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L&I: Benefits of Medical Only Claims

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

March 2017 Movers Alert

WTA Movers Conference members can login and view the latest movers alert here.

L&I Acronyms for Dummies (and Smarties)

Companies that manage their L&I claims often come across acronyms that often make it hard to understand what's going on in a claim. Even as the Group Retro Administrator, I've adopted the acronym way of life and am guilty of using them when communicating (in writing and verbally) with our members. So, I've compiled a list of acronyms in hopes that you, too, could learn to speak the L&I language. 

FMCSA Releases Updated Guidance on ELDs

On February 15, FMCSA issued additional guidance on the electronic logging device mandate regarding the use of automatic on-board recording devices and non-compliant ELDs. 

Congratulations!

There are many things that keep trucking companies rolling, and if you ask people what the most important thing is, you will likely get many different answers. Customers. Drivers. Freight.  However, there is one thing that can make or break a company. Safety. Without the safe transport of goods and healthy drivers, the only thing working is the parking brakes. 

HIPAA and Your Injured Worker

You have an injury prevention plan in place, but now you also have an injured worker. What now? Being in an industry where our employees perform safety sensitive functions, are subject to federal regulations, and have physical demands, how can we stay up to date with their medical clearance to perform their job of injury?

ATHS Golden Achievement Award Awarded to Barry Swanson

The ATHS Golden Achievement Awards are given to people, companies, associations and museums that have made significant contributions to the trucking industry. This year Barry Swanson has been awarded with this honor. 

Safety Programs and Injury Prevention

Good trucking companies strive to have a strong safety program. Safety is what keeps our companies in compliance with the FMCSRs. It's what makes sure our workforce is drug and alcohol free while performing safety sensitive functions. It's what ensures our drivers are fit for duty physically and legally. 

What's in a Group?

The Washington Trucking Associations offer many programs, hosts multiple events, and tackles big issues. And for a selection of members… the WTA helps build, rebuild and maintain injury prevention and claim management programs that work.