March 12, 2020 Part I - Vol 133 No 134

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This month we are going to feature articles on Coronavirus, Why is Truck insurance so high and What is going on with AB5.

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It seems to be a trend not only in the U.S., but around the world, for there to be a flurry of protests and walk-outs. Strike activity in the U.S., for example, is at the highest level in several years, after many years of extremely low levels of such activities. But now we seem to have a similar trend in often spontaneous walk-outs in even non-union plants in the U.S....
* Bonus AB5 Article *

Truckers Take Notice the House endorses adopting California AB5 provisions at Federal level!

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation similar to California’s AB5 law in that it requires employers to prove that independent contractors used in conducting business should not be classified as employees. The controversial California law, as applied to the trucking industry, is currently under an injunction imposed by a U.S. District Court judge that prohibits its enforcement.   READ MORE

Coronavirus Will Test Supply Chain Partnerships

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is not only a health crisis impacting daily life for individuals but has led to cascading supply chain disruptions, especially in Asia. Shippers and transportation providers are pressured to anticipate the impacts of the outbreak in North America with vital data changing every day. While the possible long-term impacts of the virus on supply chains are unclear, companies have to make decisions today on how to adjust to this disruption. ...
Why does Your Truck Liability Insurance Cost So Much – Because You could be a Part of The Problem – it could Your Own Fault

$54 Million Negligent Hiring Verdict Upheld

An Illinois state appellate court has upheld a multi-million-dollar negligent hiring verdict involving an extremely dangerous truck driver. The Cook County jury awarded the plaintiffs more than $19 million in compensatory damages, and $35 million in punitive damages owing to “willful and wanton” conduct by the driver’s employer.. ...
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