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Environmental Losses Related to Transportation Claims

February 10, 2017 Joel van Popta, Senior Associate, -30- Forensic Engineering.

The release of pollutants such as fuel, motor oil or lubricants, coolant or brake fluid can cause environmental impairment in the event of a trucking collision

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Ontario Trucking Association to investigate roadside towing charges of heavy-duty recovery companies

January 27, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The passing of the Fighting Fraud and Reducing Automobile Insurance Rates Act, 2014 has fuelled plans by the Ontario Trucking Association to investigate if roadside towing charges by heavy-duty recovery firms reflect the rates officially advertised on their websites. OTA

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Lawyer explains why some federally-regulated employees cannot be dismissed without cause

November 30, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A Supreme Court of Canada ruling released in July has “huge ramifications” for employers in the trucking industry, while a more recent decision provides guidance on interpreting standard-form contracts, a lawyer suggested Tuesday to insurance professional in Toronto. In its

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Ontario set to reintroduce photo radar for municipalities

November 9, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has announced that she intends to introduce legislation that, if passed, would give municipalities the power to introduce automated speed enforcement (ASE) technology in school and community safety zones. According to a press release issued on

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Crews make major gains against Southern California wildfire

August 20, 2016 Christopher Weber and Christine Armario - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – Lisa Gregory has kept a close eye on the weather since fleeing her home in the woods as a wildfire advanced in Southern California. She doesn’t know when she can return or whether her house was

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Road safety at heart of Ontario move to introduce mandatory, entry-level Training for Class A Truck Drivers

June 29, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) has welcomed the announcement by transportation minister Steven Del Duca that mandatory, entry-level training will be adopted for new tractor-trailer drivers. Del Duca said Wednesday all new commercial Class A truck drivers will need to

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Canadian Coalition on Distracted Driving begins development of National Action Plan

June 20, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The newly-created Canadian Coalition on Distracted Driving (CCDD) has wrapped up its first meeting, a two-day working session in Ottawa, where it began work on creating a National Action Plan to combat distracted driving. An initiative of the Traffic Injury

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Intact Insurance creates national team to grow commercial specialty solutions

May 30, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Intact Insurance announced on Monday that it has created a new national team dedicated to growing its commercial lines specialty solutions business, which will “accelerate its plans to become the Canadian leader in specialty lines and surety.” To support this

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Services related to telematics, not commercial vehicle itself, becoming more of a focal point

May 2, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich

A transition is occurring in which the focus is not so much on commercial vehicles as on services, including those related to telematics, that are increasingly becoming available, Sandeep Kar, global automotive practice leader for Frost & Sullivan, suggested Friday

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More challenging environmental risks may pose insurance coverage issues for Canadian companies: Marsh

February 18, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Canadian companies may find it increasingly difficult to obtain insurance coverage for more challenging environmental risks as the number and size of environmental claims continue to grow, according to Marsh’s Canada Insurance Market Report 2016, released on Thursday. Marsh, an

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Canada to require bus and truck drivers to log hours electronically in two years

February 16, 2016 Ross Marowits - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – After years of study, the federal government says it’s working to implement new safety regulations that are aligned with U.S. efforts to tackle fatigue among truck and bus drivers. Drivers would be required to electronically record their hours

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Pollution Containment

January 1, 2016 Amira Palacios, Claims Consultant, Environmental Pollution; and Glen Hopkinson, Vice President and Head of Claims, Canada; XL-Catlin

Minimizing the severity of a pollution claim requires contingency planning and an immediate response. While many commercial general liability policies do not cover pollution, some insurers offer in-house expertise in emergency response, environmental remediation and applicable regulations.