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.
Every day, our small business specialists are focused on superior customer service and tailored insurance protection for small businesses. Our client-centric approach is designed to make the insurance buying process easy for you so you can focus on what is important; your business! Here are some resources to guide you in your insurance buying process as well as key risk exposures that are facing small businesses today.
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Regardless what part of the country you live in, winter brings changes to the way we do our job. Less daylight, colder temperatures, the additional hazards of snow, ice, freezing rain and fog all make a tough job even tougher.
25% of all commercial vehicle accidents involve backing up and most backing collisions are preventable. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says 90% of backing accidents can be attributed to the driver not being aware of an obstacle or the driver using improper backing techniques.
As a professional driver, your workplace is “the road.” The National Safety Council’s Defensive Driving Course for Professional Truck Drivers has a really challenging section on achieving excellence while behind the wheel. Excellence is defined as, “the state, quality or conditions of excelling (or superiority).”
Those big yellow and black buses are rolling and the kids are running to, from and around them. They aren’t thinking about safety so all drivers, especially the professional drivers, have an additional challenge. Don’t let your guard down around schools or school buses. Be a careful driver and help these kids grow up safe and happy!
Federal Motor Carrier Safety (FMCS) Regulations Section 392.16 requires that all commercial vehicle drivers be restrained with a “seat belt assemble.” However, the seat belt remains the most important safety device in your vehicle. As a professional driver we thought the information below would be of interest to you.
One of the driving errors that leads to serious crashes is excessive speed on entrance and exit ramps/curves. With the improvement in highway design and with most of the professional driver’s time being spent on limited access or interstate-type highways we can get lulled into a false sense of security thinking we don’t have a lot to worry about on these roads.
A NAW member 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.
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.
You’re driving down the interstate; you have a bright sunny day, dry road and moderate to light traffic. There’s relaxing music on the radio, you’re actually a little ahead of schedule for a change and everything is right with the world. Suddenly, “from out of nowhere,” this red vehicle whips around you, hits the brakes and heads for the shoulder of the highway. You have to hit the brakes and steer around them to avoid a collision and they have just ruined your peaceful day. Question, is that the first time that or a similar event has ever happened to you? Probably not, and for certain it won’t be the last. That is what we call a NEAR MISS.