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Dec 2018

6 Things You Should Know About Personal Conveyance

Check out this article featuring our very own VP of Risk Services, John Seidl. Please click here to read the full article!

Dec 2018

The Future of Freight

Want to learn more about the Future of Freight? Sahej Singh, Strategy Analyst at Reliance Partners, recently contributed “Freight Revolution”,  by FreightWaves and Uber Freight.   Please click  here (pg.64) to read the full article!

Nov 2018

All About Trucking Liability Insurance

If you have a vehicle for personal or business, you are required to have insurance. This is typically paid when you register your vehicle to be on the road and is required by law. But beyond that, you do not need to get extra insurance and if you are in an accident, it can be quite costly. For this reason, many people choose to buy […]

Nov 2018

New Venture Trucking Insurance

Thinking about starting your own trucking authority? Here are some insights that might benefit you before picking out a company name and registering for a DOT (Department of Transportation) and MC (Motor Carrier) authority. (Motor Carrier authority is needed in cases where a business operates across state lines). Trucking insurance is not like regular personal auto-insurance. The premiums and limits of liability can be much […]

Nov 2018

Trucking Companies That Train Drivers

The trucking industry is an exciting career choice hence many people are now considering to either invest or seek employment opportunities in the industry. Those who want to get jobs as truck drivers may however wonder how they could get training. There are some training companies that train drivers as well as some dedicated training institutions that train these professionals. Trucker driver training by these […]

Nov 2018

Reliance Partners Names Chief Sales Officer and Location in Austin, TX

RELIANCE PARTNERS NAMES CHIEF SALES OFFICER AND ANNOUNCES NEW LOCATION IN AUSTIN, TX   Chattanooga, Tenn. – November 19, 2018 – Reliance Partners is pleased to announce the addition of Brandon Richards as Chief Sales Officer and growth into the Austin market.  Richards is a veteran insurance professional with more than 17 years in the commercial transportation insurance space. Brandon’s addition also marks the opening of a […]

Nov 2018

The CAB Tells All

That time of year can be very stressful for some people. Yes, that time of year I am speaking of is the renewal of your insurance policy. A helpful way to smooth the transition from policy to policy each year is taking care to understand what information is made available by FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration). One service in particular plays a critical role […]

Nov 2018

What Makes Reliance Partners a Great Place to Work?

October 25, 2018 Reliance Partners was named a top workplace in America by Fortune Magazine. While companies look to recruit and hire candidates that fit company culture, it is equally as important for job seekers to find the right fit. What should one expect in a typical day working for Reliance Partners? Collaborative Environment When society pictures a work environment, cubicles, silence and little employee […]

Oct 2018

RELIANCE PARTNERS NAMED 8TH BEST WORKPLACE IN AMERICA 2018 BY FORTUNE MAGAZINE

Chattanooga, Tenn., October 25,2018 – Reliance Partners Named One of the 2018 Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance by FORTUNE and Great Place to Work® This ranking considered more than 158,000 employees in the Financial Services & Insurance sector. Great Place to Work®, a research and consulting firm, partnered with FORTUNE to evaluate more than 50 elements of team members’ experience on the job. […]

Oct 2018

RELIANCE PARTNERS NAMED A GREAT PLACE TO WORK FOR 3RD CONSECUTIVE YEAR

  Reliance Partners was certified as a great workplace today by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work® Reliance Partners earned this credential based on extensive ratings provided by its employees in anonymous surveys. A summary of these ratings can be found at http://reviews.greatplacetowork.com/reliance-partners. “We’re very proud to be recognized as a top employer and look forward to providing a great environment for employees […]

Oct 2018

Transportation Meets Customer Service

Reliance Partners was founded in 2009 by a group of individuals with a common vision: to bridge the gap between insurance and customer service. Reliance Partners has become a leading insurance brokerage and consulting firm for the transportation, logistics, hospitality and manufacturing industries. This is great news as we are one of the fastest-growing insurance agencies in the United States, but what makes Reliance Partners […]

