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CSA has changed the face of the transportation industry in many ways, and the ramifications are still becoming clear as new rulings and revised legislation come into effect. A number of changes have been observed. We summarize them below. Inspections have increased in intensity in many states. Both the frequency and thoroughness of the inspections […]

Though under discussion for some time, the proposed FMCSA Safety Fitness Determination rule now appears unlikely to come to fruition in 2014. This as a result of reprioritizing, with a rule raising the minimum amount of liability insurance for carriers rising to the top. The FMCSA has advanced the projected date of publication for this rule […]

One transportation accident can put your company out of business. Your defense needs a clear understanding of negligence and the differences between vicarious liability and negligent hiring/entrustment. Join us for this complimentary webinar and learn how to identify negligent hiring and gross negligence and protect your business against them. Subject matter expert Doug Marcello explains: What […]

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently announced a proposal that would require interstate commercial truck and bus companies to implement Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) in their vehicles. This proposal aims to improve compliance with the safety rules that govern the number of hours a driver can work and strongly ties in with hours […]

The FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) published in February its proposed rule for establishment of a driver database of those who have failed or refused a drug test — dubbed the Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. The agency is accepting public comment on the proposal until April 21. Under the proposed rule, […]

Encompass Risk Solutions, Inc. is proud to announce a new, complimentary, educational webinar series. Our webinars will focus on a variety of topics that are crucial to success operation of a transportation company, including CSA, HOS, DOL, EOBR, PPACA, IRS, O/O, and more. Look for our first webinar in April, and contact us with any […]

ERS has over 100 years combined experience in creating risk management and insurance solutions to the transportation industry. We recognize that the transportation industry is a low margin business. We eliminate the pretense and consistently search for solutions to cut your costs while increasing your coverage. We also understand that the key to driving down […]