Transportation, Cargo, Marine (Inland and Ocean) News

Specialty Broker NARDAC Launches in California

Newport Beach, Calif.-based NARDAC Insurance Services was recently launched by Jatin Sharma and co-founding partners Bill Kost and Brandon Statton. The new brokerage offers general products and services with highly specialized offerings to serve the renewable energy, conventional power, infrastructure …

Gallagher Bassett Transportation Creates Major Case Unit for Claims

Gallagher Bassett Services Inc. (GB), based in Rolling Meadows, Ill., has launched the GB Transportation Major Case Unit (MCU), a claims handling center that focuses solely on clients’ most severe, complex and high exposure claims. Transportation Practice Senior Vice President …

McGriff, Siebels & Williams Expands in Midwest, Opens Kansas City Office

Specialty insurance broker McGriff, Siebels & Williams (McGriff) has launched an office in Kansas City led by industry experts Stacy Spurgeon, Paula Brennan and Vicky Owens. The team will tackle the new challenges facing transportation companies around compliance, insurance and …

Myron Steves Adds Flake as Transportation Director

Houston-based managing general agency and wholesale insurance broker Myron Steves has hired Jennifer Flake as director of Transportation. She is based in Dallas. Flake will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the firm’s transportation business including the long-haul trucking, …

Los Angeles Will Limit Popular E-Scooters in Pilot Program

Los Angeles has approved a pilot program for dockless electric scooters that could remove thousands of them from city streets. The City Council approved a one-year program limiting the number of e-scooters to 3,000 per company. David Estrada, a spokesman …

Trendy e-Scooters for Transportation Seized in Northern California

San Francisco has pulled the plug on electric scooters that authorities say were blocking sidewalks and building entrances. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Public Works inspectors impounded about 66 scooters last week. The crackdown comes about two weeks after …

Verret Joins Worldwide Facilities in Chicago Sr. Vice President

National wholesale insurance brokerage and managing general agent Worldwide Facilities has announced that Brad Verret joined its Chicago office as a senior vice president specializing in transportation. Verret began his career in 2003 when he joined CRC Dallas. He moved …

California Company Has Marijuana License, But Its Workers Still Arrested

The confusing rollout of marijuana regulations in California has been underscored in Mendocino County, where local authorities licensed a company to deliver pot only to have state police arrest two employees who were trying to do just that with nearly …

Houston Metro Continues to Wrestle with Rail Safety

Collisions remain a constant along the Metro’s light rail track despite a monthslong effort to improve rail safety in the Houston, Texas area. The Metropolitan Transit Authority logged November as its second-worst month for train crashes in more than a …

Iowa Researchers Say Big Data May Be Answer to Improve Trucking Safety

Helping drivers avoid congestion would increase productivity and improve safety, according to a team of Iowa State University and industry researchers, who believe a solution is using big data technology. The challenge is finding the most effective way to share …