Meet Acuity's Trucking Specialist: Cliff Johnson
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Posted by Cliff J. on November 17, 2015 in Trucker Focus

Here at Acuity, we understand truckers and the trucking industry. It is a key focus of ours. If it wasn’t, I wouldn’t be here. I am Cliff Johnson, Trucking Business Segment Specialist at Acuity.

 

I bring over 29 years of trucking industry experience to Acuity. I have managed safety operations at transportation companies and have also owned and managed my own commercial motor vehicle fleet. My trucking career began in the 1980s, hauling logs for paper mills and fuel for electrical generation power plants in northern Wisconsin. While still working in the industry, I enrolled at UW-Stout, where I earned my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business risk control. Upon graduation, I joined Great West Casualty Company in the insurer’s loss control department, where I served trucking clients throughout the continental 48 states.

 

Simply Acuity provides me the ability to reach out to truckers and help provide education on important issues affecting the industry. In my  blog posts, I will be touching on many different trucking topics,  including safety tips, industry updates, loss control information, trucking business best practices, and fun posts about the industry.

 

My main goal at Acuity is to help you, the trucking customer, better understand the insurance industry and help shape our insurance products to best meet your needs. I am excited for this opportunity. With over 29 years in the transportation sector, as both a company driver and as owner and manager of a trucking company, I have first-hand experience that helps me understand truckers’ concerns, detailed knowledge of transportation regulations, and a background in insurance loss control to help answer any questions that arise. If you have any questions for me about Acuity, or if there is a topic you would like me to address in my monthly Ask a Trucking Specialist column, please email me at cliff.johnson@acuity.com.

 

Acuity’s commitment to trucking goes well beyond the educational topics I will be writing about. We offer a wide range of insurance products, services, and resources that are customized to meet the needs of today’s truckers. Acuity is also active in trucking associations and encourages dialogue among the trucking community via our InGear Facebook page

Cliff J. is our Trucking guru
I bring over 30 years of trucking industry experience to Acuity. I worked my way up from driving to managing the safety operations of a transportation company, culminating in owning and managing my own regional trucking company. My main goal at Acuity is to help you, the motor carrier, the owner/operator and the driver better understand the insurance industry and help shape Acuity’s products and services to better meet your needs. I regularly provide ongoing trucking training to Acuity employees to help them understand the unique needs of those in the trucking/transportation industry. With over 30 years in the transportation sector, as both a company driver and as owner and manager of a trucking company, I have first-hand experience that helps me understand the challenges truckers’ face, and detailed knowledge of transportation regulations. My experience coupled with a background in insurance loss control can help answer and provide solutions to any issues that may arise.


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Posted By: Cliff J. on March 1, 2019 in Trucker Focus
With the Electronic Logging Device rule in effect for just over two years, I am still receiving questions about personal conveyance and how drivers can utilize it. As an example, a friend of mine was taking his 10-hour rest break, but the parking spot he was originally in was only a 6-hour spot.
Posted By: Cliff J. on January 22, 2019 in Trucker Focus
In my role helping motor carriers with their needs, I often find myself in conversations about struggles with roadside inspections. When I ask how these inspections affect their business operations, things like insurance, customers, brokers, and driver recruitment/retention don't always make their lists, but they are all impacted.
Posted By: Cliff J. on December 5, 2018 in Trucker Focus
Are you considering updating your company's heavy trucks and trailers and, if so, what factors do you use to make these decisions? One thing is certain, there is no right or wrong answer, as a crop farmer’s needs will be completely different than a regional general freight motor carrier.