Oct 2018

RELIANCE PARTNERS NAMED AS FREIGHT.TECH 100 COMPANY BY FREIGHT WAVES

Reliance Partners has been named to the Freight.Tech 100 list by Freight Waves.  Freight.Tech 100 was created to recognize the most innovative and disciplined companies in freight. Companies on the list span all lines of transportation and prioritize innovation.  Out of more than five hundred applicants, Reliance earned a spot on this prestigious list among others like Amazon and JB Hunt. “We are honored to rank on the Freight.Tech […]

Oct 2018

Log Truck Insurance

Log Truck Insurance Logs are typically between 20 and 100 feet in length (or even longer) and depending on the tree; each could weigh over a ton. As such, the risks of them tipping and causing accidents and injuries are even higher in comparison to boxed loads. Log truck insurance provides coverage for the driver, the vehicle and any motorist impacted by accidental tipping and […]

Oct 2018

Long Haul Truck Insurance

Long Haul Truck Insurance Long haul truck insurance safeguards trucking companies from a lot of the potential costs that could result from an accident. Tractor-trailer trucks fall in the category of the biggest vehicles that are driven on public roads in the United States. The accidents in which they are involved can be tremendously severe and costly. When involved in a collision, an 18-wheeler can […]

Oct 2018

Reliance Partners’ John Seidl to Speak at 49th Annual IAICDV

Back by popular demand to the 49th Annual IAICDV Annual Convention, John Seidl will leverage his experience to help members of the International Association of Ice Cream Distributors and Vendors learn more about the latest safety strategy, safety culture, risk assessment, and compliance. Learn more about the event here.    

Sep 2018

Commercial Truck Insurance Quotes

Commercial Truck Insurance Quotes When you venture into the truck business, one of the key requirements you need to fulfill is taking out commercial truck insurance quotes for your vehicle or fleet. To pick the ideal policy, you should check relevant information about your trucks. One of the first things you must do is to compile a list of details about the trucks, such as model, make, […]

Aug 2018

Standard Shipping Container Dimensions

Shipping container dimensions have been standardized, so they do not vary from one market to another, or from country to country. This is because they are made to international standards, making cross-border trade much more accessible. Containers can also be interchanged by shipping, rail and truck companies easily without having to make any adjustments whatsoever. The following are standard shipping container dimensions. External Containers Dimensions The […]

Aug 2018

How Do Long-Haul Drivers Stay Awake

You are continually fighting exhaustion, fatigue, and boredom. Your body wants to stop but you have to meet the deadline. How do long-haul drivers stay awake: There are several things you can do to stay awake during your long-haul driving. Know the Signs of Drowsiness You are repeatedly yawning. It is becoming difficult to keep your eyes open. You are facing difficulty in focusing on […]

Aug 2018

Reliance Partners Names Howell Chief Operating Officer

Reliance Partners has promoted Laura Ann Howell to the position of Chief Operating Officer. Prior to the promotion, Laura Ann began her career with Reliance Partners in 2015 as Vice President, overseeing HR and Finance. She was promoted in 2017 to Senior Vice President overseeing operations. Howell, 29, previously served as Vice President for Thompson Appalachian Hardwoods where she co-founded a trucking company and freight […]

Aug 2018

Reliance Partners Named to Inc. 5000 List

Chattanooga, Tenn. August 15, 2018 – Reliance Partners, LLC, a commercial insurance agency announced today that it has been named to the annual Inc. 500|5000 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Reliance Partners secured the number 591 spot on prestigious list, ranking as the fastest-growing property & casualty insurance agency in the United States and the 10th fastest-growing company in the state […]

Jul 2018

Liquor Liability Insurance – What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

If you own an establishment that serves alcohol, but you have no idea what liquor liability insurance is, you need to read this pronto. In simplest terms, liquor liability is a type of insurance that covers you for any liability arising from selling, dispensing or otherwise serving alcohol. Let’s assume, for the sake of example that there’s been a bar brawl in your establishment. Liquor […]

