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Why You Need Separate Motor Carriers and Brokerage Corporate Entities

Monday, July 25, 2016

Insurance companies typically ask if your Motor Carrier and Brokerage Authorities are set up as separate entities.

The reason separate entities are important comes down to litigation issues. Under the same entity, the Motor Carrier could be found liable for the operations of the Brokerage. Law and insurance professionals are always considering the events of a loss.

• Claimants going after the “Deepest Pocket”

• Courts Don’t Hesitate to Impose Motor Carrier Liability

Separate entities for Brokerage and Motor Carrier Authorities is a best practice.

At Dawson Transportation Services, we help our logistics companies properly protect all aspects of their operation. We’d be happy to review your current program at any time.

Workers Compensation Exposure for Drivers Working Outside of Ohio

Friday, July 15, 2016
1. If you are a trucking company based in Ohio, do your employees drive or work outside of Ohio?

2. Do you have an understanding of how Senate Bill 334 in 2008 changed how the Ohio BWC adjudicates injuries to Ohio based employees incurred in other states?

3. Are you aware the Ohio BWC as of 3/1/16 is offering a Workers Compensation policy for exposures outside the state of Ohio to eligible trucking companies?

If you answered Yes to question 1 and No to questions 2 and 3, please contact us if you would like to discuss this issue further.

We recently met with Kendra DePaul, Other States Coverage Manager for the BWC to get a better understanding of how this coverage applies to Ohio based trucking operations.

We are here to assist you.

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