commercial trucking News

Protective Insurance, AmWINS to Offer For-Hire Commercial Trucking Product

Protective Insurance Co., a property-casualty insurer specializing in trucking and workers’ compensation, has partnered with AmWINS Transportation Underwriters (ATU) to offer a program to support for-hire commercial trucking fleets with up to 24 trucks beginning in the fourth quarter of …

Georgia Considering Commercial Truck-Only Highway

Georgia transportation officials are exploring the idea of a separate highway for trucks only. It would be the first highway of its kind in the United States, said John Hibbard, the Georgia Department of Transportation’s operations director. WABE Radio reports …

Georgia College Expanding Commercial Truck Driver Training Program

A Georgia college is expanding its training program for commercial truck drivers as the U.S. faces a national trucker shortage. WALB-TV reports Albany Technical College plans to increase the number of seats in its commercial driving program by a third …

Semi-Truck Crashes Prompt Review of Kentucky Interstate

A series of accidents involving semi-trucks on the interstate has prompted a review from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. The Courier-Journal reports the agency will review ramps and roadways following accidents in Louisville’s Spaghetti Junction. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokeswoman Andrea Clifford …

Trucking Company Settles Fatal South Carolina Crash for $11M

A trucking company has agreed to pay $11 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of a South Carolina trucker who burned to death last year after colliding with a gasoline tanker that was blocking a rural highway …

This Bud’s for Uber’s Self-Driving Truck Road Test

A tractor trailer full of beer drove itself down Colorado’s I-25 last week with nobody behind the wheel. Uber Technologies Inc. and Anheuser-Busch InBev NV teamed up on the delivery, which they said is the first time a self-driving truck …

Kentucky Bans Large Commercial Trucks from State Route After Accidents

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Greg Thomas issued an order temporarily banning large commercial trucks from traveling on state Route 151 after a series of crashes there. Thomas’ action comes after the Federal Highway Administration authorized the cabinet to delete the …

TUMI Launches Local & Intermediate Trucking Program

Trinity Underwriting Managers, Inc. (TUMI), a Georgia based program administrator, has established a local and intermediate trucking program. This product is underwritten on behalf of an ‘A’ rated carrier and is backed by two ‘A+’ rated reinsurers. Target risks will …

Florida Man Sues Trucking Company, Driver for $10M Over Crash That Killed Family

A northeast Florida man has filed a $10 million wrongful death lawsuit against a semi-truck driver and others related to a wreck that killed his wife and three stepchildren. The SUV Dexter Culclager’s family had been traveling in broke down …

Wal-Mart Sues Insurers for Alleged Breach of Contract in Morgan Settlement Case

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. recently filed a lawsuit against a number of its commercial excess liability insurers. The lawsuit alleges that the insurers are delaying to pay claims related to the giant retailer’s personal injury settlement paid to actor Tracy Morgan …