The Latest News and Updates

The Latest News and Updates

Truck Insurance Premiums Rise – What can you do to control cost?

Truck insurance rates have continued to climb throughout the US and show no signs of slowing down. Increased premium costs are a result of high losses that have continued to surge over the past few years. These rate increases have driven auto liability (AL) premiums well above historic ranges. A number of insurance companies have opted to stop writing AL coverage in the truck space […]

Reliance Partners Named Best Place to Work in Insurance

 Reliance Partners has been named in the annual Best Places to Work in Insurance program, which recognizes employers for their outstanding performance in establishing workplaces where employees can thrive, enjoy their work and help their companies grow. “We recognize that the well-being of our team is the key to our agency’s long-term success,” says Andrew Ladebauche, CEO. “We are honored to be recognized for our strong […]

Freight Broker Insurance

Working with a freight broker will be a common occurrence if you own or run a shipping company. They are an important part of the process if you want things to run smoothly and are fairly expensive to hire. A freight broker is essentially the middleman between a shipper and a carrier. They manage the interactions and inform the carrier where to go. This is […]

Reliance Partners Named to Inc. 500 List

Reliance Partners has been named to the annual Inc. 500 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Reliance Partners secured the number 461 spot on prestigious list, ranking as the fastest-growing property & casualty insurance agency in the country and the 10th fastest-growing company in the state of Tennessee. Companies included on the list collectively generated 619,631 jobs over the past three […]

Insurance for Trucking Companies that Haul Explosives

If you’re in an industry that sells explosives, weapons, hazardous materials or chemicals, you’re going to have specialized insurance. This is particularly true for construction companies or oil companies who regularly may need to transport explosive materials such as oil or dynamite from time to time. In addition, even basic businesses may need explosive shipments, especially around the 4th of July and New Year’s Eve. […]

Heavy Haul Trucking Insurance

Heavy haul trucking is a very lucrative business and if you are in it or are considering getting into it, you know that you will gain immense profits from the operation. However, there are many set-backs involved in heavy haul trucking which include accidents that damage your truck, illnesses and mechanical breakdowns. These challenges can be a very huge drawback and can end up taking […]

Part III: 2017 Transportation Outlook

The third installment of this year’s look into the commercial trucking industry as seen through the eyes of your favorite insurance brokers comes at the heels of another blisteringly paced Q2 for Reliance Partners. We’ve successfully moved and settled into our new HQ in Chattanooga, TN and are anxious for offices in Chicago, IL and Buffalo, NY to open by the end of the year. […]

Semi Truck Insurance

Whether it’s a tanker, flatbed, car hauler or reefer, any semi truck has the potential to cause extensive damage to anything it may run into or over. So no matter what your reason is for owning and operating your vehicle, you will need special semi truck insurance before you can get started in the business. And to ensure the coverage you invest in actually suits […]

Tow Truck Insurance

Tow trucks come in all shapes and sizes. They are normally used for a variety of purposes. For instance, some tow trucks are used to provide roadside assistance for clients. Others may be used to clear roads after collisions. These trucks can also be used to repossess vehicles owned by people who are behind on their car loan payments. There are many tow truck companies […]

Reliance Partners Ranked Among Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces in 2017

Reliance Partners is one of the highest-scoring businesses with standout employee engagement featured in June 2017 issue of Inc. Magazine. Reliance Partners, a commercial insurance agency, has been named one of Inc. magazine’s Best Workplaces for 2017, the publication’s annual ranking in the fast-growing private company sector. Hitting newsstands and online today in the June 2017 issue, the list is the result of a comprehensive […]

Shipping Oversized Loads Over Water

With countless overdimensional shipments moving throughout the United States on a daily basis, most everyone has seen transported on our nation’s highways. But what about oversized loads and overweight loads that need to travel to domestic locations outside the contiguous 48 states? When roads and rails don’t span the gap between origin and destination, ocean-going barges and transport ships are the solution for these hard to […]

A Change in Underwriting Guidelines for Trucking

A Change in Underwriting Guidelines for Trucking Trucking Insurance companies that write auto liability coverage for long haul trucking and transportation carriers are tightening up their underwriting guidelines and increasing their rates in the California and several other states. There are several insurance companies that have pulled out of the long haul trucking market in recent years. There are others who have remain players in […]

Reliance Partners Continues to Grow, Adding to Leadership Team

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Reliance Partners expands its leadership team with the addition of veteran insurance professional, Stephen Copeland as Senior Director of Customer Service. With more than 20 years of industry experience, Copeland’s expertise and leadership skills will strengthen the agency’s capacity to expand and continue serving its national client base with excellence. “We are fortunate to have Stephen on board leading our customer service […]

Physical Damage and Collision Coverage

This insurance is coverage for your truck and trailer. This coverage is for repair or replacement for damage resulting from a truck accident in a as collision or from other types of damage such fire, theft, hail, windstorm, earthquake, flood, mischief, or vandalism to your vehicles. As a driver of a semi automatic truck your insurance needs are different from regular car users. The cost […]