Jul 2018

Employment Practices Liability Insurance

Employment Practices Liability insurance is a coverage plan for employers to safeguard their financial concerns arising from claims made against them by employees. Generally, referred to as EPLI, these insurances are to cover the employer in events of allegations raised against the employer or the company on issues such as employment malpractices, sexual harassment, and wrongful or forced terminations. The Need for Employment Practices Liability […]

Jul 2018

Cyber Liability Insurance – Why You Need It

In the past few years, cyber liability insurance has become increasingly popular due to the growing number of cyber security incidents, such as data breaches, hacking, extortion, data destruction and denial of service attacks. Unfortunately, in the event of a cyber incident, such as a data breach, your business may be liable for damages, especially if cybercriminals manage to steal your customers’ data, such as […]

Jul 2018

New Venture Truck Insurance

The truck industry is one of the volatile markets today. It is crucial that you have a new venture truck insurance policy to cover liabilities that come in losses and damages. Any start-up company needs insurance cover for primary auto liabilities and physical damage coverage. Make sure you go through comparison shopping to help in settling for the best option. Why You Need Insurance Coverage Being […]

Jul 2018

Business Owners Policy (BOP)

Designed specifically for small business, a business owners policy (BOP) is a type of business protection insurance product that combines a several basic protection insurance products, including commercial property, business interruption insurance and general liability insurance, into one policy. Because a BOP is a consolidated insurance product, it typically costs less than the sum of its individual components. In other words, it is cheaper to […]

Jul 2018

Garage Keepers Liability Coverage – What You Need To Know

When you drop off your car at an auto repair garage, you do not only expect it to be fixed, but you expect it to remain safe while in the custody of the garage keeper. A general liability policy does not cover damage to vehicles that do not belong to the insured party. This is where the garage keepers liability coverage comes in. Here is […]

Jun 2018

Moving and Storage Insurance

The trucking industry is one of the most volatile markets and is prone to several problems like industrial and occupational accidents; however, one of the most important liabilities that can emerge is loss or damage to the goods being carried and transported by the trucks. This is where moving and storage insurance comes into play. Rough handling, improper coordination are just a few of the […]

Jun 2018

Agriculture Equipment Insurance

Agriculture Equipment Insurance In modern farming, a farmer or ranch owner is more dependent on his agriculture equipment insurance to function well and increase output than he or she is on the weather or other natural elements. All equipment should run smoothly around the clock to ensure the success of your farm or ranch. However, it is nearly impossible to negate the chances of equipment […]

May 2018

Lease Purchase Trucking

Lease purchase trucking agreements are basically a situation in which a driver that is working for a particular company is allowed to continue driving while making partial payments for the truck they are responsible for. The agreement often stipulates that the driver should make weekly or monthly payments. At fruition of the agreement, the driver has the option to purchase the particular vehicle or upgrade […]

May 2018

Truck Insurance Exchange – What Is The Definition?

Truck Insurance Exchange (TIE) is among the several insurers that make up Farmers Insurance Group (FIG). In tandem with Fire Insurance Exchange and Farmers Insurance Exchange (FIE), and the several affiliates and subsidiaries, TIE offers homeowners, automobile, business owners and personal umbrella insurance. The Exchange is owned by its active members or subscribers. The subscribers choose a governing board that supervises the Exchange’s financial affairs […]

May 2018

Inc. Magazine Recognizes Reliance as a Top Workplace

  RELIANCE PARTNERS RECOGNIZED AS  A TOP WORKPLACE BY INC. MAGAZINE Chattanooga, Tenn., May 24, 2018 – Reliance Partners has been named on Inc. magazine’s Best Workplaces in 2018, the magazine’s annual ranking in the fast-growing private company sector. Out of thousands of applicants,  Reliance was one of two companies in Tennessee named to the list and one of five companies in the insurance industry. […]

Apr 2018

OOIDA Truck Insurance – Features and Benefits

Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) provides a whole range of budget-friendly OOIDA truck insurance covers to small-company truckers. With a good amount of experience and expertise in the commercial truck insurance business, OOIDA has pretty much pioneered the development of low-cost insurance goods for truck owners and operators. And it has been doing this since the 1970s. However, OOIDA is more than just OOIDA truck […]

