Trucking Company Sued For Oversize Bridge Strike

Discussion in 'Other News' started by mjd4277, Jun 14, 2024.

  1. mjd4277

    mjd4277 Road Train Member

    12,938
    36,742
    Oct 4, 2015
    Fitchburg,MA
    0
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. Flat Earth Trucker

    Flat Earth Trucker Road Train Member

    3,814
    13,150
    Nov 19, 2018
    0
    "The permit also required that Dove find a suitable detour for any bridge with insufficient clearance."

    Yes, the driver is most certainly responsible for not knowing the height of the bridge he was to drive under, but it seems like a specific route should have been given to the driver to follow by the permits office.
     
    Grumppy Thanks this.
  4. mjd4277

    mjd4277 Road Train Member

    12,938
    36,742
    Oct 4, 2015
    Fitchburg,MA
    0
    Well he wasn’t supposed to have been on I-93 anyway. Usually the oversized loads are sent via I-95/MA Route 128 or on I-90/Mass Pike,and typically under police escort.

    That company is going to be buried.
     
  5. Grumppy

    Grumppy Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    2,923
    9,654
    Dec 11, 2010
    West Monroe, La
    0
    Ok, question for you oversize guys or anybody who really knows.

    How much insurance does a heavy haul company usually carry? Surely, the minimum can't be 750,000 as required by FMCSA. Even if so, I would imagine most heavy haul companies voluntarily carry more than that. Additionally, I'm sure the shipper/receiver is going to require "x" amount of insurance before they ship that thing. What's the usual these guys/companies carry?

    Lets just say it's 5 million. The tank thing he was carrying, first had to be paid for. The company has to pay the deductible, then the insurance picks up the rest of whatever that tank costs.
    Now the bridge... and the insurance only covers that (5M) "per accident". So, a big chunk has already been used for to pay for the tank that was damaged.
     
  6. ElmerFudpucker

    ElmerFudpucker Medium Load Member

    447
    2,918
    May 17, 2024
    0
    The cargo is insured under the cargo policy.
    The bridge would be insured under the general liability policy. Which in my case is 1 mil. But yes the general liability will be paid out and you are responsible for anything over that.
     
  7. Deere hunter

    Deere hunter Road Train Member

    1,505
    4,889
    Aug 5, 2017
    Shallowater Texas
    0
    I carry 3 million liability and 750,000 cargo. But after a strike like that and they pay all the in's and out's your insurance is going to go so high it probably wouldn't be feasible. Well, not for a small company like mine anyway. But if you're running 100 to 150 trucks, I'm sure it can be somewhat uncomfortable but doable.
     
  8. Kenworth6969

    Kenworth6969 Road Train Member

    2,445
    6,616
    Jul 3, 2020
    0
    You conveniently left this part out.

    Screenshot_20240615_095221_Chrome.jpg


    Should have never been on that road.

    Every oversize load I have ever done comes with a route you're supposed to follow
     
    Flat Earth Trucker Thanks this.
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.