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  • Unauthorized Passengers in Cargo Transportation: Risks and Considerations

    June 19, 2024

    In 2019, a tragic accident occurred when a semi-truck hauling avocados swerved and struck a parked vehicle, resulting in the death of the truck driver’s unauthorized passenger—his wife. The trucking company paid $960,000 from its $1 million auto liability insurance, but the lack of specific passenger insurance led to financial strain. This incident highlights the importance of clear passenger policies for motor carriers, as commercial truck drivers must obtain explicit written authorization before transporting passengers.
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  • The Rise of Strategic Cargo Theft and Steps to Prevent It

    May 3, 2024

    Shielding your digital data from malicious actors is imperative to help prevent cargo theft. Here are four best practices to consider.
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  • 5 Ways to Prevent Water Damage in Buildings Under Construction

    April 5, 2024

    Water damage stands as a persistent threat to buildings under construction, ranking as one of the leading causes of property loss worldwide.
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  • FMCSA Final Rule: Broker and Freight Forwarder Financial Responsibility

    March 8, 2024

    Brokers and freight forwarders in existence prior to Jan. 16, 2024 are grandfathered in with the eligible trustees and readily available funds areas of the law, but must immediately comply with the other three area amendments. Here are the five trust fund areas affected by the new law.
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  • Your Flight Plan to Aircraft Insurance

    March 5, 2024

    Important insurance considerations before you purchase your aircraft.
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  • Transportation Industry Outlook 2024: A Year of Continued Challenges

    February 27, 2024

    More challenges are coming to the transportation sector in 2024. . Here are five trends fleet carriers should be cognizant of to bolster their success.
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  • How to Maintain Your Truck’s Gross Weight Compliance

    January 31, 2024

    Navigating the regulations surrounding CDLs in a challenging economy requires a balance between cost-saving measures and responsible fleet management.
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  • Cold Weather Flights: Best Practices from Lessons Learned

    January 19, 2024

    Enhance winter aircraft safety with key practices: ensure thorough preparation for cold weather operations, provide pilots with survival strategies, and emphasize continuous training. Encourage adherence to personal limits and prioritize comprehensive preflight checks for safer flights in challenging conditions.
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  • 3 Key Trends Impacting Construction Contractor Liability in 2024

    January 17, 2024

    Navigate 2024's construction challenges with a focus on rising interest rates affecting spending, the need for robust contractor liability coverage, and adapting to the surge in repurposed projects.
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  • Navigating the Trucking Downturn: Coverage Options to Keep Independent Contractor Business Safe in 2024

    January 5, 2024

    In the 2024 trucking downturn, independent contractors must navigate challenges by balancing cost-cutting measures with personalized insurance coverage. The focus is on key protections such as occupational accident and physical damage, emphasizing the importance of tailoring insurance to individual needs for safeguarding independent contractor businesses.
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  • Construction Industry Outlook 2024: 7 Key Emerging and Continuing Trends

    December 18, 2023

    As the construction industry faces labor shortages, subcontractor defaults, unpredictable interest rates, inflation, pandemic-related hurdles, private equity involvement, and evolving project types, the need for proactive strategies becomes crucial.
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  • Take Heed of the Tortoise and the Hare: Speeding Doesn’t Win

    December 5, 2023

    The critical issue of driver speeding. Highlighting the detrimental consequences of speeding, including a significant role in 29% of traffic-related deaths in 2021, the post emphasizes the far-reaching impact on both drivers and fleet carriers.
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  • Winter Weather Preparation for Building Owners and Fleets

    November 13, 2023

    Winter preparation is crucial for building managers and drivers alike. Building owners should inspect premises, enhance lighting, prepare for ice, and address cold weather calamities. Drivers must check tires, defrost, and maintain emergency kits for safe winter driving.
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  • IAT Insurance Group Welcomes Mike Zurcher to Lead Surety Group

    October 23, 2023

    IAT Insurance Group announces the appointment of Mike Zurcher as the new Executive Vice President, Surety, succeeding Ken Chapman. Zurcher brings over 30 years of surety and commercial property and casualty underwriting experience, having held leadership roles at Travelers and Chubb.
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  • Part II: Don’t Go Bare: 4 Creative Options for Brokers in Gulf Coast States

    October 19, 2023

    In the face of soaring insurance rates, particularly in the Gulf Coast, property owners are grappling with substantial rate hikes, prompting some to consider going without coverage. To counter this trend, brokers can explore creative solutions to keep clients covered.
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  • Navigating the Hard Market: 4 Strategies for Brokers to Contend with Constraints in Gulf Coast States Property Insurance

    October 11, 2023

    Amid the Gulf Coast states' exposure to climate change-related disasters, the insurance market faces challenges, with damages from 2022 weather events totaling $165.1 billion. Brokers navigating this hard market can find opportunities by adopting creative strategies.
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  • Why Fleet Carriers Should Create Their Own Accident Tracking and Analysis Tool

    October 3, 2023

    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is considering reinstating Accident Recordkeeping Requirements, aiming to enhance safety assessments and reduce accident severity. Despite comments being accepted until October 10, 2023, industry support suggests the requirements may become a rule. To prepare, fleets can build a robust accident tracking and analysis tool.
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  • Builder’s Risk: Controlling Potential Risk

    September 19, 2023

    Property insurance offers protection for a building once it's operational. A builder's risk policy insures against physical loss or damage to a building during construction.
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  • Fortune Media and Great Place To Work Name IAT Insurance Group to 2023 Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance List, Ranking No. 25

    September 12, 2023

    Great Place To Work® and Fortune have selected IAT Insurance Group (IAT) for the 2023 Fortune Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance List.
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  • The Most Common Trucking Cargo Claims and How to Avoid Them

    September 5, 2023

    Transporting cargo is more complex than just getting it from one location to another. Reduce your risk by implementing safety and cargo protective practices.
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