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November 17, 2017

How ELDs Could Cut the High Cost of 'Crash Harm'

A pilot study by Oregon State University illustrates the high economic cost of having too few safe places for commercial truck drivers to park and rest — but an indirect solution may be on the horizon. Analysis by Business Contributing Editor Evan Lockridge.

June 16, 2017

Neb. Utility Expects to Save $50,000 on Insurance

Consolidating its insurance policies will increase the value of the Metropolitan Utilities District’s insured property while lowering premiums and fees.

June 12, 2017

TomTom Allies with Verisk Insurance Solutions

Through the alliance, fleet owners can choose to flow driving data collected by the TomTom Telematics Service Platform with WEBFLEET, the company's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) fleet management solution, into the Verisk Data Exchange.

June 2, 2017

FMCSA Yanks Minimum Insurance Rulemaking

More than three years after launching a rulemaking to increase minimum insurance requirements for trucking, the FMCSA is dropping the effort because it says it has not collected enough information to warrant going forward-- at least for now.

November 7, 2016

Insurance and Energy Industries are Embracing the Use of Drones

When I first read articles about the use of drones in fleet operations, I used to roll my eyes. But, no longer. After talking with many fleet managers, I now believe that drones in commercial applications will have a major impact in a variety of industries. At most companies, drone operations will fall outside the domain of fleet, at least initially. As FAA restrictions are eased, drones will proliferate into mainstream business practices, with the insurance and energy industries in the vanguard

June 15, 2016

Insured Tailgate Theft Declines 6%

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) reports today that insured tailgate thefts declined 6% in 2015, reversing a consecutive five-year escalating theft trend.

August 28, 2015

Zonar, ATG Agree to Data-Sharing Deal

Telematics provider Zonar Systems has partnered with ATG Risk Solutions to offer risk management and underwriting programs to fleet customers through a clearinghouse.

April 27, 2015

Snowstorm Accident Oddly Helps Utility Cover Cost of New Truck

The weather-related car accident that left a utility truck totaled is actually working out in the fleet's favor: the insurance money will now help buy two new vehicles.

April 6, 2015

How Will Autonomous Vehicles Disrupt Fleet Management?

Publicly held corporations include risk factors in their annual reports that forecast potential market forces that may impact their business. Recently, three insurance companies and an auto-parts supplier cited the emergence of autonomous vehicles as potentially disruptive to their future business.

March 17, 2015

Least Expensive 2015 Vehicles to Insure Announced

Three vehicles widely used in commercial fleets including the Ford Escape, Ford Edge, and Dodge Grand Caravan made the list of the 10 least expensive vehicles to insure, according to an annual report by Insure.com.

December 10, 2014

Insurer Offers Driver Training to Construction Fleets

XL Group's North America Construction insurance unit has begun offering driver safety training to construction fleets in collaboration with Issaquah, Wash.-based Swerve Fleet Training to improve that industry's safety record.

October 20, 2014

Mercury Insurance Offers Commercial Policies in 10 States

Mercury Insurance has expanded its commercial auto insurance coverage to business owners and fleet managers in Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

October 8, 2014

Telematics ROI Beyond Fuel Savings

When fleets make a full commitment to telematics they often find countless other ways to leverage the data beyond fuel.

August 4, 2014

Drowsy Driving Top Condition of People Who Shouldn't Drive

Drowsy driving ranked at the top of seven conditions listed in the survey that should have caused drivers not to get behind the wheel. Survey respondents also widely supported (60 percent) making drowsy driving against the law.

January 28, 2014

Component Theft and Vandalism: A Growing Expense for Truck Fleet Managers

Protecting vehicle assets from vandalism and theft is a growing problem for many fleets.Industrywide, these thefts run the gamut from catalytic converters, tailgates, and spare tires, all the way to the vehicle itself. As fuel prices increase, fuel theft becomes more common, especially fuel siphoning. Trucks parked overnight are found the next day with holes in the fuel tanks to steal the drained fuel. Here's what companies need to do to secure unattended vehicles.

December 17, 2013

Study: Louisiana Has Nation's Worst Drivers

Louisiana has claimed the top of a list of states with the worst drivers for the second year in a row, according to a study by Car Insurance Comparison.

March 6, 2012

Nissan Frontier King Cab Nabs Least Expensive to Insure Award

FRANKLIN, TN -The 2012 Nissan Frontier S King Cab and Frontier SV King Cab models were recently named as the “Least Expensive Vehicles to Insure” by Insure.com.

November 11, 2008

Commercial Auto Insurer Announces Progressive Truck Tips Contest

MAYFIELD VILLAGE, OHIO – Commercial auto insurance company Progressive is holding a contest for the public. Anyone can submit their “best truck tips” online at the Progressive Truck Tips Web site for a shot at a $5,000 grand prize.

April 30, 2008

Cargo and General Liability Insurance Now Available From Progressive

MAYFIELD VILLAGE, OHIO – Progressive is rounding out its offerings for small businesses with cargo and general liability insurance.

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