What type of insurance does a staffing agency need for placing temporary CDL Drivers with local and OTR Companies?
There are several perils/risks I can think of, contact a local agent and discuss what risks you should seek protection from.
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A commerical liability policy.
As far as they wish. For the purpose of counting points, it's three years. However, they will check back further for things such as suspensions and revocations, DUI/DWI, etc.
Some examples include: Swift Transportation Werner Enterprises Central/Central Refrigeration Knight's Transportation Covenant Transport Stevens Transport Schnei…der National
yes. weight and ownership of the vehicle being used would bring that much in as well as more. there is distance also that enters into that equation.
I believe geico does.
I'm assuming you mean "over the road" by OTR. If you plan on doing. it in a tractor trailer or expedited van with a gross weight rating of over 26,000 lbs., then yes. You can …still drive OTR without being in a vehicle requiring a CDL, however - companies like Tri State, Fed Ex Custom Critical, Panther II, etc will lease out owner/operators with a 3/4 ton or 1 ton cargo van, although you would need a Class C CDL with hazmat endorsement if these companies required you to have hazmat on your licence.
You need operational policies and procedures.
This is not a question that someone can answer for you over the internet. I recommend that you find a local Independent Insurance Agent that you can do business with. First yo…u might want to educate yourself a little on what coverages are offered in your state. This you can do on the net. Be honest with the agent concerning your driving record and claims history and anything else they ask. They will work with you to tailor the insurance to what you want and will quote several insurance companies to find the best rate and service. For full disclosure, I own and operate a small Independent Insurance Agency and have for the past 22 years. I also worked for a direct writer for the 3 years before that.
The company which owns the vehicle insures the vehicle, not the staffing agency providing the driver.
It's illegal to drive while your d.l. is suspended.
Most major cities and towns have temp offices which provide employers with many professiononal workers trained in many occupations. You should have no trouble finding workers …with such an agency.
Staffing agency software can help companies recruit temporary or permanent employees from agencies. It can also cross reference existing staff with positions that are open so… a company can promoted from within their employment pool. Staffing agency software is also used by the human resources staff to track continuing eduction credits, academic accomplishments and suggestions from management about staff positions within the company.
Depends on the class of CDL, and the requirements of the companyyou want to work for. Go to the DMV, get a copy of the CDLhandbook. At a minimum, you'll have to take general k…nowledge (allclasses of CDL), air brakes (if applicable), and combinationvehicles (Class A CDL), plus any additional endorsements you mightneed (tanker, hazmat, doubles and triples, or passengervehicles). . Where to go from there is dependent on your situation and what youintend to do with it. If you're looking to get into a job whichrequires a CDL as a side function of the job (for example,municipal jobs often require employees to hold at least a Class BCDL, even though driving a truck won't be their primary function),you can often have your training done on-the-job... they'll prepyou for the written and road tests, etc. If you're looking to drivetractor-trailer over-the-road, most entry level companies want youto actually attend a truck driving school. Some companies offer anin-house truck driving school with the stipulation that you remainemployed with them for a year or so. These companies are oftenterrible to work for, and we often call them "coolie" carriers,because one basically ends up driving a sweatshop on wheels. Butthe trucking industry as a whole is headed more and more in thatdirection, and, to be honest, unless you were in or looking atgoing into a job which required a CDL as a side function of the job(e.g., oil field rig hands, municipal employees, utilities workers,et. al), and were considering something like over-the-road linehaul, I'd say you're better off looking elsewhere... the OTR lifeis absolutely not worth it, and it's only going to get worse.
Can a staffing agency require you to carry your own liability insurance if they place you in a driving position for a company that already fully cover their vehicles?
Sure they can. If you don't like the requirements of the job then don't take that job. They are probably going to insist that you carry a limit if liability equal to their lim…it as well as the requirement to carry coverage. If you have an accident you will probably be sued and they will be sued as well. In order to protect their insurance coverage they will require you to have this coverage for an accident that is your fault.