Friday Short Haul - Shippers Of Choice, Insurance Rates, Wheel Spikes, WIT Award

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DaveW's Comment
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In this Friday Short Haul top shippers are named, insurance rates increase, wheel spikes are questioned and Women in Trucking seeks candidates.

Friday Short Haul - Shippers of Choice, insurance rates, wheel spikes, WIT award

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Rick S.'s Comment
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Found the Wheel Spikes story funny.

Call TOTAL BS on "spikes shredded her husbands tires". They're not the spikes on gladiators chariot wheels. 95% of them ARE plastic and will fly off on contact with a solid object.

They're decorative, I find them kinda dumb myself - but to each his own. Not sure how you check wheel lug tightness with spikes on the wheels - but what do I know.

As far as Insurance goes - Required Trucking Liability insurance (1 Mil coverage) has always been pretty high - and ALL insurance (cars too) have been on the rise throughout the last decade (even with a clean license). Those number apply to smaller companies (typically), as most larger ones self-insure, or are group/pool insurance - as they aren't likely to be paying $10K per truck annually for insurance - though certainly - safety features in trucks (and cars) will lower insurance rates as effectiveness is proven.

Rick

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Old School's Comment
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Call TOTAL BS on "spikes shredded her husbands tires". They're not the spikes on gladiators chariot wheels. 95% of them ARE plastic and will fly off on contact with a solid object.

What a joke! It sounds like that husband was out somewhere doing something he didn't want the wife to know about. He got his tires shredded, but had to come up with a crazy alibi to keep her from being wise to him. There's no way that could possibly happen.

PackRat's Comment
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All the trucks I’ve seen have mirrors that stick out further than any lug nut covers. Regardless, if he got that close to any truck, I’d blame the four wheeler. As OS wrote, this is another made up story, and now another family has a terrible view of truckers for no reason. So it goes.....

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