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

Jonathan BelekAuto Insurance, Commercial Auto Insurance, Trucking and Transportation

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

Life is a highway. Drive safe this summer

Marty SheaAuto Insurance, Business Insurance, Commercial Auto Insurance, Risk Management, Trucking and Transportation

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

srfmAdminCommercial Auto Insurance, Trucking and Transportation

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

srfmAdminCommercial Auto Insurance, Trucking and Transportation

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