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Transportation Insurance Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 1:30 PM ET Please join our experts as they discuss the Transportation industry\'s growth potential, challenges, and technologies. Hosted by John Woods, Vice President, National Practice Group Leader, Transportation, Burns & Wilcox. Featured Experts: John McGlynn, Director, Transportation, Burns & Wilcox Canada Gene\' Cain, Broker, Transportation, Burns & Wilcox Brokerage Gordon Kurtz, Underwriting…

Hurricane-Force Winds Flip 45 Semi-Trucks in 20 Minutes

Hurricane-Force Winds Flip 45 Semi-Trucks in 20 Minutes

In a span of just 20 minutes on September 8, wind gusts of nearly 100 miles per hour flipped 45 semi-trucks on some Northern Utah highways. Four drivers were hospitalized with injuries and one semi-truck driver suffered a fatal head injury when the wind blew open his cargo door during a delivery and knocked him to the ground. Authorities said…

Market Overview: Transportation Insurance

Market Overview: Transportation Insurance

By: John McGlynn, Director of Transportation, Burns & Wilcox Canada Canada and the United States have the largest two-way trade relationship in the world. According to Statistics Canada, nearly 2.4 million commercial vehicles traveled between Canada and the U.S. in December 2019 alone, highlighting the cause and effect nature of the commercial trucking relationship between the two countries. Unfortunately, in…

Overturned Tanker Truck Spills 5,000 Gallons of Hazardous Material, Prompts Evacuation

Overturned Tanker Truck Spills 5,000 Gallons of Hazardous Material, Prompts Evacuation

Several homes were evacuated on February 3 after a semi-truck tanker overturned near Williamsburg, Kentucky and leaked 5,000 gallons of highly flammable butyl acrylate onto the railroad tracks below. Several agencies responded to the incident, including a hazmat crew to clean up the strong-smelling irritant. While officials reported the risks of the chemical spill spreading beyond the site were low,…

Highway a Sweet Mess after 40,000 Pounds of Liquid Chocolate Spills from Tanker

Highway a Sweet Mess after 40,000 Pounds of Liquid Chocolate Spills from Tanker

Though the resulting aroma was sweet, the rollover accident that caused a tanker truck to spill 40,000 pounds of hot, liquid chocolate on an Arizona freeway was anything but. There were no injuries or other vehicles involved in the accident, but the insurance impact is likely significant. The accident appeared to have been caused by a structural failure as a…

Flood Sends 42 Dealership Cars Down River, a Reminder of Destruction Brought on by Weather

Flood Sends 42 Dealership Cars Down River, a Reminder of Destruction Brought on by Weather

Inclement weather can destroy a dealership’s inventory. It happened last week in New Jersey when the Route 46 Chrysler Jeep Dodge dealership saw a flash flood send 42 vehicles down the Peckman River. It happened in July 2017 in Chicago when flooding reached more than 100 cars and caused between $4 million and $5 million in damages at a Ford…

How to Win With Transportation Coverage

How to Win With Transportation Coverage

A soft, competitive market certainly makes it harder to sell transportation insurance. But agents still can win by paying attention to the details and gathering the data that in turn will help brokers obtain the best possible terms from our transportation insurance carriers. Providing the following ten critical information components will enhance your competitive edge and put you on the…

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