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May 2019

The Next Generation of Cargo Insurance: Real-Time and On-Demand.

Recent trends in the cargo insurance business mark a revolution for the transportation industry as a whole: real-time risk management.  Managing risk in real time offers the potential for businesses to have more control of their changing risk exposures. In the past, this meant shippers and logistics providers could spend up to 20 minutes per transaction with insurance brokers to obtain and reconcile various quotes and […]

Feb 2019

The Glossary of Trucks

As of 2017, there were around 23 million civilian trucks in China, 15 million in the US, and 6 million in the European Union. As of 2010, there were about 4 million refrigerated trucks worldwide. The different types of trucks include off-road trucks, heavy trucks, medium trucks, light trucks, very light trucks, and ultra light trucks. What is a Truck? A truck is a commercial vehicle […]

Feb 2019

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 not […]

Jan 2019

Why You Need Owner Operator Insurance

If you have made the move from a paid trucker to a proud owner of your own trucking business, congratulations are definitely in order. This is because becoming an owner-operator is a huge step. There is big money in the trucking business and you are likely to make serious money as an owner operator. Now, it does not matter if you have just one truck […]

Jan 2019

The Implication Of MCS 90

If you drive a commercial vehicle or run trucks on the road, you may have come across the term MCS 90 or MCS-90 endorsement. While you may be aware of the basic requirements of insurance, many people are not aware of the specifics of MCS 90 and confuse them with general insurance. You should know MCS 90 is not an insurance policy in the conventional […]

Dec 2018

How to Become A Freight Broker with No Experience?

How to Become A Freight Broker with No Experience? A freight broker assists shipping companies to move products from one point to the other. Instead of doing the job themselves, the broker finds a trucking company to haul the cargo. While doing so, the broker ensures that the trucking company will charge less than the shipping company is willing to pay. In this way, they […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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