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Can car dealerships manage insurance risks from vehicle thefts?

November 27, 2023 Philip Porado

Car thefts began rising across Canada in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic and have been climbing ever since – fuelled by organized crime rings using new technologies to steal key fob codes and take vehicles while their owners are asleep.

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How auto insurance will navigate a world with self-driving cars

October 4, 2023 Tim Crljenica, Thomas Gold Pettingill LLP

Self-driving cars have been a part of visions of the future for decades, and what was once only imaginary has started to become reality. Not only do self-driving cars exist, but five U.S. states (Arizona, California, Michigan, New Hampshire and

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When will self-driving tech consistently prevent crashes?

February 17, 2023 Harrison Griffiths and Hannah Van Staveren

One aim of autonomous driving technology is to take the human element out of the driving ecosystem with an eye toward preventing collisions. But right now, autonomous driving technology can’t guarantee it will detect and react to road hazards earlier

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Facility’s new approach to prevent truckers from “gaming the system”

June 6, 2022 by David Gambrill

Nova Scotia has approved Facility Association’s approach to rating commercial auto in a way that trucking operators cannot “game the system” and get Nova Scotia’s lower premium rates when they drive more extensively in other Canadian provinces. Essentially, a “surcharge

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What profit level this regulator expects of insurers

February 15, 2022 by David Gambrill

Nova Scotia’s insurance regulator has approved Intact Insurance for a small rate increase for individually rated commercial vehicles, including interurban trucks, in a decision more noteworthy for its insight into the kind of profit level the regulator expects of insurance

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Stability, finally? What insurers and brokers can look forward to in 2022

November 12, 2021 Brooke Smith

Brokers and insurers may see some stabilization in the market in 2022. “We saw tremendous rate pressure, high operating ratios, and low ROIs in 2019 and 2020,” said Kevin Neiles, president, Western Canada and chief markets officer at Gallagher, during

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Regulator approves lower deductibles for commercial vehicles — with a caveat

March 29, 2021 by David Gambrill

Nova Scotia’s auto insurance regulator has approved Facility Association’s request to lower minimum deductibles for commercial vehicles, albeit with one significant caveat and a few “concerns.” The caveat has to do with logistics. For Facility Association’s member carriers, the upshot

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Why thousands of unsafe commercial vehicles remain on Ontario roads

December 6, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

More than half of Ontario’s commercial vehicle carriers have not been inspected by the province’s transportation ministry in the past two years, and the number of vehicles inspected each year has dropped big-time. These were among the findings in the