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From a single vehicle to an entire fleet, we offer our retail agents and brokers the power of a dedicated, nationwide commercial transportation team that places more than $644 million in premium annually.
Together, we have the expertise to strategically place coverage for the most complex transportation risks, along with decades of claim management know-how to help your commercial transportation clients better mitigate risks and control insurance costs.
Access to a wide range of transportation markets allows us to customize an insurance program around the needs of your clients, providing a comprehensive, cost-effective insurance solution. Some of the transportation-specific coverages we offer include non-trucking liability, physical damage, motor truck cargo, commercial/public auto liability, commercial auto – not for hire, hired and non-owned auto, non-standard auto, and truckers workers' compensation.
As a company, we have built specialized solutions for unique problems, and our transportation practice uses the expertise of our London-based colleagues at THB Group to market on behalf of our U.S. retail clients. This gives our retail partners the assurance that we are using the full resources within the AmWINS organization to solve their clients’ problems.
The term “freight forwarder” doesn’t have a singular definition; rather, freight forwarders are identified by the services they provide and the geography in which they operate. Freight forwarder coverage is equally complex and includes numerous coverage forms to account for all types of exposures. This article details the various types of freight forwarders, how the services they provide can impact coverage needs, and key factors to consider when working with a carrier or MGA partner.
The hardening conditions experienced in casualty in the second quarter continue to deepen as we move into the third, in both primary and excess lines. However, despite overall market hardening and segment-level challenges, carriers still need to write business. Wholesalers and retailers that specialize and collaborate are best positioned to succeed in this challenging marketplace.
The explosive growth of the sharing economy – businesses offering goods and services through digital platforms that match consumers and providers – presents tremendous opportunity for retailers to market insurance and risk management services to a new breed of businesses. However, the regulation of shared-services is complex, continuously growing and can vary at the state and local level. This article provides insight into the regulations and laws impacting insurance for this industry and key questions to ask when considering the right insurance program for your sharing economy customers.
As the U.S. economy continues to move forward, one of the fastest-growing industries is Logistics and Freight Forwarding. With more and more Freight Forwarding startups entering the space, it is becoming a highly competitive environment. Added services, such as Shipper’s Interest policies, can be a key differentiator and competitive advantage for a forwarder. This article provides insight into the benefits of offering a Shipper’s Interest policy and how it differs from a Cargo policy and other essential coverages.
Many businesses that depend on the export and import of goods contract with freight forwarders to manage the intricate logistics of international trade. As the number of freight forwarders operating in the United States continues to grow and their roles continue to expand, new risks are being generated that require quick adaptation and innovative underwriting solutions. This article identifies the ever-evolving risks that freight forwarders face and explores coverage options for this growing market.
Every industry has exposure to cyber risks, including transportation and logistics. While these industries worked from paper and wheels for many years, now there are both internal and external networks that are critical to operating in this industry group. This article discusses the unique cyber risks facing the transportation and logistics sector, coverages to address these threats, and proactive cyber risk management tools.
Due to the Doctrine of Negligent Entrustment, the consequences of allowing an employee with a poor driving record to operate any motor vehicle for work purposes extend beyond a possible traffic violation or accident. These seven tips will help you to proactively manage your drivers and maintain your CDL files as part of your fleet safety program.
The engine and cars that come down the track are only a small part of the property of any railroad operation. Property exposures are as diverse and complex as railroads themselves and require a specialized approach to navigate the insurance marketplace.
When a cement truck turns over and pollutes a stream, how is that insured’s exposure addressed? If a freight hauler is unloading drums of soap and one of those drums turns over and spills into a storm drain, how will the insured be protected? In the environmental marketplace, carriers will offer transportation pollution liability coverage to address these exposures.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration mandate which requires nearly all U.S. truck operators to use electronic logging devices (ELDs) to track duty status has been upheld in court and will take effect December 16, 2017. The mandate will impact not just the trucking industry, but the trucking insurance sector as well.
Finding coverage for an experienced motor carrier with an above average safety history should be an easy task. However, coverage is often determined by the way a risk is presented - and interpreted. Usage of tools like Central Analysis Bureau (CAB) reports can.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is considering a proposal for regulations that would increase the minimum insurance limits for motor carriers - a change that could significantly affect smaller trucking companies.
Motor carriers must continually battle the Safety Measurement System (SMS) and the public misperception its data creates, which often leads to higher premiums and difficulty obtaining coverage. Is there a clear solution to the problem?