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May 2024

Effective Post-Accident Procedures to Help Manage Insurance Costs

Motor carriers face escalating expenses, with insurance rates surging by over 50% in the last decade, far outpacing freight rate increases. As revealed by the American Transportation Research Institute, truck insurance premiums continue to climb, putting pressure on carriers to find ways to mitigate risk and control costs. Andrew Haun, Senior Vice President of Sales at Reliance Partners, emphasizes the pivotal role of robust post-accident […]

May 2024

How to Prepare for CVSA International Roadcheck 2024

As the CVSA International Roadcheck approaches, Reliance Partners gears up to equip drivers and carriers with essential insights for a seamless inspection process. Scheduled for May 14-16 across North America, this year’s Roadcheck emphasizes two critical areas: tractor protection systems and alcohol and controlled substances. Mark Barlar, Director of DOT Regulatory Compliance at Reliance Partners, sheds light on these focal points to ensure the most […]

Apr 2024

Enhancing Safety Through Comprehensive Driver Training Programs

At Reliance Partners, we prioritize safety above all else. We understand that in the transportation industry, accidents involving semi-trucks can have far-reaching legal, financial, and most importantly, safety implications. That’s why we advocate for strong driver training programs, which not only ensure compliance with regulations but also significantly reduce the risk of accidents on the road. Statistics from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration are […]

Apr 2024

The Crucial Steps After a Trucking Accident in the Supply Chain

Accidents are an unfortunate reality in the trucking industry, but preparedness can make all the difference. With a crash occurring every 15 minutes on average in the U.S., knowing the proper post-accident procedures is essential, especially as summer brings increased traffic. Immediate steps include contacting authorities, securing the scene, and collecting vital information. But the real work begins back at the office, where swift reporting […]

Mar 2024

Embracing the Potential of B-1 Drivers in Cross-Border Logistics

The landscape of freight transportation between the U.S. and Mexico is evolving rapidly, with nearshoring efforts gaining momentum and freight volumes surging. Amidst this growth, discussions between carriers and insurance providers are increasingly revolving around the utilization of B-1 truck drivers from Mexico. At Reliance Partners, we recognize the unique value proposition that B-1 drivers offer to cross-border carriers. While there has been hesitancy in […]

Feb 2024

Navigating New Jersey’s New Insurance Mandate

In an industry where fuel, maintenance, and insurance are paramount, New Jersey’s recent insurance legislation introduces significant changes, particularly in liability coverage requirements for carriers. Joe Schreiner, Executive Vice President of Sales at Reliance Partners, sheds light on the situation, emphasizing the potential nationwide impact of these new regulations during his feature on the WHAT THE TRUCK?!? podcast. The basis of the legislation increases the […]

Feb 2024

Avoiding Cargo Coverage ‘Gotchas’

The trucking industry has been abuzz with insurance discussions, often focusing on motor carriers and truck drivers. However, the conversation tends to overlook an equally crucial player: the freight broker. Recent legal cases have highlighted the often-ambiguous nature of broker liability, especially concerning lost or damaged cargo, and even more serious issues such as bodily harm. This complex liability landscape underscores the importance for brokers […]

Why Your Premiums Vary Across States

At Reliance Partners, we understand that insurance is a significant operating expense for motor carriers, second only to fuel and maintenance costs. The premiums that carriers pay can vary dramatically based on numerous factors, including experience, the value of goods transported, driving records, and more. However, one of the most significant and uncontrollable factors is the variation in insurance rates depending on where the state […]

Jan 2024

Proactive Measures in Insurance Renewals: A Cost-Saving Strategy

In the trucking industry, where insurance has been a pressing issue, especially with the surge in nuclear verdicts amidst a freight recession, a strategic approach to insurance renewals is not just beneficial, but essential. At Reliance Partners, we understand that the landscape is challenging, but also that proactive measures can significantly influence insurance premiums in a positive way, without compromising on coverage quality. Our Executive […]

Jan 2024

Addressing Mexico’s Rise in Truck Hijackings

As experts in the logistics industry, we at Reliance Partners have been closely monitoring the concerning rise in truck hijackings in Mexico through our partner company Borderless Coverage. According to a recent article on Freight Waves, there has been an 8% increase in reported hijackings between January and September 2023 compared to the same period in 2022, with a total of 6,030 incidents. This data […]