Reliance Partners Named One of ‘8 Companies to Watch’ in 2017

Don’t miss the write-up on Reliance Partners in this month’s CityScope Magazine. “Why it’s a Company to Watch // Reliance Partners brings a young, energetic startup culture to an old-school industry – a competitive advantage in an evolving market. “Reliance looks very different from your typical American insurance brokerage company,” says Reliance President and COO Chad Eichelberger. “We’ve got a lot of hungry, driven people.” Fortune, […]

A Detailed Look At Occupational Hazard Insurance For Truck Drivers

According to the North American Transportation Association (NTA), truck drivers endure some of the toughest and most demanding working conditions. This includes long hours on the road, minimal physical exercise, as well as the inherent risks all drivers face while driving. Due to this, truckers require coverage that protects them and loved ones from financial difficulties in the event of an accident or even job […]

Things To Know About Flatbed Truck Insurance

A flatbed truck is a kind of truck used to carry loads. The load could be heavy metal sheets, machinery, bikes and vehicles, all of which need flatbed trucking insurance. These trucks are also used for towing. Either rigid or articulated, the truck’s load-carrying body is completely flat, with no roof or sides. As a result, the goods carried on a flatbed truck are more […]

2017 Transportation Outlook

Gentry Smith – Transportation Insurance Specialist We’ve all heard the same cheesy clichés and business mantras from companies over the years, and they often go in one ear and out the other; however there is something to be said for phrases like ‘adapt to change,’ ‘survival of the fittest,’ and ‘early adoption,’ – even in an industry as age-old and timeless as transportation and logistics. […]

Importance Of Commercial Trucking Insurance

Road transportation is the primary method of transport within a country. Commercial trucks are among the most popular vehicles used in road transportation to carry waste, raw materials and finished goods. While commercial trucks are bigger in size than the average vehicle, they are quite vulnerable to accidents and damages. Every year, there are a number of reported cases of collisions and other types of […]

Why Intermodal Trucking Insurance Matters

Intermodal trucking is becoming the go-to choice for companies interested in long-haul shipping. Some of these companies invest a significant amount of money in each shipment. The following are a few reasons why intermodal trucking insurance matters. Various Transport Phases Some shippers are leery of intermodal trucking due to the transitional phases the container will go through. But many choose this option because it is […]

Guide To Bobtail Insurance And Rate My Truck Insurance

Bobtail Insurance offers great solutions that are designed to satisfy your insurance needs. The available plans are well suited to different types of customers, including single owner operators and those running large fleets. The company has a solid reputation in the sector thanks to a superb customer service. Bobtail makes it easier to select the ideal insurance products for your organization. The service provider also […]

Reliance Partners Opens in Birmingham

Chattanooga-based Reliance Partners, a provider of commercial insurance focused on the transportation and logistics space has announced the opening of the company’s new Birmingham, AL location. Reliance Partners has been recognized by numerous publications for its growth and top work environment. The company was most recently featured in Fortune as one of America’s Best Workplaces and Inc.com as a member of its 500 | 5000 […]

Reliance Partners Named in Business Insurance’s Annual Best Places to Work in Insurance

Award Recognizes Outstanding Employers in the Insurance Industry Business Insurance announced that Reliance Partners, LLC has been named in the annual Best Places to Work in Insurance, which recognizes employers for their outstanding performance in establishing workplaces where employees can thrive, enjoy their work and help their companies grow. “We know that our company’s success depends upon much more than the products and services we […]

Taking Hazmat Module 1 For Safety And Profit

Taking Hazmat Module 1 For Safety And Profit One of the biggest problems with running a transportation company is the safety record. A low number of accidents is not just a matter of bragging rights; the fewer accidents a company has the better its insurance rates are as well, and that can help the company’s bottom line. Fewer accidents are good for the environment as […]

Reliance Partners Named One of the Country’s Best Work Places

Reliance Partners, LLC was ranked number 21 of the country’s Best Small and Medium Workplaces recently announced by consulting firm Great Place to Work® and Fortune. Great Place to Work® reviewed the survey results of more than 52,000 employees from hundreds of companies in the ranking process. Among the findings from the study: trust fuels business performance. For example, the Best Small and Medium Workplaces […]

7 Key Considerations When Choosing A Trucking Freight Brokerage

According to the American Trucking Associations (ATA), the trucking industry delivers 70% (9.2 billion tons) of all the freight delivered to businesses and individuals across the US. To achieve this goal, the trucking industry relies on more than 3 million drivers and almost 3 million heavy-duty class-8 trucks that consume over 37 billion gallons of diesel annually. In addition, truckers rely on brokers to fill […]

A Brief Introduction to High Risk Transportation Insurance

Before I entered the commercial trucking insurance industry, I was as naïve to the trucking world as just about anyone. I quickly immersed myself in learning the trucking industry as much, if not more, than insurance itself – ensuring that I understand the exact needs of each prospective trucking company. Whether it’s the CEO of a massive fleet operation, a driver with their own authority […]

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