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Below you will find the recent commercial truck insurance industry related news information.

  • Peterbilt parade raises more money for United Way

    DENTON, Texas — Peterbilt Motors raised more than $20,000 in donations at its fourth annual Pride and Class Parade at its home base in Denton last week, the company said. The parade was part of the annual United Way Denton County campaign. The event attracts owners of custom-built Peterbilt trucks from around the U.S. and […]Read More »
  • Risk Strategies acquires trucking insurance program manager Winter Group in CA

    Risk Strategies has acquired Winter Group – a specialty insurance program manager focused on serving the trucking industry. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Winter Group, founded 1995, is an insurance wholesaler based in San Diego, CA. The firm offers national insurance solutions for essentially all aspects of the trucking and transportation industry – […]Read More »
  • Lisa Kelly: From tomboy to celebrity trucker

    DALLAS, Texas – In an episode of Ice Road Truckers, Lisa Kelly jumps off her moving 22-wheeler to save herself as the ice begins to splinter on a remote Alaskan highway. That is the only way truckers can make a quick escape in such harsh conditions on roads where the maximum posted speed is 10 […]Read More »
  • Hub International picks up TX-based commercial truck insurance agency

    Hub International has acquired US Insurance Source (USIS), as well as several of its affiliates. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. USIS, in Spring, TX is an independent insurance agency specializing in commercial insurance, which includes trucking insurance. The agency offers comprehensive coverages to help protect owner-operators, fleet managers and related freight and trucking […]Read More »
  • Natural gas truck sales spiked in February: ACT

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Natural gas retail truck sales surged in February, up 44% from January, but were still down 12% year-to-date through the first two months of 2019. ACT Research reported year-to-date sales are down 24%. “Bucking the early decline pattern of the past few years, cumulative sales for the first two months of 2019 […]Read More »
  • Peterbilt recognizes top dealers

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Three Canadian Peterbilt dealers were recently recognized as Best-in-Class award winners. Camions Excellence Peterbilt, Peterbilt Manitoba, and Stahl Peterbilt were the Canadian recipients of awards during the truck maker’s 2019 dealer meeting. They were recognized due to their: standard of excellence scores; financial performance; parts and service performance, and utilization of […]Read More »
  • Arnold Bros. celebrates 60 years in trucking industry

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Today marked the 60th year Arnold Bros. Transport has been in business. Founded in 1958 by Frank and Gerry Arnold, the Winnipeg-based carrier started when the brothers expanded the family farm with the transportation of grain. “It’s exciting to see Arnold Bros. reach the 60-year mark,” said Gary Arnold, executive vice-president of […]Read More »
  • Peterbilt Top Workplace For Women, Award To Be Given By Women In Trucking

    Earlier today, Peterbilt Motors Company announced that the Women in Trucking Association will recognize the company as a top workplace in the trucking industry at the annual Women In Trucking Accelerate conference in Dallas Texas on November 13th. Sources at Peterbilt report that the company has continually worked on efforts to incorporate diversity in the […]Read More »
  • ArcBest To Celebrate 95 Years In Business

    Seeing its company beginnings within the trucking industry in 1923, ArcBest reports that it will celebrate its 95th anniversary this fall, continuing its services as a provider of end-to-end supply chain services Formed in 1923, sources at ArcBest report that the company has worked closely alongside its customers in order to develop deep relationships within […]Read More »
  • Trucking companies in Indianapolis say the city is “almost like a third world country” as theft on trucking lots increases

    Indianapolis trucking companies are saying the city has become “almost like a third world country” as small businesses are forced to beef up security in order to keep their equipment from being stolen. Just three years ago, Taylor’s Truck and Trailer on the west side of Indianapolis, Indiana was hit by thieves who were able […]Read More »
  • Service One Transportation to Hold Open House and Driver Lunch Saturday

    Earlier today, Wisconsin-based trucking company Service One Transportation announced that it will hold its annual open house and driver appreciation lunch this Saturday, October, 13, 2018 at the company headquarters in Plymouth, Wisconsin. Service One Transportation reports that all class a drivers are invited to join current company employees for food, activities, and job-related information, […]Read More »
  • Dart Podcast Network Releases National Driver Appreciation Week Episode

    Earlier today, Dart Transit Company reported the release of an upcoming National Truck Driver Appreciation Week themed episode on its Dart Network Podcast, now available online. The upcoming podcast episode, part of the Dart Network Podcast launched over two years ago, will feature interviews with Dart drivers, department heads, and leadership figures regarding National Truck […]Read More »
  • Farmers Insurance hit with landmark fine for telemarketing

    In a landmark ruling, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster said Monday he had fined California-based Farmers Insurance Exchange, Truck Insurance Exchange and Fire Insurance Exchange $575,000 for violating state telemarketing and No-Call laws. This is the largest amount ever paid by a telemarketer for Missouri No-Call and telemarketing violations. The settlement agreement filed in St. […]Read More »
  • Costco drops trucking company accused of labor violations

    Costco, one of the world’s largest retailers, has stopped doing business with a California trucking company accused of trapping drivers in debt and then using it to force them to work overtime. The action comes as brands across the U.S. face increased scrutiny for ignoring labor abuses in their supply lines, a widespread problem first […]Read More »
  • Workers’ Compensation Insurers Face Rise in Motor Vehicle Accidents

    Although there has been an overall decline in workers’ compensation claims, the frequency of claims for motor vehicle accidents has increased in recent years. According to the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) in a new report, these accidents can be very severe and are responsible for a significant portion of fatal workers’ compensation claims. […]Read More »
  • The Septic Truck That Crashed into Centre Elementary School Was NOT Insured

    The truck that crashed into the Centre Elementary School on October 28th was not insured according to the information obtained by WEIS Radio News. The Cherokee County School Board is now working with their Insurance Carrier, Risk Management, to get the building repaired. School Superintendent, Mitchell Guice, tells WEIS Radio the amount of damages to […]Read More »
  • ELD compliance rates jumped in advance of April deadline

    A late-March survey by CarrierLists found that the trucking industry was 91 percent compliant with federal Electronic Logging Device (ELD) requirements a week before the April 1 implementation deadline. Drivers stopped without an ELD in the vehicle will face being put out of service for 10 hours. Joe DeLorenzo, director of the Office of Enforcement […]Read More »
  • Why millennials should start considering truck driving

    Commercial truck driving has a reputation for grueling hours, weeks away from home, and a burly machismo that isn’t particularly welcoming to women. It’s high time that reputation got a makeover, according to a report by NBC News. A 2017 report by the American Trucking Association noted that the industry needs to hire almost 900,000 […]Read More »