Apr 2018

Interstate Trucking Insurance

In the US, Interstate Trucking (the movement of commercial cargo from one state to another) is often more expensive that Intrastate Trucking (the movement of commercial cargo within the same state). The high costs are linked to federal requirements. One major requirement for Interstate Trucking is auto insurance. With an Interstate Trucking Insurance, the costs for moving cargos from state to state are significantly reduced. […]

Apr 2018

Reliance Partners Announces New Office Opening in Central Florida

Reliance Partners is pleased to announce an office expansion in Vero Beach, FL. The expansion marks the fifth office location for Reliance with additional expansion plans underway. Reliance Partners is a commercial insurance specialist with a large presence in the transportation marketplace where the company offers insurance services in 48 states. Reliance has been recognized by numerous publications for its growth and top work environment. […]

Apr 2018

Reliance Partners Announces New V.P. of Risk Services – John Seidl

Reliance Partners is pleased to announce addition of John Seidl as V.P. of Risk Services. Seidl is recognized as a leading expert in DOT commercial transportation compliance and will be strong resource for Reliance Partners’ current and future clients. As a former Wisconsin State Motor Carrier Trooper and FMCSA Investigator with more than 20 years of experience in risk services, Seidl is well versed in […]

Mar 2018

Reliance Named One of the 2018 Best Workplaces by FORTUNE

  Reliance Partners Named One of the 2018 Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance by FORTUNE and Great Place to Work® Chattanooga, TN – Great Place to Work and FORTUNE have honored Reliance Partners as one of the 2018 Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance. The ranking considered input from more than 76,000 employees in the Financial Services & Insurance sector. Great Place […]

Mar 2018

What Would Happen If The Trucking Industry Stopped?

The trucking industry has been around since the mid-20th century and has become an integral part of the American identity. The American economy relies on the trucking industry to transport goods, food, construction materials, and much more. These goods are generally picked up at manufacturing plants and transported overland to retail distributors. From there, they make their way into malls, shops, restaurants, and construction sites; […]

Feb 2018

Commercial Truck Insurance – How To Keep Costs Low

Commercial Truck Insurance The insurance of company vehicles, including trucks is a key component of an organization’s operating budget. According to a study published by GE Capital in 2009, companies with a fleet of vehicles could save significantly on commercial truck insurance by looking in detail at the contracts in order to optimize the costs. First of all, it is important to note that only […]

Feb 2018

Reliance Named Chattanooga Business of the Year

Reliance Partners was named Chattanooga’s Business of the Year by the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce. We are thrilled to have won the large category for Business of the Year and would like to thank our employees, clients, markets and the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce for the honor. We look forward to another year of serving our customers, expanding our presence around the country and shaking up […]

Feb 2018

Truck Insurance Brokers Say Consumer Demand For Fast Shipping Growing

Truck Insurance Brokers As e-commerce expands aggressively, consumer demand for faster deliveries becomes an crucial factor, and according to truck insurance brokers, it’s transforming how packages are assembled, shipped, and amassed, forcing fleets to quickly adapt. In fact, retail stores continue to take hits, causing physical locations to close their doors, and this means an increase in online shopping and shipping. 55% of consumers want […]

Jan 2018

Reliance Partners joins Blockchain in Transport Alliance

Reliance Partners joins Blockchain in Transport Alliance -John Paul Hampstead Chattanooga, Tenn. – January 31, 2018 – Today Reliance Partners, one of the fastest growing privately-held property and casualty insurance brokerage in the United States, announced its membership into the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA). Founded in 2009, Reliance Partners quickly became an industry leader in transportation and logistics insurance and was recognized as the tenth fastest […]

Dec 2017

Basic Guide To 18 Wheeler Insurance

Basic Guide To 18 Wheeler Insurance It is no secret that 18 wheeler insurance does not come cheap owing to the considerable liability risks associated with the trucking business. For this reason, it is important to find an insurance firm that understands 18 wheelers and provide practical policies that meet specific requirements at a reasonable cost. The cost of insuring a truck is determined by […]

