Workers’ Comp Strategies for Trucking


By Corey Lile

It seems no good deed goes unpunished for the trucking industry. After climbing out of the bottom of the recession, demand for transporting goods is finally on the rise, and the industry is as steady as it has been in years. While this is encouraging, the rise in demand brings its own set of problems.

With trucking companies vying for qualified drivers to keep increased business moving – literally – companies are aggressively competing for willing workers, which means higher wages and more benefits. All the while, workers’ compensation is meddling in the fray, compounding the financial strain on the industry.

 

 

 

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We often talk about large loads on Alaska highways, and here’s a video of a load that traveled the Parks Highway last week. This load was 215 feet long overall, 21 feet wide and 18 feet high and had a preliminary weight estimate of 410,000 pounds.

The ability to move goods across the state is a vital part of Alaska’s economy. We build infrastructure in our state to be able to accommodate such loads.

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(Video by John Paulson, ADOT&PF)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the offical website for the Alaska Trucking Association!

 

ATA has been serving the needs of the state’s trucking industry for over 50 years. ATA is one of the few organizations promoting and protecting the interests of the transportation industry before the legislature, administrative agencies and courts. ATA has partnered with the Division of Motor Vehicles to provide titling, registration, driving records and many other DMV services without the long wait time of going to the DMV. Our Association also provides many services which improve the efficiency of our member’s operations. Visit our services page for more information about how ATA can help your company.

 

Our members cover all ends of the spectrum, from suppliers to owner-operators to carriers that run millions of miles a year. If you aren’t currently a member, complete and mail in a membership application today!