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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 [...]

1609, 2019

Leading Transportation Specialist Shaun Courtney Joins Bryson Team

By |September 16th, 2019|Newsroom, Transportation Insurance|

Bryson & Associates is delighted to announce Shaun Courtney, Senior Account Executive, to its Transportation team.   “I am truly excited to have Shaun join us,” said Tammy McCarthy, Bryson’s Director of Transportation.  “His background and strong technical expertise in Transportation, Logistics, and Marine for small to large enterprises has allowed him to become a true leader in this field.” Courtney [...]

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 [...]

309, 2018

The Importance of Fighting Tickets in Trucking Industry

By |September 3rd, 2018|Transportation Insurance, Webinar|

As the insurance market continues to harden for the transportation industry, it has never been more important to do everything in your power to maintain a safe record. This means taking proactive steps to create things like a Culture of Safety within your trucking organization. It is also important to develop reactive strategies for situations like fighting tickets. Joel Lacoursiere [...]

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 [...]

2711, 2017

Gearing up for the Holiday Season

By |November 27th, 2017|Transportation Insurance|

With the Christmas season (yes, I said that word!) just around the corner, it is not only a time that we start to gear up to get all the Christmas cheer stocked up and gifts for under the tree but also a time for criminal minds to be at their peak! What a season to shop for loaded trailers full of [...]

1708, 2017

How much does that claim really cost?

By |August 17th, 2017|Transportation Insurance|

It is surprising how many transportation and fleet companies look at their insurance loss run and identify the figure with the total cost. This method of cost evaluation is inaccurate on such a magnificent scale. Somewhat parallel to the iceberg theory, only 20% is visible. The remaining 80% is quite relevant but goes unnoticed and therefore easily overlooked or overshadowed. [...]

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