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1506, 2022

Risk Management & Disaster Planning

By |June 15th, 2022|Risk Management, Transportation Insurance|

We all read the papers, listen to the radio or watch the nightly news and, for the majority of us, we are incredibly fortunate to be able to turn off or tune out the problems that occur in our backyards or around the world. Risk managers of companies take notice of what is happening and assess risk daily. Risk managers [...]

2505, 2022

Commercial Drivers Are Company Ambassadors

By |May 25th, 2022|Transportation Insurance|

Recently I had the experience of dealing with a driver who, for reasons known to all involved, could not be insured. I welcomed the opportunity to talk to the driver directly with the mere hope of explaining litigation and credibility issues from a defendant’s perspective. In the event of a severe loss, the driver's file is sanctioned immediately. This is [...]

605, 2021

Safely sharing the road with transport trucks

By |May 6th, 2021|Personal Insurance, Transportation Insurance|

Your vehicle license comes with more responsibility than just being able to parallel park without hitting the cars around you. It also means being aware of your surroundings while driving, especially when it comes to the vehicles and other drivers around you-- most notably, transport trucks. In Ontario, heavy truck crashes account for almost one-fifth of all motor vehicle deaths [...]

3003, 2020

Transport Canada Updates HOS Regulations for Essential Freight for COVID-19

By |March 30th, 2020|Transportation Insurance|

Transport Canada has released guidance similar to what the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) did last week as relief to truck drivers during COVID-19. Drivers who move essential freight between our provinces will be exempt from hours-of-service (HOS) requirements. The primary difference between Transport Canada and the DOT release is that Canadian truck drivers have to make sure their Bill of Lading [...]

512, 2019

Understanding the Bill of Lading – Webinar

By |December 5th, 2019|Transportation Insurance, Webinar|

Developing a better understanding of the Bill of Lading is essential for transportation professionals. Topics discussed include: What is the difference between the shipper or carrier issuing a Bill of Lading? What is a declared value shipment and what is the intent behind it? What are the best carrier practices when dealing with a declared value Bill of Lading? What [...]

2103, 2019

Trucking Technology Evolves in 2019

By |March 21st, 2019|Transportation Insurance|

Technology has taken over much of the world, including transportation. ECM downloads can predict the activity of engines, refrigerated trailers speak to the language of temperature variations from pick up to delivery, satellite tracking provide real time delivery of location, movement of vehicles, technology is improving lane assistance awareness while dash cams record a multitude of information both while in [...]

2812, 2018

Risks in Shipping Contracts with Gordon Hearn

By |December 28th, 2018|Transportation Insurance|

The movement of goods presents risks to every business included along the distribution chain. Whether you are a shipper, load broker, carrier, or freight agent awareness on specific shipping contract risks is important. Why does my business model matter for my trucking company? Along with his colleague, Carole McAfee Wallace, Gordon Hearn joined us to go in to much greater [...]

2211, 2018

Hidden Pitfalls in Carrier Contracts

By |November 22nd, 2018|Transportation Insurance, Webinar|

Whether you are a carrier, broker, or performing carrier there are certain risks you take on when signing a contract. The question is: Do you know the risks your company is agreeing to when signing a contract? In a busy and competitive industry, it can be difficult to take the time necessary to thoroughly review contracts before signing. However, it is [...]

2808, 2018

The Cost of a Data Breach for a Trucking Operation is More Than You Think

By |August 28th, 2018|Commercial Insurance, Cyber Insurance, Transportation Insurance|

The cost of a data breach is going up with Digital Privacy Act amendments The Digital Privacy Act amendments that alter PIPEDA (Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act) came into effect November 1st, 2018. The amendment makes it mandatory for any company that experiences a data breach to report it to the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and any potentially impacted clients, employees and [...]

507, 2018

Cyber Threats: an article by Linda Colgan

By |July 5th, 2018|Commercial Insurance, Cyber Insurance|

Almost daily, it is possible to read something on hackers penetrating personal and commercial businesses to gain access to information that benefits the avails of crime.  No one is above being vulnerable.  It’s not only bank accounts or credit cards these criminals want; its identity as well.   The evidence is clear cyber threats are here, and it’s not only through [...]

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