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National Risk Management Services named as a top specialty brokerage

Insurance Business America names National Risk Management Services as one of the top 60 specialist brokerages Insurance Business America, March 2017 - The foundation of a specialty insurance broker's work is the thorough knowledge of an industry completely separate from their own. Armed with years of education and experience, insurance specialists know the ins and outs of various industry segments, and as s ...

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Captives: The new mainstream for trucking

It is a common misconception that captive insurance programs are only available for large trucking fleets. This is simply not true, captives are being utilized by motor carriers of all sizes. Captives have become such a pervasive risk management tool in trucking that they are no longer viewed as an "alternative" risk finance solution -- captives are mainstream. Join us over lunch to learn about captive opti ...

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Where can I find a parking space for my tractor trailer?!?!

The lack of available parking spaces is one of the top issues in the trucking industry. Researchers discovered that truckers lost 56 minutes per day, on average, to search for parking to take required hours-of-service breaks and for other reasons. The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) recently posted two new truck parking studies on its website. This article provides information on smartphon ...

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Have you made the ELD switch?

Sentry, a leading truck insurer, released a safety bulletin that covers the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate.  The bulletin covers what you need to know in order to successfully deploy an ELD solution including: Timelines Device requirements Documentation that must be maintained by the driver. Direction on what you should consider when selecting and piloting an ELD How to overcome some of the impleme ...

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Coverage Tip of the Month – Excess Insurance…Protect your assets!

It will not be news to anyone that the transportation industry is a target for lawsuits and that claims can reach astronomic levels. The $1M Auto Liability limit required for Non-Haz-Mat interstate authority is getting tested on a more frequent basis. Pair that with research released at a recent Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas cited by TruckingInfo.com, it costs between $885,000 and $1.3 million fo ...

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Trucking in 2017: A Year in Transition

2017: Year in Transition By Jonathan Starks, COO, FTR 2015 was the beginning of a relatively down environment in the for-hire marketplace. That continued into 2016 - although we seemed to have found some stability, and even signs of improvement, as we finished off the year. We are now entering a year in which numerous events are creating a year of change in that environment. The quick list comes down to 4 k ...

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FMCSA Launches Website to Educate New Carriers About Their Safety Responsibilities

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently launched its redesigned New Entrant Program Website, updated to help motor carriers understand their responsibilities during their first 18 months on the road. The enhanced website introduces carriers to Federal safety regulations and explains how FMCSA and State Partners monitor carrier safety compliance during the New Entrant Program, which ...

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Are you prepared for BWC’s other states coverage?

What agents need to know and online toolkit Effective March 1, BWC launches its Other States Coverage program, developed for Ohio employers that have out-of-state workers' comp exposures but are unable to secure coverage in the private marketplace. This coverage is not intended to compete with private market coverage. Employers can apply directly to BWC for this optional coverage, or agents can help employe ...

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March 17th Safety Conference

The Safety Management Council's 3rd Annual Safety Conference is fast approaching. If you haven't already signed up please take a moment to complete the registration form and join us on March 17th at the Radisson Penn Harris Hotel in Camp Hill, PA for what will be an outstanding opportunity to hear our speakers discuss a wide range of topics from self-critical analysis, prevention through leadership to monit ...

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A Guide to Preventing Lane Change Crashes

Our friends at Great West provided this comprehensive guide to preventing lane change crashes, one of the Big 3. And I am not talking about LeBron, Kyrie and Kevin Love, the Big 3 accident types that make up the majority of loss cost (rear end collision, side-swipe and intersection). Click here for more information. ...

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