Dec 2017

Owner Operator Truck Insurance

Owner Operator Truck Insurance Being an owner operator of a commercial truck comes with various advantages but you have to take more responsibilities as well. Your earnings are higher and you get to keep all the benefits and proceeds from your trucking business. You are free to choose what type of goods you want to transport and where you are ready to go. It presents […]

Nov 2017

Freight Broker Training

Companies in the freight brokerage business are highly motivated today than 5 years ago. This is because of the many opportunities found in this lucrative sector. With the economy improving around the word each day, freight broking is becoming more promising than ever. Reliance Partners, an insurance brokerage firm, understand this and they form a template of what the business is all about. Looking at […]

Nov 2017

Role Of A Truck Weigh Station

A truck weigh station plays a vital role when it comes to inspecting vehicular weights. The inspections are carried out for a wide variety of reasons. The stations rely on specially designed scales, which measure the mass of cargo transported by road. They measure both laden and empty vehicles. The systems can be used to monitor compliance with the traffic requirements of axle and wheel […]

Nov 2017

Reliance Partners Open Chicago Office

  Reliance has expanded its Midwest by opening a new office in the Chicago area. Reliance Partners has been recognized by numerous publications for its growth and top work environment. The company was most recently featured in Inc Magazine as a member of its 500 Fastest Growing Privately-Held Companies in 2017, Inc. Magazine’s 2017 ‘50 Best Workplaces,’ and in Fortune as one of “America’s Best Workplaces.” Edgar Mercado will lead the […]

Oct 2017

FORTUNE Names Reliance Partners One of 2017’s Best Workplaces

Reliance Partners announces it has been named one of the 2017 Best Small & Medium Workplaces by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE. This ranking considered 74,000 surveys from employees at hundreds of businesses in all sectors of the economy.  Reliance Partners earned a spot on this list based on co-workers’ assessment of the camaraderie, leadership, fairness, rewards and career opportunities enjoyed by all in […]

Oct 2017

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 […]

Sep 2017

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 […]

Aug 2017

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 […]

Aug 2017

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 […]

Aug 2017

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. […]

Jul 2017

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 […]

Jul 2017

Reliance Partners Opens Northeast Office

Reliance Partners will expand its market presence in the Northeast with the the opening of the company’s Buffalo, NY location on July, 14, 2017. The company has been recognized by numerous publications for its growth and top work environment. The company was most recently featured in Inc. Magazine’s 2017 “50 Best Workplaces”, in Fortune as one of “America’s Best Workplaces” and Inc.com as a member […]

Jul 2017

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. […]

Jul 2017

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 […]

Jun 2017

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 […]

Jun 2017

RELIANCE PARTNERS PROMOTES HOWELL TO SVP

Chattanooga, Tenn., June 22, 2017 – Reliance Partners, a leading commercial insurance agency has promoted Laura Ann Howell to the position of Senior Vice President. Prior to the promotion, Laura Ann began her career with Reliance Partners in 2015 as Vice President, overseeing HR and Finance. She previously served as Vice President for Thompson Appalachian Hardwoods where she founded a trucking company and freight brokerage. […]

Jun 2017

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 […]

May 2017

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 […]

May 2017

Part II: 2017 Transportation Outlook

With a record-setting Q1 in our rear-view, Reliance Partners is entrenching itself in Q2 efforts and continuing to grow at an exciting and sustainable rate.  We’ve outgrown our second office in the past 18 months and are anxiously anticipating the move into a new office in the heart of Downtown Chattanooga later this month.  Check out a sneak peek below: http://i.imgur.com/NfhKUdT.gifv We’re fortunate to have […]

Apr 2017

The Potential Impacts of Electronic Logging Devices on Transportation Insurance

Reliance Partners’ CEO, Andrew Ladebauche, speaks to Freight Waves about the potential impacts of the upcoming Electronic Logging Device ELD rule change on transportation insurance marketplace. Learn more about how these devices will affect insurance rates for the transportation industry. To read the full article, follow this link.

