Government, Business

North Carolina Insurance Risk Pool Halves Surcharge

North Carolina Reinsurance Facility NCRF annual report

In an effort to soften the blow of a surcharge tacked onto insurance policies for North Carolina truckers, officials with the state’s insurance risk pool have cut in half the surcharge that will plug a $96 million shortfall in the agency’s balance sheet.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
July 10, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Safety, Insurance Costs Cited in Study as Reasons to Consider Autonomous Vehicles

Autonomous cab (Ohio Department of Transportation)

As autonomous vehicles become more commonplace on our highways and roads, drivers of both trucks and passenger cars are likely to become more accepting of the technology, a survey of U.S. consumers by the market research firm J.D. Power found.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 6, 2018
Government, Safety

North Carolina Truckers to See 14.61% Surcharge on Liability Insurance

NC Insurance NCRF Annual Report

North Carolina motor carriers are being slapped with a 14.61% surcharge on their liability insurance policies to plug a $96 million shortfall in the state’s insurance risk pool.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 19, 2018

Opinion: Become a Better Trucking Insurance Buyer

Your customers view your product as a commodity. Rogue competitors lurk, willing to offer your customers a cheaper short-term deal. Rate increases are only achieved if market forces allow them, not whether you need them. Are we talking about the trucking industry or the insurance industry?

Chris E. Mikolay | Vice President, National Accounts & Truck Alternative Risk, National Interstate
March 2, 2018

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