Motor Carrier Insurer Acuity Expands Operations to Texas

Acuity's Cliff Johnson Johnson by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — Commercial Motor Carrier insurer Acuity has expanded operations to Texas, the company announced at a press conference at American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition on Oct. 21.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 21, 2017
Business, Equipment, Safety, TCA

How Best to Insure a Large Truck? It’s Complicated

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Several years after becoming an insurance agent, David Imschweiler decided on a career change, so he got his commercial driver’s license and became a truck driver.

September 19, 2017

Gallagher Bassett Services Acquires National Transportation Adjusters

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. announced that its subsidiary, Gallagher Bassett Services, has acquired National Transportation Adjusters Inc., a company based in Scottsdale, Ariz., that provides claims management for self-insured trucking companies and corporate fleet operators in the United States.

Transport Topics
September 5, 2017

Insurance Market Still Tough as Jury Awards Keep Rising


Trucking companies continue to struggle with a tight, expensive insurance market — paying more for vehicle liability coverage or making due with less of it — while the underwriters that remain in trucking face narrowing or vanishing profits, suggesting the years-old problem will not be leaving anytime soon.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
June 12, 2017

High-Profile Accidents Prompt Insurers to Cut Truck Coverage

Costly, high-profile accident losses are transforming the trucking insurance market, potentially raising costs and tightening pressure on fleets to improve safety and reduce risk, industry experts said.

Rip Watson | Senior Reporter
March 21, 2016

Scamming Cargo Insurance Broker Behind Bars

The FBI said Aug. 25 the former operator of Appeal Insurance Agency, based in Norcross, Georgia, has been sentenced to four years in federal prison for insurance fraud.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
August 27, 2015
Government, Business

House Rejects Insurance-Requirement Proposal

Rep. Matt Cartwright

Lawmakers rejected an amendment targeting insurance requirements during the House’s consideration of the fiscal 2016 transportation funding bill June 4.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 5, 2015

Truckers Criticize Potential Increase in Minimum Insurance Requirements

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration received more than 2,000 comments on its advanced notice of proposed rulemaking to increase mandatory insurance minimums, many of them questioning whether an adjustment was needed.

March 9, 2015
Government, Business

FMCSA to Seek Input on Increasing Minimum Insurance Levels

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Nov. 28 published an advance notice of proposed rulemaking on increasing the minimum insurance levels for carriers and brokers.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
November 29, 2014

EBE Technologies Creates Owner-Operator Insurance Enrollment Software

EBE Technologies said it has created an insurance-enrollment program for carriers hiring owner operators and independent drivers.

Transport Topics
June 30, 2014