ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Truckload Carriers Association, in conjunction with the Motor Carrier Insurance Education Foundation (MCIEF), has released a new certification program dedicated to strengthening operations.
The Motor Carrier Insurance Risk Management Program (MCIRMP) is an eight-part, online course that empowers participants to make better insurance purchasing decisions and instructs them on how to improve their practices to see measurable results.
Participants will earn the designation of Certified Motor Carrier Risk Specialist upon completion of the lessons and examination.
“By making the commitment to be more knowledgeable purchasers of insurance for their motor carriers, professionals are not only showing their dedication to their own career development, but to the success and profitability of their companies,” said Ron Goode, TCA’s director of education. “Truckload Academy is proud to be the source of such continuing education and professional certification for the trucking industry through the Motor Carrier Insurance Risk Management Program.”
The new offering is divided into modules covering a wide variety of topics, including the types of coverage needed, key strategies for obtaining a sound insurance program that is a valuable asset for the motor carrier, and the considerations that go into how coverage is provided. In addition, participants learn steps to take to become better insured and how to best be prepared for critical situations with potential major financial implications.
“How important is insurance to a trucking company?” asked M. Thomas Ruke Jr., president of Insurance Business Consultants and founder of MCIEF. “It becomes very important when you have to rely on the promise of protection in your insurance policies. Then the promise in the policy might be the most important promise made to your company.”
The Motor Carrier Insurance Risk Management Program features interactive modules, with key words and phrases linked to additional information about the topic, and quizzes to help serve as checkpoints for understanding. The MCIRMP is the second certification program from Truckload Academy, with the Certified Fleet Manager Program also offering credentialing opportunities. Both programs are available at a discount for TCA members and can be purchased from TCA’s online learning platform, the Truckload Academy On-demand (TAO). Once purchased, participants have unrestricted access for one year and receive a certificate suitable for framing upon completion of the preparatory course and exam.
For more information on the Motor Carrier Insurance Risk Management Program, and to purchase, visit TCA’s online learning platform, Truckload Academy On-demand, at truckload.org/Truckload-Academy.