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Avoid Costly Truckers and Motor Carrier Liability Coverage Gaps with the New Edition of IRMI’s The MCS-90 Book

Dallas, TX, August 4, 2020—First published in 2004, The MCS-90 Book from International Risk Management Institute, Inc. (IRMI), has been a must-read reference for anyone who buys insurance for, sells insurance to, or underwrites insurance on motor carriers, truckers, or other commercial vehicles.

The MCS-90 endorsement is an often misunderstood and litigated endorsement for commercial auto policies mandated by the Motor Carrier Act of 1980. In the completely overhauled new edition of The MCS-90 Book, transportation insurance experts Carl R. Sadler and Larry Rabinovich give authoritative insight into the many pitfalls, coverage traps, underwriting concerns, and claims issues of this seemingly innocuous endorsement.

"In order for insurance and risk management professionals to make the right coverage choices for motor carriers, vehicle fleets, and private carriers, it is important for them to have an in-depth understanding of the MCS-90 endorsement," said Jack P. Gibson, president and CEO of IRMI. "The new edition of this essential guide will help them avoid potentially costly mistakes."

The MCS-90 Book answers questions such as the following.

  • Who needs the MCS-90 endorsement?
  • What triggers the MCS-90 versus when is it not triggered?
  • When is the endorsement primary versus excess?

For more information on the new edition of go to The MCS-90 Book.

About the Authors

As Barclay Damon’s transportation team leader, Larry Rabinovich is a principal conduit for the firm’s communications with insurers of transportation entities. Mr. Rabinovich has litigated many of the leading cases on trucking-coverage law, including decisions on the MCS-90 endorsement, the US Department of Transportation leasing regulations, and the scope of nontrucking policies.

Carl Sadler, CPCU, ASLI, serves as president of Transportation Insurance Consultants, LLC, in Virginia. Recognized as an expert in trucking and commercial automobile insurance, he has been instrumental in developing a new truck insurer market, including obtaining regulatory approval, securing reinsurance, designing the underwriting program, and setting up the insurer operations.

About IRMI

For more than 40 years, IRMI has helped our customers save lives and livelihoods as the premier provider of risk management and insurance information, tools, education, and training. IRMI helps risk management, insurance, and legal professionals make better decisions for their companies and clients with unbiased expertise and balanced, comprehensive content. 

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