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The Insurance Zone - New Technology Can Help You in an Insurance Claim

We all know technological advances help improve our lives every day. Everyone has a smart phone or tablet now. How ...

The Insurance Zone - 'Hired Auto' is not 'Cargo'

When you see 'Hired Auto' on a Certificate of Liability, it means that there is 'backup' coverage for that Motor Carrier if ...

The Insurance Zone - The Devil is in the Details

Confusion continues regarding how and when an Owner Operator’s policy “triggers” and pays when the Owner Op provides his own Primary Commercial Auto Liability and Cargo as utilized in the “Multi” insurance model. ... Full story

Owner Operator: Time is Your Biggest Asset

The owner-operator has to look at “time off” differently than the company driver. If a company driver takes a week off, he loses only the opportunity to make a weekly paycheck. ... Full story

The Insurance Zone: How can VOI help YOU?

In last month’s Expedite Now and in my Risky Business Blog on ExpeditersOnline.com, I wrote about “What is VOI?” TEANA’s new “Verification of Insurance” Certification is for Motor Carriers. So how can it help Owner Ops? ... Full story

The Insurance Zone - Insurance Verifications Tightening Up

TEANA, The Expediting Association of North America, is issuing a “Best Practices Verification of Insurance” recommendation for Motor Carriers. ... Full story

Reading the Fine Print – Understanding Your Lease

Navigating a lease contract for the new owner operator can be like tap dancing in a minefield and can ultimately make or break a new business. Realizing this, the FMCSA has addressed leases in the regulations to protect both parties. Knowing the terminology is first. ... Full story

The Insurance Zone - What is the True Value of your Truck Insurance?

Is your Truck Insurance something you feel like you buy just because you have to? ... Full story

Try Hours Expedited Services, Incorporated Expands Fleet Size and Service Areas

Try Hours Expedited Services, Inc., Maumee, Ohio, is a family run company specializing in premium ground expedite services. Established in 1989 by Tim Wojkiewicz, Try Hours Expedited Services has grown exponentially over the last 20+ years to include cargo vans, straight and semi trucks to provide for any sized expedite loads. To further serve their customer and owner operator’s needs, Try Hours has expanded with Regional Fleets and more West Coast runs. ... Full story

The Insurance Zone - Custom Expedite Units Require Custom Claims Service

You already know you have a customized piece of equipment in your Expediting unit. It’s safe to say an Expediting Straight Truck is not your typical Ryder, and an Expediting Sprinter or Cargo Van is not your typical family outing vehicle. ... Full story

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Phil Madsen

Phil Madsen

Phil Madsen is a full-time expediter and owner-operator who drives team with his wife Diane. They left their white-collar professions in 2003 to become expediters. They love it and aren't looking back.