Resource & Coverage Analysis

Update: Acceptance of NAS Recommendations for FMCSA

Updated PDF that is a worth while read to understand the new opinions and recommendations for the FMCSA. Click the link to read more!

NAS Recommendations to FMCSA and Research Activities

2015: Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts

This article is a must read, the content and information that it provides is crucial for better driving and awareness of the road. Click the link to read more!

2015 Important Crash Facts!



FMCSA Should Accept NAS Recommendations for CSA Transport Topics

Transport Topics: FMCSA NAS Recommendations

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Canal Insurance: Broker of Record Guidelines

At our General Agent Partners Meeting, Dave Pauly and the Senior Management Team released several updates on new policies and procedures. This eBlast is one of a series that will cover the topics discussed, answering many of the questions posed during the meeting.  The following points outline what is required for a BOR/AOR letter to be considered acceptable, how Canal accepts that letter, and other requirements for current and future accounts with Canal.

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Cost of Congestion to the Trucking Industry


Trucks transported nearly 10 billion tons of freight representing over two-thirds (68.8 percent) of total domestic tonnage shipped1, and traveled more than 279 billion miles on the nation’s roadway network in 2014.2 Due to the critical role of safe and reliable truck movements in sustainable economic growth, it is essential to continually monitor and evaluate the efficiency of the national roadway system. A key impediment to nimble supply chains is the level of traffic congestion experienced on U.S. roadways, and the subsequent costs that are incurred due to this congestion.

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This form must be filed electronically by all for-hire motor carriers and private motor carriers operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs), brokers, freight forwarders, hazardous materials safety permit applicants, cargo tank facilities, and intermodal equipment providers operating in interstate or foreign commerce. A new applicant must file the Form MCSA-1 before beginning operations. In addition, all for-hire motor carriers, brokers and freight forwarders must file this form electronically to notify the Agency of a transfer of operating authority registration and provide a copy of the operating authority registration being transferred. All supplemental documents should be scanned and uploaded as appropriate. A transferee of operating authority registration must complete the entire Form MCSA-1 to obtain a USDOT Number if it does not currently have one. All entities must use this form to update their information as required.

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Secrets of Better Fuel Economy

Understanding Fuel Economy

The importance of fuel economy to the successful operation of a trucking company cannot be understated. Fuel is one of the largest variable costs in a trucking venture, and, while no trucking operation can control the cost of fuel, it has at least some control over the amount or rate of consumption.

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Secrets of Better Fuel Economy


Mirrors Make A Difference

 LARGE TRUCK AND BUS CRASH FACTS 2010; August 2012 Analysis Division Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration This report contains information on drivers of large trucks in fatal, injury, and property damage only crashes and on people killed or injured in large truck crashes. It is important to note that the number of large truck drivers in crashes is not exactly equal to the number of large trucks in crashes, because no driver information is provided for some crashes.

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TVE Mirror Check Station

Obtaining A New DOT Number

A question that has been posed to me by a number of agents in the past few weeks – “My insured is having difficulty obtaining loads because of their high CSA score, so they are thinking about getting (or have gotten) a new DOT# under a different name – Is this a good idea?”

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