Congress Reexamining Insurance Minimums for the Trucking Industry
In 1980, Congress enacted regulation that the trucks have $750,000 in insurance. And it has been that amount for thirty-five years, although in real terms that $750,000 is worth $4 million in today’s dollars. On February 26, 2015, comments will close on a crucial rule making issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to increase the minimum insurance requirement for interstate trucks and buses. Health care costs have gone up and for seriously injured victims of trucker negligence, this insurance is inadequate. In many cases, it will not cover future medical costs or wage loss, thereby shifting the burden of responsibility for wrongdoing from the wrongdoer to the government by way of Medicaid or other programs.
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