Commercial Auto News

GMI Insurance Taps Falls Lake as Primary Carrier for Auto Programs

GMI Insurance, a program administrator specializing in commercial auto exposures, has added Falls Lake Insurance Companies as the new primary carrier for its auto programs. Effective Feb. 1, GMI Insurance programs offers mono-line commercial auto policies through Falls Lake. GMI …

Study: 5 of Worst U.S. Truck-Congested Areas Are in Ohio

Five of the country’s 100 worst congested areas for trucks are in the state of Ohio, and three of those areas are in Cincinnati, according to a study. The American Transportation Research Institute has ranked Interstate 71 at I-75 junction …

Truck Crashes on Steep Arkansas Road Lead to More Warning Signs

The state highway department plans more warning signs on a steep, hilly road in the Arkansas Ozarks after several wrecks involving large trucks. In the past 21/2 years, seven trucks have wrecked on a 2-mile stretch of Arkansas 43 near …

State Police: Man Arrested in Louisiana Had $393K Worth of Stolen Vehicles

The Louisiana State Police announced the arrest of a 38-year-old St. Bernard man who is accused of possessing approximately $393,000 worth of stolen vehicles. Detectives assigned to the Bureau of Investigations Auto Theft/Insurance Fraud Unit arrested Demetrius Robinson on Dec. …

Arkansas Road Team Busy Promoting Big Rig Safety

Just over a year ago, the Arkansas Trucking Association named the first class of a brand new Arkansas Road Team: 12 drivers from six companies given the task of educating the public about safe driving around heavy-duty commercial vehicles. The …

2 Dead, 36 Hurt in Louisiana After Bus Hits Fire Truck, Other Vehicles

Louisiana State Police say a Honduran man who had entered the United States illegally was driving a bus carrying flood recovery workers that hit a firetruck on a highway, killing two people and injuring dozens. Trooper Melissa Matey says the …

28 Buses Damaged in School District Garage Fire in Washington

Authorities say a large fire has damaged at least 28 buses belonging to the Puyallup School District in Washington on Aug. 24 Puyallup police tweeted that sounds of explosions were coming from the fire and that roads in the area …

Prime Property & Casualty Expands into Florida Commercial Auto Market

Prime Property and Casualty Insurance Inc. (PPCI) has expanded into the Florida commercial auto market as an admitted carrier specializing in insurance products for distressed and substandard risks. PPCI is able to insure any commercial auto risk class with adverse …

Bus in Fatal Texas Crash Had Seatbelts Only in First Row

Officials investigating a charter bus crash that killed eight people and injured 44 on a rain-slicked South Texas highway said that the vehicle had seat belts only in the first row. Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Johnny Hernandez said …

Vehicle Problems Not New for Bus Company in South Texas Crash

The small South Texas bus company involved in a rollover crash that killed eight people and injured 44 others had twice been ordered by Louisiana state inspectors in 2015 to take one of its buses off the road to fix …