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Border-crossing vaccine mandate adds to driver shortages, supply chain concerns

November 17, 2021 Canadian Underwriter Staff

Brokers are struggling to support their transportation clients as a new border-crossing vaccine mandate adds to driver shortages and supply chain concerns for an industry that’s already grappling with a host of prolonged concerns, a broker has said. The recent

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How IBC proposes fighting insurance fraud in the trucking sector

May 31, 2021 by Jason Contant

Provincial governments should implement a database to verify the validity of a trucking carrier’s insurance as one way of helping to identify fraud in the sector, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is recommending. At the time of policy renewals, insurers

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NDP motion calls for Ontario truck insurance relief

April 30, 2021 John G. Smith

Ontario NDP MPP Guy Bourgouin (Mushkegowuk-James Bay) has officially introduced a motion calling on the provincial government to tackle rising insurance costs faced by owner-operators. “Today is a victory for all the truckers in northern Ontario and across the province

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New Brunswick premier urges truck drivers to get a COVID 19 vaccination

April 14, 2021 Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick’s premier is urging truck drivers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible, but the head of a regional trucking association says it’s not that simple. Blaine Higgs told reporters Tuesday only about 800 of

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Why Facility Association is reducing its trucking deductibles

March 17, 2021 by Adam Malik

Facility Association has announced a reduction in deductibles for the trucking industry. In her remarks at Facility Association’s recent annual general meeting, FA’s president and CEO Saskia Matheson said the 25% deductible rule for high-valued commercial vehicles will be dropped

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RSA exec maps out the long haul towards better trucking rates

December 17, 2020 by David Gambrill

If you’re a commercial insurance broker or client looking for the end of high premiums for trucking fleets, insurers would like to hear from you about how to resolve a major systemic issue facing the trucking industry. “I would say

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Overloaded

October 16, 2020 Adam Malik, Managing Editor

Trucking was already going through challenging times. The pandemic isn’t helping. How brokers can help clients navigate their way through the insurance marketplace

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Briefing Note: Quebec

July 7, 2020 Canadian Underwriter Staff

Quebec brokers are facing a hard commercial market, says Eric Manseau, executive director of RCCAQ, an association representing brokers in Quebec. “Premium increases are a major issue for us in commercial. On average, I would say [rate increases of] between

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Why are a growing number of trucking fleets winding up in Facility Association?

July 23, 2019 John G. Smith

Editor’s Note: This article is reprinted with permission from Truck News   A national review by Facility Association, an insurer of last resort for fleets that can’t secure coverage elsewhere, is looking to keep trucking companies from misrepresenting themselves when

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Multiple trucking violations by Humboldt semi driver noted in government report

January 29, 2019 Bill Graveland - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MELFORT, Sask. – A Saskatchewan government report says the driver of a semi-truck should not have been on the road the day he flew through a stop sign and caused a crash with the Humboldt Broncos team bus. The report

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Where Palmer Atlantic acquisition fits into Gallagher’s growth strategy

April 9, 2018 by David Gambrill

Gallagher has recently strengthened its focus on building national industry practices such as trucking with the acquisition of specialist commercial insurance broker Palmer Atlantic. Gallagher has identified long-haul transportation as a priority market segment, and that made Palmer Atlantic a

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CN to spend $500 million on technology with eye on driverless truck threat

June 14, 2017 Ross Marowits - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – Canadian National Railway says it will spend $500 million over the next five years on technology to improve its safety, efficiency and competitive edge, partly in response to the potential threat posed by driverless trucks. CEO Luc Jobin