Nov 2023

Reliance Partners Advises on Navigating FMCSA Portal Updates and Cybersecurity

As experts in the transportation and logistics insurance sector, Reliance Partners understands the critical importance of cybersecurity in our industry. With the increasing frequency of cyberattacks, these concerns are not just hypothetical risks but real challenges affecting our operations and those of our clients. Recently, the Biden administration’s emphasis on cybersecurity has led to significant changes in how federal agencies, including the Federal Motor Carrier […]

Oct 2023

The Power of Shipper’s Interest Coverage With Reliance Partners

Reliance Partners is proud to introduce our per-load Shipper’s Interest coverage, tailored for freight brokers and carriers. This coverage is seamlessly integrated into their TMS, ensuring comprehensive protection for cross-border, international, LTL, and high-value shipments. The Need for Diversification In the ever-evolving world of transportation and logistics, diversifying freight capabilities and expanding service lanes is paramount. This is especially true when considering the allure of […]

Jul 2023

How freight brokers can protect themselves against LTL claims

Reliance Partners’ unique usage-based insurance helps freight brokers protect themselves against gaps in carriers’ policies If you’re only shipping a handful of pallets, it makes sense that you should only pay for that amount of space, right?   Less-than-truckload shipping makes it possible for businesses to cost effectively send smaller shipments. In recent years, it has become an important part of many retailers’ shipping strategies.  […]

Jul 2023

Stay vigilant about safety compliance with mock audits

Preparing for an audit now can help avoid detrimental consequences of less-than-satisfactory safety ratings later Mock audits are an essential tool for motor carriers to understand how their companies would perform during a real Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration safety compliance review.    They usually involve hiring a professional third-party consultant with expertise in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) who can help a […]

Jun 2023

What makes your business a high insurance risk?

Controlling safety scores can help manage risk Every time a driver moves a truck, there is some level of risk that an accident, injury or damage will occur. Even when the truck is sitting idle, theft, fire or storms could impact your vehicle, costing your business losses not only for repairs but for potentially missed productivity. These risks exist to some extent no matter how […]

Jun 2023

Mexico cargo theft is a pain point for shippers – what can you do to mitigate your risk?

Cargo theft and trailer disappearance in Mexico have long been significant challenges for shippers and logistics service providers involved in cross-border operations. Reliance Partners, in collaboration with Schneider, recognizes the urgency to address this issue from a risk management perspective. As the trade between the United States and Mexico continues to grow at record rates, cross-border risk management has become a crucial consideration for CEOs […]

Dec 2022

Cross-border Lunch & Learn Seminar set for next week in Laredo

Reliance Partners is offering cross-border motor carriers some food for thought. The insurance agency invites all to attend its Lunch & Learn Seminar next Wednesday in Laredo, Texas, to gain insight on B-1 driver-specific violations and DataQ challenges. “Reliance Partners’ Laredo, Texas, seminar will educate cross-border motor carriers on how to best leverage Mexican B-1 drivers while practicing top-tier safety and how to properly address […]

Apr 2022

Miscalculating your truck’s market value can have costly consequences

When purchasing physical damage coverage, remember that the price paid for the vehicle probably isn’t its current value With the scarcity of new trucks and trailers nearly doubling auction prices for late-model used trucks, it might be best to make do with what you’ve got. In February, the average sleeper tractor sold was 69 months old with 452,369 miles for $110,686. In fact, prices for every model year […]

Mar 2022

All-risk coverage, visibility tech turning heads in Mexico

What’s happening south of the border is hard for US shippers to ignore The Mexican freight landscape of today is changing rapidly. The country’s reputation for logistics lawlessness is quickly being tamed by visionary industry leaders willing to invest in visibility technologies and comprehensive cross-border insurance solutions to spur Mexican freight opportunities. Mark Vickers, Reliance Partners’ executive vice president of international logistics, recently connected with Antonio […]

