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Sep 2021

A true safety culture gives everyone a voice

All employees should be ‘empowered to bring problems to the forefront and offer solutions’ We’ve seen them all over the place, companies slapping a nice-sounding safety message on their trailers. When a company claims safety to be its top priority, we trust their word to be golden. But are these carriers actually adhering to their mission statements? Only they can answer that question. Robert Kaferle, Reliance […]

Jul 2021

Cross-border consulting helps navigate USMCA ups and downs

Where does trade agreement stand after 1 year? This July marks the first anniversary of the adoption and implementation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The agreement has brought about new opportunities for cross-border trade; is your organization taking advantage of these changes? With close to $2 billion in trade flowing across the U.S.-Mexico border daily, it’s imperative that logistics service providers know what’s at stake. Reliance […]

May 2021

The smarter way to secure shipper’s interest coverage

Don’t surpass your cargo limits for just one shipper. Rather, rely on UBI shipper’s interest coverage when the need arises Semi trailers are able to haul a vast array of commodities. Though more or less identical, the trailers that crisscross our highways carry freight of all shapes, sizes and values. Loaded trailers may be indistinguishable from one another, but not to insurance policies. Trucking companies […]

Apr 2021

Truck transportation job growth — cause for celebration or concern?

“With driver schools still not at full capacity, the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse still impacting the availability of drivers, and the overall aging of the demographics, many fleets are fighting an uphill battle.” March’s truck transportation employment figures can be viewed as a glass half full or half empty — both perspectives have merit. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), total jobs in […]

Apr 2021

The perspective of a female owner-operator

New perspectives are learned through conversations. Camaraderie can also be established through discussing similarities in upbringing and viewpoints, discovering that many daily challenges transcend gender Trucking has historically been and continues to be a male-dominated industry, but a significant number of women have found their niche in a “man’s world.” Commercial trucking in the 21st century attracts drivers from all walks of life; wealth creation’s […]

Feb 2021

Insurance basics: Becoming an owner-operator

Owner-operators on the hook for most insurance expenses It takes a great deal of confidence and a little bit of know-how to become an owner-operator. Ditching the fleet life for a sweet life on your own can be liberating for drivers possessing an autonomous mindset. But traversing the freight landscape solo has its own set of challenges, too. In fact, being at the helm of […]

Jan 2021

Annual Clearinghouse queries are easier than you think

Newly hired drivers should sign a limited query consent form as part of orientation process Jan. 5 — the deadline for conducting annual Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse queries on all existing drivers — has come and gone. Did you get the forms in on time? The Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse requires motor carriers to keep tabs on drivers, involving a bit of paperwork and inquiry […]

Mar 2020

The 6 Steps to Staying Ahead of Rising Commercial Truck Insurance Rates

Trucking insurance is one of the largest expenses for business owners. Here’s how you can stay ahead of rising costs.

Sep 2019

The 3 Most Common Questions About New Venture Trucking Insurance

Going out on your own in the business world can be risky. New-venture trucking companies are no exception to the unpredictability of business ownership.   Thinking about starting your own trucking authority? Before you choose a company name or register with the DOT, here are answers to some of the most common questions about new venture trucking insurance!   1) Do I Really Need a […]

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 […]

Oct 2018


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. […]

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 organization for standardization, 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 […]

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 […]