Commercial Auto News

SeaFire Seeks Agency Partners for Dealership Programs in Oregon and Idaho

Overland Park, Kan.-based SeaFire Insurance Services is seeking new agency partners in Oregon and Idaho for its auto dealer and repair insurance program. SeaFire will consider appointments for retail insurance agencies with scale, brand, resources and auto dealer expertise. Agents can …

Stratton Agency Acquires Willis Insurance Services Retail Pizza Program

Stratton Agency, an independent insurance brokerage, has acquired Willis Insurance Services retail pizza program. This purchase, initiated by the PizzaSurance division, includes hundreds of pizzeria clients in 38 states across the country. PizzaSurance by Stratton Agency is a customized insurance …

Insurers to Illinois Lawmakers: Regulate Commercial Rideshare Insurance Coverage

Two of the nation’s largest property/casualty insurer trade associations have weighed in with Illinois lawmakers on the subject of insurance coverage for commercial rideshare companies, saying such companies should be regulated in the same manner as other “for hire” auto …

GMI, Charles James Cayias to Offer Insurance for Professional Pilot Cars

GMI Insurance, a managing general agency specializing in commercial transportation exposures, has formed an exclusive partnership with Charles James Cayias Insurance, Inc. of Salt Lake City to insure a new pilot car program. The coverage targets pilot cars or escort …

UPS Driver in Michigan Works 51 Years, No Crashes

UPS driver Tom Camp from Livonia, Mich., and his big, brown truck have done something no other UPS driver has accomplished: 51 years without an accident. That’s after an estimated 800,000 to 900,000 miles on the road in metro Detroit, …

North Dakota Oil Patch Town Wants Speed Limit Reduced

Residents of a small town in the middle of the North Dakota oil patch say they’re sick of semitrailers barreling past their homes and want the state to do something about it. Arlene Isaak, 87, and other residents in Arnegard, …

Wal-Mart Driver Honored for 4M Accident-Free Miles

Somewhere out west in recent days, cross-country truck driver Warren Greeno passed the 4-million-mile mark without an accident. Arkansas-based Wal-Mart celebrated the achievement on Sept. 21 and Greeno didn’t have to drive in to join the party. “There was a …

Global Insurance Co. Expands Taxi, Para-Transit Coverage to Texas

Global Liberty Insurance Co. of New York, a specialty underwriter of limousine, executive car service, taxi and para-transit, will start accepting risks in Texas starting in October. The addition of the state represents the company’s continued expansion into new territories …

Texas Automobile Insurance Plan Association Rates to Rise

Rates charged for private passenger automobile insurance provided through the Texas Automobile Insurance Plan Association (TAIPA) will increase overall by 5.6 percent, the Texas Department of Insurance reports. New rates for TAIPA private passenger and commercial automobile insurance will be …

Trinity Underwriting Managers Launches New Inland Marine Program

Georgia-based program administrator Trinity Underwriting Managers, Inc. (TUMI) has expanded its commercial auto underwriting capabilities. TUMI recently established a relationship with an “A+” rated carrier in which it underwrites a wide array of inland marine coverages including, but not limited …