AP Blog

By Jason Wissmiller, 08/11/2020
We often receive phone calls from clients and prospects asking for a general liability policy to satisfy an insurance requirement in a contract, such as an airport lease. Like most insurance products, clients buy an aviation general liability policy with little knowledge of what the policy actually covers. In...
Read more...

By Mark Holt, 08/03/2020
N-95 masks have been the subject of increased focus by OSHA. These masks were originally designed for industrial use in sectors such as mining, construction, painting and manufacturing. Designed to filter out airborne particulates, they have a logical place in the healthcare setting to control airborne diseases...
Read more...

By Trevor Gilstrap, 07/29/2020
Fracking is a method that has been in use for decades but has become the hot buzz word in recent years, and is the alleged cause of everything from tainted water to silicosis. Regardless of your opinion on these growing allegations, these types of lawsuits from upset citizens are increasing throughout the...
Read more...

By Chris Pavone, 07/28/2020
Trucking’s role in keeping goods, materials and the economy rolling during the global pandemic has been nothing short of phenomenal and will certainly play a role in re-establishing “normal” supply lines depleted by hoarding households and profiteering resellers. Hopefully, everyone in the...
Read more...

Growing rates of healthcare workers are experiencing physical and psychological injury as a result of workplace violence related to resident care. A staggering 95% of healthcare workers have reported exposure to aggression. However, research has found that workplace violence is underreported, signifying that...
Read more...

07/15/2020
When setting up a flying club, or managing an existing flying club, there are several things you can do to make yourself more attractive to an underwriter. By making yourself more desirable to an underwriter, you can maximize your coverage and minimize the premiums you pay. Here are our Top 10 Flying Club...
Read more...

By Nathanael Alexander, Esq., 07/14/2020
On July 8, 2020, by a vote of 7-2, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) in their Little Sisters of the Poor decision upheld Trump administration rules permitting employers to decline contraceptive coverage (including preventative health services, birth control pills, IUDs, etc.) on the basis of...
Read more...

By Nathanael Alexander, Esq., 07/08/2020
On June 15, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) held in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 bars an employer from firing an individual merely for being gay or transgender. In its ruling, the Court noted that it is “impossible to discriminate...
Read more...

By Gina Ekstam, 07/08/2020
Agribusiness worksites, shared worker housing, and shared worker vehicles present unique challenges for preventing and controlling the spread of COVID-19. Joint guidance by the CDC and DOL provides a template that employers can adapt to protect their workers. Through thoughtful planning, it is possible to...
Read more...

By Nathanael Alexander, Esq., 07/02/2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, countless employees with young children have opted to utilize the time off provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) in order to provide care to their children in lieu of school and day care center closures nationwide. Now that schools are closed and a vast...
Read more...

CSA Crash Scores Update
06/23/2020

Great news for motor carriers - the FMCSA’s Crash Preventability Determination Program (CPDP) will be pulling “Not Preventable Crashes” out of your CSA scores!  Motor carriers participating in the CPDP will see their Safety Measurement System (SMS) information change within 60 days after the agency’s determinations.  

The FMCSA will continue to list all crashes on the SMS website, however, crashes determined to be “Not Preventable” through the CPDP will appear in a separate table titled, “Reviewed - Not Preventable Crashes.”  In addition, crashes found to be “Not Preventable” by the CPDP will not be included in the carrier's Crash Indicator Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Category (BASIC) measure and percentile.

Do you have a “Not Preventable Crash?”  Here are the eligibility guidelines for the 16 crash types.  These include:

  • Animal Strikes
  • Hit While Parked or Stopped
  • Crossing the Center Line

At AssuredPartners Transportation, we recommend all motor carriers take the time to DataQ all eligible crashes.  We are focused on improving our clients’ Safety Event Grouping.  To learn what you can do to help improve your safety program, contact our team of transportation specialists.

Source: FMCSA