Apr 2017

How To Transport A Boat On A Tractor Trailer

How to transport a boat on a tractor trailer can be a very challenging experience, especially if you are the owner of the boat and you’re doing this for the very first time. Not that the task requires very specialized skills. On the contrary, how to transport a boat on a tractor trailer–can be as mundane and as ordinary to a truck trailer driver. So […]

Mar 2017

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 […]

Mar 2017

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 […]

Mar 2017

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 […]

Feb 2017

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, […]

Feb 2017

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 […]

Feb 2017

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 […]

Jan 2017

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. […]

Jan 2017

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 […]

Jan 2017

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 […]

Dec 2016

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 […]

Dec 2016

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 […]

Nov 2016

How To Choose A Heavy Equipment Transporter

Transporting heavy equipment is not a job that is as easy as may seem and this explains why anyone would want to be very careful when looking for a heavy equipment transporter. There are many freight companies out there, but it is important to know that not all of them are the same. If it is your first time looking for a heavy equipment transporter, […]

Nov 2016

Tips On Getting Oversize Permits For Shipping Goods

If a person is shipping an oversize load inside a single state, then he or she will need an oversize permit from the state in question. If the item is being transported through numerous states, then a permit from each state in question is necessary. As the definitions of an oversize load vary from state to state, one will want to check local laws and […]

Nov 2016

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 […]

Oct 2016

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 […]

Oct 2016

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 […]

Sep 2016

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 […]

Sep 2016

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 […]

Aug 2016

“18 and Life”

I’m going to apologize to all of you who clicked on this link thinking this story was about a famous Skid Row song. Although there’s so much to love about 80’s hair bands, this story is about something else I’m very passionate about – 18 wheelers. I don’t drive one and will never be qualified enough to do so. They are fascinating pieces of equipment […]

Aug 2016

Reliance Partners, LLC Named to Inc. 5000 Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Chattanooga, Tenn. August 17, 2016 – Inc. magazine recognizes Reliance Partners, LLC on its 35th annual Inc. 5000 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Reliance Partners ranked number 729 on prestigious list with three-year sales growth of 542%. “Being named to the Inc. 5000 list highlights our dedication to progressive thinking, innovation and company culture.” said Chad Eichelberger, President and COO […]

Aug 2016

Streamlining the Claims Process for Commercial Truck Insurance

Though your commercial trucking company is always concerned with safety, the truth is that at some time an accident will happen. The key to a smooth commercial insurance claims process is to follow a few simple steps. These steps should begin immediately following any accident. When these steps are followed methodically they can dramatically reduce any claim delays and denials. The result for your commercial […]

Jul 2016

Reliance Partners Named a 2016-2017 Great Workplace

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Reliance Partners was certified as a great workplace today by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work®. Reliance Partners earned this credential based on extensive ratings provided by its employees in anonymous surveys. A summary of these ratings can be found at http://reviews.greatplacetowork.com/reliance-partners. Reliance Partners is one of fastest-growing commercial insurance agencies in the nation. The company expects to double revenue […]

Jul 2016

How Shipping Dangerous Goods Can Be Done Safely

Many types of materials ranging from biological hazards to nuclear waste are shipped across the nation daily. Though each cargo has the capacity to do serious harm, a large number of regulations exist so that the threat is kept to an absolute minimum. Shipping dangerous goods under the auspices of the United States Department of Transportation keeps all hazmat transports regulated by federal code, dictating […]

Jul 2016

Identifying Sound Hazmat Transportation Insurance

Similar to any other industry, there are risks that have to be managed by trucking operations. A huge part of managing these risks is having the right insurance coverage. However, in contrast to a number of other businesses, trucking is both a way and an industry for managers of fleets and owner/operators alike. For this reason, it is extremely essential that truckers have insurance from […]

Jul 2016

Understanding MCS90 Insurance

The Motor Carrier Act was developed and passed in 1980. This act was passed by the US Congress in an effort to lessen the large number of regulations that were required of for-hire motor vehicles. The aim was to allow competition among transportation companies. Price competition allowed carrier companies to publish and use their desired rates with regard to freight hauling. In the past they […]

Jun 2016

What Is Supply Chain Management And Why Is It Important?

