There is a very important concept to driving safely in a car or a commercial motor vehicle; you must be able to see and you must be seen by others who are on the highway with you. Vision is critically important to safe driving, that’s why an eye exam is a part of your medical exam and why in most states renewing your license requires a simple eye test.
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Speed is a factor in every motor vehicle collision; either the actual cause of the collision or severity of the collision. The high school physics formula is Mass (weight) x Velocity (speed) = Force. So the larger the vehicle, the greater the speed the more force or energy is generated in the crash. This force is what creates the damage; to people, to vehicles and/or other property. Understanding this principle clearly illustrates why controlling and managing speed is so critically important.
One of the most serious types of crashes for commercial vehicles is the loss-of-control crash. These are typically single-vehicle crashes, involving just the vehicle and the driver and can result in a run-off-the road crash, overturn, jackknife or striking an object or another vehicle. There are contributing factors to these crashes, but the major cause of the loss-of-control crash is the driver failing to recognize the hazardous condition and react to it in time.
Motorists have been multitasking while driving for years; whether applying makeup, drinking coffee or eating lunch. But drivers today have many additional distractions when driving.
A global logistics company with 30 international locations and a diverse business interviewed multiple insurance brokers. Their decision to interview brokers was driven by their current broker’s lack of international presence and expertise, but they thought they were getting good results on their domestic program. The company narrowed down their choice to two options: Gallagher and one of our largest competitors. They chose Gallagher because we actually addressed specific problems we would fix in their insurance program, rather than only talking about our capabilities. They recognized that “biggest isn’t always the best” in their own business and believed this concept would apply to insurance brokers too.
Safety is an important topic to discuss for professional drivers. Always work safely and report unsafe conditions that might lead to injuries to you or your fellow employees.
Employers look to their peers for guidance as they pursue destination-employer status. Explore the best-in-class tactics midsize employers are using to outperform the competition in healthcare cost control and human resource management.
Employers look to their peers for guidance as they pursue destination-employer status. Explore the best-in-class tactics large employers are using to outperform the competition in healthcare cost control and human resource management.
A few days before renewal, a rail contractor contacted the Gallagher Rail Team due to lack of options provided by their current broker. Gallagher performed a thorough review of a rail contractor’s risk management program and found several significant coverage issues. We were given the opportunity to represent this contractor in the insurance marketplace. We built a program that fixed all of the coverage problems while saving the company over 15% on their premium.
A rail customer was offered only one option on their workers compensation renewal that was more than double the expiring policy. The contractor was working in more than 10 states, and their current agent was limited on the markets they could use.