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Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse ANNUAL Queries Coming Due

Post Date: November 24, 2020

Have you completed “annual queries” on your current drivers? These are due by January 5th, 2021. By now, most of the industry is familiar with the required full query. However, as you may have seen in…

Trucking Companies Turn to Captives to Control Rising Insurance Costs

Post Date: September 29, 2020

As we move into the final months of 2020, the pressures put on organizations across the country have increased, particularly for trucking companies.  Never mind COVID-19, civil unrest, and the interesting dynamics a presidential election…

2020 Trucking Survey on Compensation & Benefits

Post Date: September 15, 2020

For more than 10 years Cottingham & Butler has conducted an annual benchmarking survey of Employee Compensation and Benefits specific to the Trucking industry. We provide two separate survey results – one specific to all…

2 Tips to Lower Auto Liability Costs in Owner Operator Fleets

Post Date: September 15, 2020

The average trucker’s auto liability premiums are increasing by 9.6%1.  Why?  Several insurers are exiting the marketplace due to bad losses.  The insurers that remain are raising rates to outpace rising claim costs.  As a…

Commercial Auto and Excess Outlook

Post Date: September 15, 2020

The marketplace for commercial auto and excess insurance for trucking companies and businesses with heavy fleet exposures has been hardening rapidly over the past two to three years.  Unfortunately, for companies with those exposures, the…