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By Rocky Roemer, 09/12/2019
As insurance premiums rise and underwriters are ever more assiduous in evaluating risk, insurance buyers find themselves more open to ‘alternative risk’ or ‘captive’ insurance options. Captives may at first seem complex and difficult to administer but understanding a few basic principles...
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By Kevin Rettberg, 08/29/2019
​If you are familiar with commercial trucking, any issue seems to come back to the CDL driver. The never-ending dilemma of controlling behavior, for better or worse, is always upon us. When a new rule is implemented, it is usually with a lot of comments and consideration. This fall we have another...
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By Andy Engardio, 07/24/2019
Approximately $200 Billion of freight is moved through intermediaries (18,000 Brokers and 2,000 Freight Forwarders in the United States) annually. In the insurance space, truck brokerage operations are familiar with Contingent Auto Liability (CAL) and Contingent Cargo (CC). These coverages are typically required...
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By Robert Esposito, 06/17/2019
Truck side guards are devices designed to keep vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists from being injured or killed by large trucks in side-impact collisions. Side guards have been required standard equipment since the 1980s in Europe and Japan, and more recently in Brazil. They are also widely adopted in China,...
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By Robert Haley, Ken Lacey, 05/22/2019
There are multiple underlying reasons why the United States is facing a driver shortage. Some of the largest obstacles include: Drivers must be 21 years of age to drive on the interstate Only 6% of the workforce are women Most insurance companies require two years of driving experience to be considered an...
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