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A woman crosses the street in front of vehicles parked as part of the trucker protest, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
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Are Freedom Convoy truckers covered?

February 8, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

When commercial trucks are used in protests, some insurance professionals suggest their equipment may no longer be covered.   The question has been raised while the ongoing ‘Freedom Convoy’ in Ottawa stretches into its second week. Protestors demanding an end

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Truckers say vaccine requirement for crossing border will exact economic toll

January 12, 2022 Christopher Reynolds - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – Truckers are warning that a Jan. 15 deadline requiring them to be vaccinated in order to enter Canada will put additional strain on supply chains amid the latest COVID-19 surge and severe worker shortages. As of Saturday, truck

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Key B.C. highway reopens to truck traffic after flood damage; rebuilds supply chains

December 21, 2021 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – British Columbia’s “hobbled” supply chains received a major boost with the reopening of the primary transport route for goods heading to and from Metro Vancouver, a spokesman for the trucking industry said. The Coquihalla Highway between Hope and

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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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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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Electronic logs will be mandatory for truck, bus drivers

June 14, 2019 THE CANADIAN PRESS

ETOBICOKE, Ont. – Transport Canada says it will require all commercial drivers to have electronic logging devices – one of the recommendations from a coroner’s report into the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. The federal department says the tamper-resistant devices will

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Regulator greenlights Echelon Insurance acquisition

May 31, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

A $166-million deal aimed at getting CAA Insurance some new non-standard auto customers is a done deal. CAA Club Group’s acquisition of Echelon Insurance got final regulatory approval, Echelon Financial Holdings Inc. announced Thursday. The deal officially closed on May

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BrokerLink makes third acquisition in May

May 31, 2019 by Jason Contant

BrokerLink has made its third acquisition in May with the purchase of Alberta independent insurance brokerage Thomson Schindle Green Insurance & Financial Services Ltd. (TSG). With branches in Medicine Hat, Calgary, Brooks, Bassano and Edmonton, TSG has been providing insurance

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Intact’s BrokerLink makes double acquisition

May 3, 2019 by Jason Contant

BrokerLink has announced the acquisition of two brokerages: the Athabasca, Alta. branch of JDR Insurance and Guelph, Ont.-based Amplex Insurance Brokers Ltd. Both transactions were effective May 1 and terms of the transactions were not disclosed, BrokerLink said in a