Workers Comp

Business, Safety, Perspective

Perspective: Workers’ Comp in the COVID-19 Era

Trucking companies that were handling workers’ compensation claims before the coronavirus pandemic may find resolution of these claims stalled for reasons that have nothing to do with the worker’s injury, says Lori Ilgenfritz of Gallagher Bassett.

Lori Ilgenfritz |  Account Principal, Transportation Practice at Gallagher Bassett
June 16, 2020
Business, Safety

Lines 'Blurred' Between Longhaul, Local Drivers With Reclassified Workers’ Comp Code, Industry Expert Says

An insurance form In the past, the National Council on Compensation Insurance used a split code between long haul and local drivers, but now it uses one code. (istock)

The National Council on Compensation Insurance last year reclassified workers’ compensation codes for motor carriers, a move that somewhat “blurred the lines” between over-the-road truck drivers and the city-local drivers who are home every night, said Sam Tucker, CEO of Carrier Risk Solutions.

May 8, 2019
Business, Equipment, Safety

Truck Drivers: Employees or Independent Contractors? It Matters for Workers’ Comp

Driver climbs out of back of truck A trucker enters a trailer, one of the risks drivers take often. (Risk Administration Services via YouTube)

Whether truck drivers are classified as employees or independent contractors is becoming an increasingly difficult challenge for many motor carriers when it comes to workers’ compensation and other insurance coverages, industry experts said.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Features Editor
May 8, 2019
Business, Equipment, Safety

Aging Driver Workforce Increases Workers' Compensation Risks for Fleets, Experts Say

Driver exits his cab A trucker exits his cab. Getting in and out of a truck is one of many ways a driver can get injured on the job. (Quincy Smith via YouTube)

An aging workforce of drivers is elevating the risk of workers’ compensation claims for fleets even as trucking companies are seeing stable or even lower premiums for workers’ compensation insurance, industry experts said.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Features Editor
May 8, 2019

Central Freight Lines Settles Workers Comp Lawsuit

Central Freight Lines

Central Freight Lines and Trendsetter HR have settled a lawsuit over workers’ compensation, ending a three-year dispute.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
September 9, 2016
Perspective, Business

Opinion: Workers’ Comp Strategies for Trucking

It seems no good deed goes unpunished for the trucking industry. After climbing out of the bottom of the recession, demand for transporting goods is finally on the rise, and the industry is as steady as it has been in years. While this is encouraging, the rise in demand brings its own set of problems.

August 4, 2014