Supreme Court Rejects ELD Appeal

Earlier today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it would not take up an appeal from the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) that sought to strike down the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) rule. The rule, announced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in December 2015, has a required compliance date of December 18, 2017. […]

Simply Put: NonTrucking Use Liability and Physical Damage

As an Account Manager for Mid South Truckers Group, I spend a lot of time on the phone with owner-operators, many of which are purchasing insurance for the first time. Often times, Motor Carriers require their drivers to carry Non-Trucking Use Liability. When I quote this coverage and ask the owner-operator if they would like […]

Standard for Entry-level Driver Training Delayed

The Department of Transportation (DOT) has delayed the enforcement of a new entry-level driver training standard until May 22. The rule was originally expected to take effect on Feb. 6, but the compliance date of Feb. 7, 2020, remains the same. The delay is a result of the Trump administration’s ongoing regulatory review. The training […]

Spring Equinox and Sun Glare Dangerous for Drivers

I was driving my three year old to day care this morning when she pointed to the sky and said, “See mommy? The pink!” My daughter loves seeing the sun rise in the morning. Meanwhile, I was blinded by the glare, seeing spots and pretty sure I breezed through the “orange” light behind me. I’m […]

Safe Driving in New Territory

Help drivers avoid common mistakes and operate safely when they find themselves in unfamiliar areas. Tip #1: Review Maps and Plan Your Route Before Driving. Be sure to plan your driving route before getting behind the wheel so you can keep your schedule and prevent distractions that may occur while trying to read a map […]

New Training Standards for Entry-level CMV Drivers

On Dec. 8, 2016, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a final rule that establishes training requirements for individuals applying for a new commercial driver’s license (CDL). The final rule also applies to CDL upgrades and certain CDL endorsements—hazardous materials, passenger or school bus. The final rule requires affected individuals to complete a […]

Thank You to Our First Responders

Mid South Truckers Group team members, Jess Peart and Audra Bruce gave thanks and delivered an Outback-catered lunch, provided by Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance, to local heroes at Fire Station 13.

Heroes Remembered But Never Forgotten

On May 27, 2013 America celebrated Memorial Day, a day of remembering the men and women who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Memorial Day is a nationally recognized holiday, but the opportunity to honor and remember those individuals who gave their lives for America’s freedom exists 365 days a year. […]

Community Spotlight: Lighting Up The Night For Habitat For Hope

On Friday, April 26, 2013, Account Manager Shanon Cupples joined her husband Rob Cupples, Claims Specialist Jeff Roberts, his wife Christina Roberts and two of their mutual friends in the “Mid-South’s most epic nighttime race.” The LuvGlo 5k supports Habitat for Hope, a non-profit organization that works to “form a community around families who have […]

Employee Spotlight: Jess Peart

Jessica “Jess” Peart resides in downtown Memphis with her husband, Corey and their five animals. Jessica is a lover of all animals and often states that she is “saving the world one animal at a time.” When she is not tending to her own pets, she is feeding the stray cats in the neighborhood and […]