News and Articles—Transportation

article image 12-15-23.jpgTransportation and Environmental Liability Issues

December 15, 2023

Transportation liability, in the context of environmental issues, refers to the legal and financial responsibilities that transportation companies, manufacturers, and operators face for the environmental impact of their activities… more ▶

article image 6-1-23.jpgNew Challenges for Transportation Insurers

June 1, 2023

Although the technology is relatively new, electric and autonomous vehicles are already significantly transforming the transportation landscape, with profound implications for the insurance industry. The shift towards these… more ▶

article image 7-31-22.jpgHow Fuel Costs Affect the Trucking Industry

July 31, 2022

The trucking industry has suffered dramatically in the past few years, with several conditions straining its profits and functions. Supply chain issues, driver shortages, and escalating fuel costs continue to hit the field hard… more ▶

article image 10-12-21.jpgTruck Insurance Frequently Asked Questions

March 15, 2022

As a truck insurance representative, there’s a good chance you run into several FAQs about truck insurance on a regular basis. In many cases, even the most savvy of transportation insurance clients may be uncertain… more ▶

article image 2-28-22.jpg”Nuclear Verdicts” Impact Transportation Industry

February 28, 2022

The trucking industry is undergoing tremendous changes, and truckers feel uncertain about their futures going forward. Aside from monumental shifts in the way the industry does business, trucking carries greater risk for drivers… more ▶

article image 1-18-22.jpgHow Will Omicron Impact the Transportation Industry?

January 18, 2022

Since its emergence in fall 2021, the Omicron variant of COVID-19 has continued to wreak havoc on the world economy. This includes the transportation industry, which has faced a series of setbacks in recent months. These obstacles include… more ▶

article image 11-8-21.jpgAddressing the Current Truck Driver Shortage

November 8, 2021

Commercial truck drivers form a vital link in the supply chain. They move the bulk of retail and industrial products from ports and factories to sellers and service providers. Unfortunately, a severe truck driver shortage is contributing to supply chain backlogs… more ▶

article image 9-21-21.jpgHow Can Trucking Companies Prevent Accidents on the Road?

September 21, 2021

The commercial trucking industry operates over a million vehicles on U.S. roadways and covers millions of miles each year. Trucking company owners know this volume of trucks and routes represents a significant risk exposure. While transportation insurance… more ▶

articles image_0108_2.jpgArtificial Intelligence (AI) in the Transportation Industry: Potential New Risks

April 19, 2021

The commercial transportation industry has seen dramatic changes over the course of the past decades. The industry has adopted emerging technologies to improve safety and efficiency in operations. As part of a broad risk management strategy… more ▶

articles image_0101_9.jpgTruckers Among High Priority Vaccine Deployment Group

February 16, 2021

America’s truckers are the lifeblood of commerce. As the coronavirus pandemic has tightened its hold on the U.S. economy, truckers are an essential component in delivering goods from manufacturing and production centers to end users. To help protect the nation’s… more ▶

articles image_0089_21.jpgTransportation Industry Increases Diligence and Efficiency to Maintain Viability Amid Pandemic

October 20, 2020

The idea of driving a truck may bring to mind images of the open road and freedom. However, in the wake of COVID-19, the entire transportation sector has been forced… more ▶

articles image_0060_50.jpgTrucking and Fleet Risk Management Strategies

December 17, 2019

Among business operations, trucking companies and fleet management firms face some of the most diverse and dynamic risks. Transportation is inherently risky, with many moving parts coming together to transfer cargo and personnel across the country… more ▶

articles image_0059_51.jpgDistracted Driving: A Rising Issue in Transportation

December 10, 2019

The rise of technologies like mobile computing, onboard navigation, and infotainment systems have given rise to new risks on America’s roadways. Distracted driving is a growing issue across transportation sectors, resulting in billions of dollars in injuries… more ▶

articles image_0058_52.jpgWinter Safety Hazards in the Transportation Industry

December 3, 2019

Winter weather creates unique challenges for the transportation industry. Poor driving conditions, freezing temperatures, and an increased risk of injury are all associated with winter storm activity. The transportation sector already faces numerous risks… more ▶

articles image_0048_62.jpgThe Most Important Safety Topics for the Transportation Industry

August 20, 2019

The U.S. transportation industry is responsible for moving cargo and people across the country. This business sector is immensely diverse, encompassing such vehicles as trucks, trains, airliners, and passenger cars. Business relies on the safe, efficient… more ▶

articles image_0047_63.jpgRisk Management for Fleets

August 13, 2019

It can be said that the transportation industry is the lifeblood of the American economy. From long-haul trucking operations and cross-country cargo rail to local delivery vans, public transit systems, and for-hire vehicle operators, fleet management is crucial… more ▶

articles image_0046_64.jpg“Burnout” and Other Factors Cause Higher Turnover in the Transportation Sector

August 6, 2019

The trucking industry has long been romanticized in media and movies. Scenes of the open road and the freedom long-haul truckers experience in these fantasies is far different from the reality of the transportation industry. Long hours, crushing boredom… more ▶

articles image_0029_81.jpgThe Effects of the Driver Shortage on the Transportation Industry

January 15, 2019

The world’s economy depends on the timely and safe delivery of goods from manufacturers to consumers. Trucking is the cornerstone of industry; without trucks and drivers, companies are limited in sales, and consumers may have difficulties in obtaining… more ▶

articles image_0025_85.jpgHow the Rise of Autonomous Vehicles May Affect Transportation and Insurance

December 4, 2018

Long a part of science-fiction novels describing a technologically-advanced future, self-driving cars have become reality. Numerous companies have developed the autonomous vehicle technologies needed to safely navigate America’s highways and byways… more ▶

articles image_0020_90.jpgThe Challenges of Insuring the Transportation Market

October 16, 2018

The transportation industry experiences numerous unique risks. Transporting goods over long distances exposes vehicles, personnel, and cargo to significant risk; an alarming rise in trucking-related fatalities has only added complication to the… more ▶

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Shielding Community Associations from Risk

February 15, 2024 | The business of most planned housing developments is managed by a community association or homeowners association (HOA). These associations… more ▶

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Liability Essentials for Staffing Agencies

February 1, 2024 | For staffing agencies, where the intricacies of staffing and human resources merge, the importance of liability insurance cannot be overstated… more ▶

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Showtime Safeguard: Liability Insurance

January 16, 2024 | Liability insurance in the entertainment industry is a crucial form of protection that safeguards businesses and individuals against potential legal claims… more ▶