Leasing Vs. Buying in The Trucking Industry: What you Need to Know

Jonathan BelekBusiness Insurance, Commercial Auto Insurance, Risk Management, Trucking and Transportation Industry0 Comments

The trucking industry is the core of transportation of goods across the United States and beyond. While investing in these monster-sized vehicles can be lucrative in the long-run, they can cost a pretty penny upfront. The average yearly cost of operating a truck is currently set at around $180,000 according to The Truck Driving Institute. The great debate of “buying … Read More

Road Rage – it’s Real and It’s Dangerous

Joe PintoBusiness Insurance, Commercial Auto Insurance, Risk Management, Trucking and Transportation Industry0 Comments

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines aggressive driving as when “an individual commits a combination of moving traffic offenses so as to endanger other persons or property.” Road rage, according to the NHTSA, emerged as a label to “describe the angry and violent behaviors at the extreme of the aggressive driving continuum.” They clarify that “aggressive driving is … Read More

The Risks of Driving for Uber or Lyft

Karen ConsiglioAuto Insurance, Commercial Auto Insurance

Uber and Lyft are ridesharing services that have quickly gained popularity. At this point, they are available in most parts of the country, especially metropolitan areas. With a few taps on your phone, you can call a driver to your location. Or, sign up through the same app to become a paid driver yourself. Many people have turned to these … Read More

Trucking companies (or companies that just use trucks): Make the most of your industry associations

Joe PintoCommercial Auto Insurance, Risk Management, Trucking and Transportation Industry

Strength in numbers. The power of a team. A built-in support system. No matter the size of your fleet, if you use trucks in any capacity, joining an industry association is a smart idea for your business. From big rig haulers to landscapers with a couple of light duty box trucks, the trucking industry has particular needs and a host … Read More

Live and Drive Safely: 6 Essential Ways Truckers Can Stay Healthy

Marty SheaCommercial Auto Insurance, Trucking and Transportation Industry, Wellness Programs0 Comments

Trucking doesn’t lend itself to healthy lifestyles. You’re cramped into a small space, miles from home and familiar places. It’s easy to chow down a Twinkie because it’s quick or sip a triple-sugar coffee to stay awake. However, your health is the most important thing you have. Here are a few ways you can stay healthy on the road. 1. … Read More

Disruption Ahead: The Brave New World of Self-Driving Cars

Jonathan BelekAuto Insurance, Commercial Auto Insurance, Trucking and Transportation Industry

Like it or not, self-driving cars are coming.  A rapid increase in the use of “autonomous automobiles,” as industry savants prefer to call them, is seen by many as a foregone conclusion.  Following the early lead of Google, which has been developing the concept for over six years, virtually every carmaker in the U.S. market is working on some version of … Read More

Is it a bird, a plane or a liability?

Jonathan BelekBusiness Insurance, Commercial Auto Insurance, Commercial Property Insurance, Cyber Security, Errors & Omissions, Homeowners Insurance, private client group insurance, Risk Management, Uncategorized0 Comments

Domino’s wants to deliver your pizza with one, and your cousin had one fly over her beach wedding.   The use of drones, or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), has exploded in recent years.  The small remote controlled planes are being flown by hobbyists to government personnel monitoring disasters and crops. The Federal Aviation Administration is finalizing its regulations for commercial … Read More

Life is a highway. Drive safe this summer

Marty SheaAuto Insurance, Business Insurance, Commercial Auto Insurance, Risk Management, Safety Training, Trucking and Transportation Industry0 Comments

You’ve been on the road for hours, hauling your load in the sweltering heat. The sun is so hot it crawls on your skin. You have only a few miles to reach your destination to get some needed rest when your rig starts to overheat. Your day just got longer…. and hotter. Summer driving for long-haul truckers present certain challenges. … Read More

CT Trucking Insurance: Can Technology Improve Fleet Operations? Part 2

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CT Trucking Insurance: Can Technology Improve Fleet Operations? Part 2  As we previously mentioned, the integration of new technologies has helped commercial fleet owners monitor their vehicles and drivers, but the question remains, are these efforts actually improving industry efficiency and safety? The answer in most cases is yes. Fleet owners and industry members report that GPS monitoring and electronic … Read More

CT Trucking Insurance: Can Technology Improve Fleet Operations? Part 1

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CT Trucking Insurance: Can Technology Improve Fleet Operations? Part 1  Over the last few years, there has been a growing interest in the integrated use of telecommunications and informatics, such as Global Positioning Systems (GPS), in commercial vehicles to improve safety and efficiency. Originally relying on simple GPS tracking systems, trucking fleets have been monitoring their vehicles and drivers for … Read More