Commercial Auto News

The Hartford Offers Safety Rewards, Discounts for Commercial Auto

The Hartford is offering small and midsize businesses the opportunity to receive commercial auto insurance premium discounts and rewards for safety. The company has also expanded its quoting system for agents and brokers to include small commercial auto coverage. The …

Road Damage from Oil Field Trucks Concerns Louisiana Parish

Complaints about trucks tearing up parish roads have prompted the St. Landry Parish Council in Louisiana to re-examine how road-use permits are issued and how the parish can force those causing the damage to pay for repairs. Council member Pam …

Tour Bus Crashes in Indiana, Passengers Injured

A double-decker passenger bus flipped onto its side on a highway in suburban Indianapolis, Ind., on Oct. 14 after apparently swerving to avoid an earlier crash, badly injuring one person and hurting more than a dozen others, officials said. The …

Cause of Oklahoma Truck-Bus Crash Still a Mystery

The softball coach who was driving a team bus smashed into by an errant truck did everything he could to save four players who died in the accident, a relative said, even as investigators tried to solve the mystery of …

Truck Driver: Distraction a Factor in Fatal Oklahoma Crash

The driver of a tractor-trailer that crashed into a bus and killed four college students on Interstate 35 in southern Oklahoma told investigators he was distracted. Russell Staley, 53, of Saginaw, Texas, was traveling northbound on Sept. 26 before crossing …

Chicago Rideshare Law Requires $1M Commercial Auto, $1M CGL Cover

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s veto of legislation that would have implemented statewide regulation of commercial rideshare organizations, or Transportation Network Companies (TNCs), put the spotlight on the Chicago rideshare ordinance that was passed by the city council in late May. …

Semitrailer Wrecks in Texas Panhandle Caused by High Winds

Texas authorities say strong winds in the Texas Panhandle have caused the rollovers of two highway semitrailers. A Department of Public Safety spokesman tells the Amarillo Globe-News that two people were injured in a wreck Sunday afternoon near Goodnight. Another …

GEICO Lowers Commercial Auto Rates in Virginia

GEICO is introducing lower rates in Virginia for commercial auto insurance customers, including contractors, retailers, caterers, professional services and other businesses. Small business owners in particular need commercial vehicle insurance packages to cover their cars, trucks and vans used on …

Williston, North Dakota Cracks Down on Unlicensed, Uninsured Taxis

The Williston, N.D., city commission has approved a new taxi cab ordinance that will fine drivers for operating a vehicle without a city license or insurance. The Williston Herald reports that the rules came after complaints from several taxi drivers …

Top Loss Leaders in the Oil Patch? Commercial Auto, Workers’ Comp

There’s no doubt that new advancements in the practice of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, are driving the current production boom in the oil patch. The technique, which is used to retrieve oil and gas reservoirs that previously were inaccessible via …