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Donald Jerrell

Recent Posts by Donald Jerrell:

So You Had a Trucking Accident: Who Needs to be Ready to Respond?

DON JERRELL
HNI Associate Vice President

Companies train their drivers, employees, and managers on safety, all with the goal of preventing a trucking accident. But the fact is, claims do and will occur. And when they do, you better be ready.

Topics: Transportation

Medical Cards for Drivers: What Carriers Really Think

DON JERRELL
HNI Associate Vice President

At our recent FMCSA and Wisconsin State Patrol Update, we had some lively Q&A on the requirements for medical cards for drivers.

Topics: Transportation Safety / Compliance

Don't Get Caught in Personal Conveyance Traps

DON JERRELL
HNI Associate Vice President

For our transportation specialists at HNI, this is one of our favorite times of the year, and it has nothing to do with World Series baseball (Royals heartbreak!) or (epic amounts of leftover) Halloween candy.

Topics: Transportation Safety / Compliance

BREAKING NEWS: Motor Carriers Can Expect No Change in Minimum Insurance... For Now

DON JERRELL
HNI Associate Vice President

Contrary to what some trucking trade publications are saying, it appears that rulemaking requirement and increase in minimum levels of financial responsibility (aka insurance) will not be happening within the next year.

Topics: Transportation

Adjudicated Citations Finally Reflected in CSA Scores

DON JERRELL
Associate Vice President

Topics: Transportation

BREAKING NEWS: Ignore Rumors of 34-Hour Restart Suspension

DON JERRELL
Associate Vice President

The driver rumor mill and some social media sites are telling drivers that the 34-hour restart has been suspended for one year.

Topics: Transportation

Get Ready for Annual CVSA Roadside Inspection Blitz June 3-5

DON JERRELL
Associate Vice President

It's time again for the annual roadside inspection blitz!

Topics: Transportation

What Motor Carriers Need to Know About the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners

DON JERRELL
Associate Vice President 

After May 21, interstate truck drivers only will be able to get official DOT physicals from medical professionals on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.

Topics: Transportation

Negligent Driver Hiring Can Bite You in the Butt

DON JERRELL
HNI Associate Vice President

With the ever-growing driver shortage looming, many motor carriers are lowering their hiring standards to fill their empty trucks.  No company wants to turn down a job because they don’t have drivers to service the account.  But while companies to some extent are at the mercy of supply and demand, carriers have to keep the potential for negligent hiring lawsuits top of mind.

Topics: Transportation

How the Best Drivers Respond at the Scene of an Accident

DON JERRELL
Associate Vice President

We’ve found that most transportation companies offer little to no training for drivers on what to do after an accident occurs. Training typically focuses on preventing accidents (which is clearly important). But stopping there leaves out a critical component.

Topics: Transportation