Washington Trucking Associations

Message from Washington Trucking Associations' President Tom Walrath, Jr.

WTA President, Tom Walrath, Jr.


I am extremely proud to be serving as President of the Washington Trucking Associations.  Let me first say it is an honor and a privilege to lead such a diverse organization.  With seven individual conferences representing all modes of truck transportation and our supportive allied members and close to 800 committed members strong, I embrace the opportunity to be your vocal leader and doing my part to represent the interests of trucking in every arena, and working on behalf of our industry that delivers life's essential goods each and every day.

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  • L&I's Three Year Lag

    • Date: 6/5/2017

    Now that you've had a claim, you're probably worried that your rates are going to go up next year. Well, because L&I has a three-year lag, new claims do not impact your rates right away.

  • Preferred Workers - Working for You

    • Date: 5/8/2017

    L&I has revamped their preferred worker program. In the past, the current employer wasn't eligible for preferred worker benefits for their injured workers that were permanently restricted from their job of injury. â€‹Essentially, the current employer could offer permanent light duty or the injured worker could obtain preferred worker status and apply for work elsewhere.

  • The Busy Moving Season is Underway

    • Date: 5/2/2017

    The month of May 2017 marks the beginning of the busiest moving season for folks in Washington. So it is a time to exercise caution. 

  • L&I: Benefits of Medical Only Claims

    • Date: 4/10/2017

    For most employers, when a work-related injury is reported, instant dread sinks in. You can almost see your L&I premiums go up.


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