Commercial Auto News

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 …

Road Rules Would Ease for Farm Equipment Under Nebraska Bill

Tractors, combines and fertilizer spreaders would have a little more freedom on Nebraska’s roadways under a bill that has won first-round approval from lawmakers. Senators advanced a bill, 39-0, that would relax weight and load restrictions for farm equipment on …

NTSB Blames Poor Oversight in Deadly Illinois Truck Crash

Failed safety oversight was partly to blame for a deadly crash near Chicago in which a truck driver for a company already flagged as high-risk fell asleep and plowed into emergency vehicles, a federal accident investigations board said. The panel …

Bus Hits Bridge in Arkansas; 6 Migrant Farmworkers Killed

A bus ferrying migrant farmworkers from Michigan to Texas ran off a highway and hit an overpass in Arkansas on Nov. 6, ripping off the roof and ejecting passengers onto the interstate. Six people were killed and six injured; the …

Improved Safety Goal of Minnesota Truck Dealer with Truck-Swap

Ask truck drivers about the most important aspect of their job and chances are you will get the same answer: safety. Last year, about 78,000 total crashes were reported to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. Of those reported, just …

General Star Launches Online Excess Auto Program

General Star Management Co. has enhanced its automated excess auto quoting capabilities with its new web-based Excess Auto Instant Quote (EAIQ) platform. The new platform is available to all appointed casualty wholesale brokers on a nationwide basis. The former EAQQ …

Bad Companies Feel Shake-Out in Energy Sector the Most

While the per barrel oil price has rebounded somewhat after it plunged to under $45 per barrel in March 2015, the energy industry — and by extension the energy-focused insurance sector — continues to adjust to the impact of the …

Unsafe Megabus Stopped, Taken Out of Service in Indiana

A Megabus carrying 67 passengers was taken out of service on Dec. 31 after an Indiana trooper spotted it leaning to one side and an inspection found other problems, state police said. After an officer stopped the double-decker coach for …