trucking News

Trucking Company, Driver Face Criminal Charges in Georgia Crash that Killed 5

A grand jury has indicted a tractor-trailer driver and his employer accused of causing a fiery interstate crash that killed five Georgia Southern University nursing students. The Bryan County grand jury on Wednesday indicted John Wayne Johnson of Shreveport, Louisiana, …

Trucking Firm to Settle Fatal Crash of 5 Georgia Students for Millions

The employer of a tractor-trailer driver blamed for a fiery interstate crash that killed five Georgia nursing students has agreed to settle wrongful death lawsuits for large sums, with at least one victim’s family receiving $14 million, attorneys in the …

Widow of Wyoming Man Killed by Sleeping Trucker Files Suit

The widow of a man who died after a truck driver fell asleep at the wheel and struck him in southern Wyoming is suing for wrongful death. The Rock Springs Rocket-Miner reported that Katsiaryna Krauchanka has filed a complaint against …

Georgia Announces $10 Million Truck Safety Campaign

Georgia will spend $10 million to add officers to the state law-enforcement division focused on watching and inspecting commercial trucks, Gov. Deal announced June 11 along a stretch of interstate where tractor-trailers recently caused a pair of crashes that killed …

Hub International Acquires San Antonio-Based Alexander Insurance Agency

Chicago-based Hub International Limited (Hub), has acquired Alexander Insurance Agency (Alexander), headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. Alexander is an independent brokerage with a focus on commercial lines insurance for the commercial towing and transportation industries. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Alexander …

BHSI Lowers Casualty Minimum Premiums, Adds Deductible Options

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) is broadening its casualty appetite in the U.S., lowering its minimum policy premium for eligible products liability, general casualty, energy and trucking risks, while introducing deductible options for primary general liability and product liability policies. …

ACE Introduces Passenger Accident Insurance for Motor Carriers

ACE Group has introduced standalone passenger accident insurance for motor carriers. The coverage provides accidental death and dismemberment and accident medical/dental expense benefit coverage for authorized passengers who are injured while traveling with a driver who is working under the …

Sentry Insurance to Provide DriveCam Program to Transportation Clients

Lytx, Inc. (formerly DriveCam, Inc.), a global driver safety and compliance product company, has signed an agreement with Wisconsin-based Sentry Insurance to provide Sentry’s transportation clients with the DriveCam powered by Lytx driver safety management product. Sentry will share a …

Bonura Joins Leavitt Central Coast in California

Leavitt Central Coast Insurance Services has hired Joe Bonura in its Central California operation. Bonura specializes in commercial insurance for trucking and agriculture. Prior to the Leavitt Group, Bonura sold individual health plans. He also worked as a media consultant selling …

Lance Surety Launches New Program to Meet FMCSA Bond Increase Requirement

Lance Surety Bond Associates, Inc. has launched a new program addressing the $75,000 Freight Broker Bond requirement that will take effect later this year. The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP 21) transportation reauthorization bill was …