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TN Truck Thought Podcast Episode 18

posted by TrueNorth Transportation on Thursday, April 4, 2024

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Truck Crashes – Preventing the Preventable

All motor carriers unfortunately deal with the concern of crashes and how to prevent them. Industry can sometimes be challenged with how best to assess preventability when evaluating crashes, and some wonder whether they even should be making these assessments given the litigious environment in trucking today. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has understood the value and necessity of preventability by establishing its Crash Preventability Determination Program and through its safety rating process. Bert Mayo and David O’Neal join the TN Truck Thought Podcast to discuss preventability from a safety, government, and insurance standpoint.

Topics include:

  • Defining preventability
  • What carriers need to consider when looking at determining preventability
  • Defensive Driving
  • Why do carriers make preventability determinations
  • Motor Carrier approaches in making preventability determinations and what information to consider using
  • When carriers should consider using committees in evaluating crashes
  • How do insurers look at crashes, preventability, and risk exposure
  • How to approach dealing with the driver in assessing preventability
  • The Government’s role in preventability and how its Crash Preventability Determination Program works

Industry specialists featured:

  • Host, P. Sean Garney, Co-Director at Scopelitis Transportation Consulting
  • Co-Host, Steve Keppler, Co-Director at Scopelitis Transportation Consulting
  • Guest, Bert Mayo, Vice President of Risk Solutions at TrueNorth Companies
  • Guest, David O’Neal, Senior Associate at Scopelitis Transportation Consulting

About the TN Truck Thought Podcast​

The TN Truck Thought podcast keeps transportation leaders of today and tomorrow in the know on the hottest industry trends. Our specialists get to the bottom of challenging, and sometimes controversial, transportation topics to offer insight and predictions.

The TN Truck Thought podcast is hosted by Sean Garney of Scopelitis Transportation Consulting and produced by TrueNorth Companies.

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