Feb 2022

WHAT THE TRUCK?!? dives into Reliance Partners’ Usage-Based Insurance

Reliance Partners offers Usage-Based Insurance for primary and excess cargo, truckload, less-than-truckload, and trailer interchange Don’t you wish securing freight insurance were as easy as booking loads? Reliance Partners thought so. The trucking insurance and InsurTech leader now offers utilization or Usage-Based Insurance (RUBI) coverage that can be booked on a per-load basis. This new way of booking ensures you receive just the amount of coverage […]

Feb 2022

High school CDL curriculum incorporates interactive fitness program

The Trucking Fitness Company has given a California high school free access to driver fitness app The best way to live healthy is to start habits early. That is the goal of one Patterson, California, high school truck driving instructor, who has revamped his curriculum with a fitness app to emphasize the benefits of staying active and eating well as a truck driver. “We want […]

Feb 2022

Mexico free trade zones worth exploring for stateside international shippers

Through FTZs and IMMEX, shippers are realizing time and tax savings It’s no surprise that the U.S. West Coast ports have seen such horrendous congestion — everything seems to funnel through Southern California. The Port of Long Beach reported last month that it moved more cargo in 2021 than any year on record, handling 9,384,368 twenty-foot equivalent units. This represents a 15.7% year-over-year (yoy) increase […]

Aug 2021

Taking the stand: Mock trials prep motor carriers for courtroom defense

On the road and in court, the best offense is a good defense No motor carrier anticipates a deadly accident will occur on its watch, but that tragic reality befalls many every year. Even more trouble awaits trucking companies caught off guard in the courtroom, leaving them on the hook for potentially hundreds of millions of dollars in damages. Many trucking companies fall victim at […]

Jan 2021

Daily Infographic: How to chain your tires

Sep 2020

Truckers aid in Laura relief despite market tightness

In the days leading up to Hurricane Laura’s landfall, Louisianans and Texans along the Gulf Coast made their way North to escape the storm’s wrath. Despite evacuations, fleets of commercial truckers came the opposite direction to deal with Laura’s aftermath. Hurricanes and tropical storms present big business for freight. The destruction wrought by a powerful storm spurs major retailers as well as state and Federal […]

Jun 2020

To keep or not to keep: What to consider when engine problems arise

Truckers often develop a sentimental attachment to their vehicles. Through long night hauls and truck stop naps, rush hour traffic and lonely stretches of road, a driver’s attachment to a truck can be compared to a cowboy’s love for his steed. That is why it can be extremely difficult for a driver to part ways with a years-old truck with engine problems. But truck owners […]

Jun 2020

Analyzing the response to COVID-19 and the importance of contingency planning

Entering 2020, the possibility of a pandemic seemed unfathomable. If companies thought about such a crisis at all, it was a “what-if” scenario. But “what-if” quickly became “what now?” There’s no shame in a company admitting it was blindsided by COVID-19; in fact, most probably found themselves unprepared. However, as the pandemic approaches the six-month mark, trucking companies and logistics providers should reflect on their […]

May 2020

In the market for a used truck or trailer?

Those in the market to buy their own truck or trailer often face a binary choice – new or used. It’s a question as old as the highways itself and one that permeates the minds of forward-thinking truckers. Purchasing a truck fresh off the assembly line has its perks but can be expensive. On the other hand, used trucks lack certain elements of performance and […]

May 2020

Albrecht joins Reliance Partners as CFO and CRO

Reliance Partners, the Chattanooga-based insurance agency serving the commercial transportation and trucking industries, announced Monday that Thom Albrecht has joined the company as chief financial officer and chief revenue officer. Prior to joining Reliance Partners, Albrecht was a transportation equities analyst and investment banker for nearly 30 years at several banks, including BB&T and Stephens. In October 2017, he joined Celadon Group to help Paul […]

May 2020

Prioritize mitigating credit risk, especially during economic uncertainty

Freight brokers and commercial fleets process hundreds if not thousands of shipments daily. In an industry characterized by a huge amount of transactions, risk must consistently be weighed against reward. While most transportation companies diligently assess the profitability of each load before inking the deal, even the most thorough risk management practices cannot mitigate each and every risk. Many companies fall victim to the ever-present […]

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 […]

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 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 cause serious injuries and […]

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

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

What is 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 […]

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


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: https://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 […]

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 https://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 […]