You have probably heard the term numerous times, but you may have wondered what is supply chain management. To many people, the term supply chain management sounds like technical jargon that could only be meaningful to those working in certain industries, but in reality, supply chain management is something that affects almost everyone in the world. When goods are purchased, many people visualize the complete […]

Jun 2016

Cargo Theft Is Hurting The Transportation Industry & Tips To Prevent It

Cargo theft is a growing problem in the United States. Back in 2014, it was reported that more than 18 million dollars worth of cargo was stolen in the first quarter of the year. It is important to recognize how problematic this issue is and how it is affecting the transportation industry. Is Cargo Theft That Big of a Problem? You probably have a vague […]

Jun 2016

New FDA Regulations & How They Are Affecting Freight Brokers

Being a freight broker means you need to be ready for changes. And the time has come to reconsider some of the practices you are used to since there are new FDA regulations for freight brokers. The following guide will help you understand how some of these regulations are going to affect you. A Break in Tradition Freight brokers have never been the shippers. Your […]

Jun 2016

Basic Hazardous Materials Transportation Training

High security transportation services can move hazardous materials while avoiding potentially dangerous situations. A large number of hazardous materials are shipped by government agencies. They are also outsourced to carriers who maintain their own fleet. These carriers are approved by the concerned agencies. Each agency has its own standard of approval for transporting different kinds of hazardous materials. Hazardous materials, because of their nature, should […]

Jun 2016

Cyber Liability Insurance: Why It Is More Dire Than You Think

A business cannot afford many setbacks, so it is imperative that you do your best to make sure that every possible setback is covered. Some businesses are covered for certain issues that might occur, such as an electrical problem or theft. But one of the most overlooked issues–which also happens to be an increasingly growing threat–is a cyber attack. It is essential that a business […]

Jun 2016

A Crash Course On A DOT Regulator Compliance Audit

The transportation industry can be rewarding for all those involved, but that does not mean things will always run smoothly. One of the experiences that many transportation companies have an issue with is dealing with DOT regulatory compliance. Sure, a transportation company understands the importance of compliance audits, but they may not have much experience dealing with them. You can increase your chances of a […]

May 2016

The Importance Of The E-logs Tracking System

In the not too distant past, truck drivers were faced with the grueling task of preparing paper logs to record the activities of the day. These included hours driven, length of fuel stops, duration of meal breaks, breakdowns, accidents and where their routes started and ended. Fortunately, the e-log system has been simplifying this burdensome process by tracking the activities of the driver electronically. All […]

May 2016

Chastain Promoted to Senior Director of Sales

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Reliance Partners, a leading insurance agency, is pleased to announce the promotion of Jordan Chastain to the position of Senior Director of Sales for the transportation division of the company. The company is one of the fastest-growing insurance providers to the trucking and logistics market in the nation. Jordan is a native of Gainesville, GA and a graduate of the University of […]

May 2016

Creating Corporate Culture

Reliance Partners’ President and COO, Chad Eichelberger, speaks with a business incubator about what creating company culture looks like and how his company is moving beyond the buzz words. “Culture is incredibly important in building and growing a business. In order for a company to have sustained success, employees need to be hyper-engaged and united.” Read Chad’s interview here.

Nov 2015

Reliance Appoints New Executives

Reliance Partners Appoints New Members to Executive Team CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Reliance Partners announced two executive appointments Thursday, November 4th. Andrew Ladebauche, formerly executive vice president of Reliance Partners, has been selected as the company’s chief executive officer. Reliance Partners also welcomes Chad Eichelberger as the company’s new president and chief operations officer. “I can think of no better team to lead Reliance Partners,” Brent […]

Sep 2015

United Way Day of Caring

Each year, during the week of September 11th, United Way of Greater Chattanooga hosts the Day of Caring, inviting individuals & corporations to volunteer their time in the community. Reliance Partners spent their time at the Orange Grove Center, a nonprofit dedicated to serving the needs of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It was such a privilege to volunteer our time with these top-notch […]

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