First... let's kill all the lawyers [Shakespeare]

Insurance claims for big rigs have skyrocketed taking carrier insurance costs with them.  In 18 months, the average accident claim has risen from $23 to $44 million. (Blame the lawyers – hence the heading) Insurance used to cost ~8.4 ¢ per mile in 2018.  Last year carriers received “double digit increases” and this year expect more of the same…and that is the carriers where safety is a priority.    
 
One piece of good news:  A federal judge halted California’s attempt to regulate trucking companies’ use of independent drivers under the state’s new “gig economy” law, extending a temporary bar on enforcement of the measure while an industry challenge plays out in court.
 
We are looking for a senior support person to continue our tradition of great service to our customers.  This is a work-from-home position that offers a lot of flexibility…The ideal candidate will have supply-chain experience, be technically good.