to transition their AOBRDs to ELDs. With the deadline quickly approaching, it is important for carriers to assess their current situations to determine […]

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