Distracted Driving Everybody’s Problem

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Many trade contractors use their van or truck as their mobile office. Invoicing, credit card readers and receipts that need to be filed, are on the dash, shoved in the sun visor or in a cup holder,  you get the picture. There is even a pickup that touts its rear tailgate as being flexible enough […]

Commercial Insurance Rates Continue to Rise

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What’s driving the hard insurance market for main street businesses? Ohio has always had a very competitive insurance market for small commercial businesses. As a result, premiums are lower than those in many neighboring states. However, rates have been trending up in several areas for the past several years and terms and conditions are being […]

Stop Backover Accidents in Your Commercial Auto Fleet

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Approximately 60 occupational fatalities occur each year due to backover accidents. This number can be reduced by implementing additional safety standards for your commercial auto fleet and reduce your auto insurance premiums. OSHA’s standard for motor vehicles only requires a backup alarm “audible above the surrounding noise level” on any vehicle with “an obstructed view […]

Safe Drivers = Premium Savings = Increased Profits

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Would you allow someone with little or no prior experience to operate a 100,000 piece of machinery? If not, why would you allow someone who has several speeding tickets and a couple at-fault accidents in the last three years to drive your new $80,000 truck in heavy urban traffic? The majority of auto accidents are […]

Injury to a Church Volunteer, Who Pays?

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Steve, a hypothetical church volunteer in this example, is a longtime, trusted, and active church member. Steve helps the church in all manner of tasks, from participating in counting the weekly collection on Sunday morning to knocking off icicles on the church gutters. Recently Steve was injured on church property when he fell about six […]

Stop Backover Accidents in your Commercial Auto Fleet

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Approximately 60 occupational fatalities occur each year due to backover accidents. This number can be reduced by implementing additional safety standards for your commercial auto fleet and reduce your auto insurance premiums. OSHA’s standard for motor vehicles only requires a backup alarm “audible above the surrounding noise level” on any vehicle with “an obstructed view […]