Truck Adjusting in Southern CA
I am an after-hours truck adjuster for David Morse & Associates (DMA). A successful truck adjuster makes life easier for the examiner and company assigning – and that means making settlement possible at the earliest possible juncture. If he or she can do that, there will be plenty of work assigned.
This is the story of a routine assignment that came in very early on a Tuesday morning – nothing spectacular, but a demonstration of effective adjusting that supports rapid file closure. We got to the scene (not always easy in Southern California on a weekday morning). Our driver and his damaged rig were on the shoulder, having rear-ended another big rig when traffic stopped suddenly. We waited for a wrecker to arrive and tow the equipment away. I then gave the driver a ride to his company’s yard.
Even those in possession of super powers have to sleep. Thus it was that I was in bed at 2 AM when I received a call from a trucking company for whom we regularly work. My immediate on-site response was requested for a red light dispute accident. The party in the adverse vehicle had been transported from the scene to the hospital and our insured driver was adamant that he did not run the red light.
The Inland Empire of California specializes in extreme conditions. Let other empires be known for milk and honey, figs and dates, etc. – we in the Inland Empire are the masters of wind and cold, snow in the mountains, thermometer – busting summers and winter rainstorms…
Actually, Highway 65 is a pretty good road – straight for the most part, dry almost always. It would be more accurate to say “54 Miles of Decent Road with a Few Really Bad Drivers.” Because there are always a lot of big rigs on the roads of Kern County, some accidents can be severe in the extreme… Continue reading