Tommy’s Blog

Unrated & New Entrant Motor Carriers

My last blogs addressed the number of unrated motor carriers and if being unrated presented “safety” concerns for shippers and insurance providers. Craig Lack of Carrier Software found that 78% of businesses with motor carrier numbers (91X filings) are unrated and only 18% are rated as satisfactory.

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Tommy’s Blog – Unrated and New Entrant MCs – 4-1-14

Update on FMCSA’s Proposed Rules

Last week at the House Transportation Sub-Committee hearing, Anne Ferro, Administrator of the FMCSA, made a number of statements that give insight into the FMCSA’s position on upcoming Rule Makings.

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Tommy’s Blog -Update on FMCSA’s Proposed Rules 3-19-14

Unrated Motor Carriers

BLOG – UNRATED MOTOR CARRIERS – A CONCERN??

 A TRS designee and I had a conversation about unrated motor carriers and in the conversation he said that he has heard of insurance carriers and motor carriers who only want to do business with or provide insurance to a motor carrier rated “satisfactory” and are uncomfortable with an unrated motor carrier.  We both wondered what percentage of motor carriers are unrated and we both thought a lot – maybe 50%.  Before you read further, write down the number of motor carriers who have MC # (authority to haul processed goods in interstate commerce and have a 91X filing) that are unrated.

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Tommy’s Blog – Unrated Motor Carriers – 3-4-14

CSA 2014

 Blog by Tommy Ruke, The King Pin – Leading Expert in Truck Insurance

CSA 2014?

Thanks to MCIEF Honorary Member Rob Moseley, of Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP, for allowing us to share his recent article with our members. I’m sure you’ll find it very interesting and informative.

 

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Tommy’s Blog – CSA 2014

Non Owned Trailers

Denny Beecher of Interstate Insurance Management, Inc., who is a TRS Designee and contributor, sent a “white” paper that he allowed me to share. This additional discussion is based on his white paper and the previous blog, addressing not only the “protection” for the damage to the non-owned trailer but also the liability considerations.

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Tommy’s Blog – Non Owned Trailer

Rental Trailer Coverage

 Rental Trailer Coverage

Had a new member, Gary Waldych of Atlantic / Smith, Cropper & Deeley, who we welcome, ask me if the information he was giving to someone was correct.

Question he was asked – “Motor Carrier is leasing a trailer. Is damage to the leased trailer covered under Trailer Interchange coverage?” – He said no. I agree.

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Tommy’s Blog – Rental Trailer Coverage – 1-8-14

Helping Motor Carriers Track and Improve Their CSA Scores

 Helping Motor Carriers Track and Improve Their CSA Scores

The second Thursday of each month’s “Truck Stop” webinar, presented on 12/12/13, reviewed the need for providers of service to motor carriers to offer help with their insured’s CSA score. The full presentation is available at

http://transportationriskspecialist.com.

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Tommy’s Blog – Helping Motor Carriers Track and Improve Their CSA Scores – 12-13-13

Merry Christmas from the Pickle Man

 Happy holidays to one and all! May peace and calm be yours.

I visited my daughter and drove home yesterday. (A trucker’s day – 11 hours of driving from South Carolina back to “warmer” 86° Fort Myers) While driving I turned to the “Road Dog” channel of Sirius radio. (If you have Sirius, you need to listen to channel 128.)

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Tommy Ruke Blog – Happy Holidays

 

Derek Brooks

Derek Brooks

Chief Executive Manager derek.brooks@welove.com  | 336.516.9171

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Kyle Stevens
President kstevens@wssib.com  | 469.252.7875

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Landon Parnell

Executive Vice President lparnell@lp-risk.com  | 713-939-8585 Ext 503

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Kathy Schroeder

President
Kathy@sierraspecialty.com  | 559.256.6910

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Transportation Expert Joins XPT Partners

February 10, 2021

 

XPT Partners, a national specialty insurance distribution company, announced today the joining of excess transportation expert Alex Robles as Vice President and Senior Broker.  Alex will concentrate on excess transportation brokerage while also contributing to XPT’s National Transportation Practice Group.  Through XPT’s significant transportation platform and Alex’s expertise, nearly all commercial transportation coverages and classes of business can be provided to its retail agent & broker community.

With over 10 years of concentrated excess transportation experience, Alex began his insurance career working on a large excess transportation team.  Within 2 years Alex earned the title of broker, managing his own book of business. Alex’s most recent position was as Casualty Broker focused on the primary side of the business.  He also holds a Transportation Risk Specialist designation.

“A true transportation expert, Alex will be able to deliver unprecedented service and knowledge to clients through our in-house programs and brokerage markets.  We are committed to the growth of our brokerage team with our collaborative environment and the addition of top tier brokers while offering innovative products and a modern platform,” said Mark Smith, XPT Partners.

Alex is a Marine Corps and combat veteran who served for 4 years and was also part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Alex will be based in the Plano, Texas office.  Alex can be reached at 469.562.9898 or arobles@xptpartnersllc.com.

 

About XPT Transportation

XPT Transportation is a full-service general agency and surplus lines broker with a wide range of commercial transportation products available nationally to its retail agents through in-house binding contracts and brokerage markets. With a team of Transportation specialists now working together under the XPT flag, XPT Transportation sets itself apart with unrivaled technical knowledge, decades of experience and long-term, solid market relationships.

Contacts: Derek Brooks 336.516.9171 or derek.brooks@welove.com and Steven Vallejo 646.927.2750 or svallejo@svaunderwriting.com.

 

About XPT Partners

XPT Partners focuses on commercial P&C Brokerage, Binding and Transportation by bringing together Wholesale Broking and multiple Binding Authority platforms across many specialty lines. XPT Partners stands apart by delivering expertise, market access, new product development and exclusive service offerings to client agencies through a collaborative partnership culture. www.xptspecialty.com

Contact: Mark Smith 917.843.1243 or msmith@xptspecialty.com