Commercial Auto

Commercial Auto Market Trends: Hallmark Financial Services Inc. & Subsidiaries Under Review

Category: Transportation

March 5, 2020

Despite the sector’s size, commercial auto continues to challenge commercial lines insurance underwriting segments due to unfavorable loss severity trends and growing adverse loss reserve development.


Transportation Industry Update: Hours-of-Service Regulations and the Electronic Logging Device Mandate

Category: Transportation

January 29, 2020

A major issue for the U.S. trucking industry in recent years has been hours-of-service (HOS) regulations; rules that govern the working hours of an individual operating a commercial motor vehicle.

Autonomous Vehicle

Why You Should Work with a Broker to Find Autonomous Vehicle Coverage

Category: Transportation

January 29, 2018

By: Chris Moulder, CPCU, ARM – Vice President, Broker, Worldwide Facilities – Atlanta

While completely self-driving cars are still a long way from being commercially available, autonomous features are already upending the risk landscape for car manufacturers.

2018 DOT Rules

What Insurance Retailers Need to Know and Share About New DOT Drug Testing Standards

Category: Transportation

January 23, 2018

By: Loren Henry – Broker, Worldwide Facilities – San Diego

To help reduce liability for clients whose businesses employ commercial motor vehicle drivers, insurance retailers should be aware of the new Department of Transportation (DOT) drug testing regulations that went into effect on January 1, 2018.

Autonomous Vehicle

Determining Fault in an Autonomous Vehicle Crash: The Challenges

Category: Cyber Risk, Transportation

January 18, 2018

By: Chris Moulder, CPCU, ARM – Vice President, Broker, Worldwide Facilities – Atlanta

When fully automated cars become commercially available, it is likely that the majority of blame will shift from drivers to manufacturers in case of an accident. However, when considering the cars on the market today—many of which have some level of partial-automation technology—the picture is less clear.

Autonomous Vehicle

Do Drivers Want Self-Driving Cars?

Category: Transportation

January 4, 2018

By: Chris Moulder, CPCU, ARM – Vice President, Broker, Worldwide Facilities – Atlanta

Companies are eager to get self-driving cars on the roads. The push comes from car manufacturers like Tesla, Toyota, Volvo, GM, and BMW, as well as companies like Google and Uber. With all these powerful brands behind the effort, you’d think there would be a clear, strong consumer demand driving the trend.

Matt Domitrovich on Excess Transportation: “We Have Our Clients’ Backs”

Category: Transportation

August 19, 2016

Matt Domitrovich is Senior Vice President – Transportation Team Leader at Worldwide Facilities’ Chicago office. A specialist in excess auto and excess transportation, Matt is an expert contributor to Insurance Business America. We asked him some questions about the unique challenges insurance agents face in placing risk and selling policies in excess transportation.

Aviation Insurance

Payout Complications and Inequities for Families of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Victims

Category: Transportation

August 4, 2016

On March 8, 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 veered sharply southwest not long after takeoff from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, and disappeared—possibly somewhere in the southern Indian Ocean. So far, many mysteries remain about where and why the plane went down. What’s become more and more clear with recent developments, however, is that collecting on …

Ongoing Market Changes Mean Big Opportunity in Excess Transportation

Category: Transportation

March 1, 2016

Matt Domitrovich is Senior Vice President and Transportation Team Leader at Worldwide Facilities’ Chicago office. He is an excess auto and excess transportation expert.

When insurance carriers non-renew or scale back significant lines of coverage, it can be a challenge for the agents and brokers we work with as well as their insureds, who must re-evaluate their excess transportation coverage in preparation for non-renewal and choose new plans at different premiums.



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