Do I Need Trailer Interchange or Non-Owned Trailer Coverage?
by Yahaira Cope, Account Manager When beginning your trucking company, it’s crucial to explore all your options relating to the kinds of coverage you’ll need to operate effectively. One essential question that gets asked by many truckers has to do with opting for the right trailer coverage: Do I really need trailer interchange or non-owned trailer coverage?
Reliance Partners, Proud Sponsor of the FreightTech Innovation Challenge
Chattanooga, Tenn., March 28, 2019 Reliance Partners is proud to a be an esteemed sponsor of the FreightTech Innovation Challenge, along with FreightWaves, Co.Lab and US Xpress. It is set to be a driving force of youth and innovation in the logistics industry, attracting young and diverse talent from the nation’s top schools to innovate on some of the most challenging industry issues. The FreightTech […]
Reliance Partners Named Top Workplace in Financial Services & Insurance by FORTUNE
Chattanooga, Tenn., March 26, 2019- Reliance Partners was Named One of the 2019 Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance, by FORTUNE. Great Place to Work®, a research and consulting firm, analyzed anonymous survey responses representing over 726,000 employees working in the Financial Services & Insurance industry in the United States. All employees were surveyed, and comprehensive characteristics were considered: experiences of accountability, trust, the […]
Insurance Solutions for all Fleet Types
Running a logistics/trucking company is no easy task. Often times, it presents many unforeseen road blocks and challenges along the way. As an insurance agent that specializes in trucking, I have gotten numerous phone calls from company owners explaining to me why they are uninsurable and how they will have to stop running their trucks because they could not find insurance. Frequently, these calls of […]
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!
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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. […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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; […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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. […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]