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Avoiding Nuclear Verdicts by Improving Operational Safety & Compliance in Trucking: Wrap Up and Additional Resources
This is the sixth and final edition in a series of articles on how motor carriers can help avoid claims, including those that result in nuclear verdicts, by implementing and adhering to a strong safety & compliance program.
Do you dread loss control visits? Do you even know what loss control does? This video explains how Acuity’s loss control reps can help you become a safer and more successful business! We promise you, there’s nothing to be afraid of.
Imagine if your construction superintendent was involved in a car accident while traveling between job sites and the resulting injury left him off work for months. Not only would that be horrible for the injured superintendent and his loved ones, but morale in your company could suffer, projects might fall behind, work quality may suffer, and someone will have to pick up the slack to keep your projects and workers on track.
Driver hiring and qualification can be daunting in today’s economy. Truck drivers are in high demand, and it is increasingly difficult to find qualified drivers. This is nothing new—the commercial truck driver shortage has been an issue for over a decade and was named the most critical issue in the trucking industry in 2021 according to the American Transportation Research Institute.
The past two years have been perhaps more challenging than anyone could expect. A study by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) noted that longstanding issues, such as driver hiring and retention, and the rising cost of insurance due to lawsuit abuse and nuclear verdicts have continued to affect the industry.
Our loss control staff is often asked about FMCSA drug testing requirements for CDL holders, so I thought I’d take moment to clarify some points.

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