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Liberty Mutual Offers Safety Climate Survey to Commercial Lines Business

Liberty Mutual Insurance’s Risk Control Services is offering its commercial lines customers a service that helps them identify targeted areas for improving safety. The Liberty Mutual Safety Climate Survey helps companies differentiate between the perception of a company’s overall safety …

Underage, Unlicensed Truck Driver Reveals What Really Happens on the Roads

American Trucking Associations executive Howard Abramson recently made a case in the New York Times for higher safety standards for trucks. It’s not hard to understand why: Large trucks were involved in at least 327,000 traffic accidents in 2013, killing …

Imports, Pickups Dominate NICB’s Latest Report on 10 Most Stolen Vehicles

Honda Accord and Ford’s full size pickup top lists of most stolen vehicles in 2014, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s latest Hot Wheels report which identifies the 10 most stolen vehicles in the United States. The report examines …

SEC Determines No Enforcement Action Over Target’s Data Breach

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission won’t pursue an enforcement action against Target Corp. after hackers stole data on 40 million credit and debit cards during the 2013 holiday shopping season, according to a regulatory filing. The agency finished its …

Survey: Execs Fall Short in Protecting Businesses Against Main Risks

A newly released survey revealed that nearly three quarters of business leaders are most concerned about potential risks associated with healthcare costs and cyber security threats to their organizations. The Graham Company, a Mid-Atlantic region’s insurance and employee benefits brokerage …

Lawsuit Filed Against 10 Automakers Over Keyless Ignitions Linked to Carbon Monoxide Deaths

Ten of the world’s biggest automakers were sued on Wednesday by consumers who claim they concealed the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning in more than 5 million vehicles equipped with keyless ignitions, leading to 13 deaths. According to the complaint …

Tips to Better Manage Legal Fees

It’s important that adjusters review bills not only based on cost but also on value, says Kevin Quinley, founder and principal of Quinley Risk Associates. In the latest Claims Insights podcast, he says adjusters shouldn’t be afraid to question charges …

Driverless Crash Trucks Aim to Improve Safety in Work Zones

Roving construction crews – the kind you see blacktopping a road, painting lines, inspecting a bridge or installing a traffic signal – are often protected from oncoming traffic by a specialized truck outfitted with a crash barrier. The crash trucks, …

Survey Finds Americans Sick of Recalls, Less Satisfied With Cars

Americans are less happy with their cars and trucks than at any time in more than a decade, and it’s largely because they’re getting sick of dealing with recalls. The 2015 American Consumer Satisfaction Index, an annual survey that involved …

Tech Startups Look to Change the Driving Experience

A veteran computer scientist hates sitting in his car at stop lights, so he creates software that makes the experience less annoying. A former engineering professor wants to double the range of today’s electric vehicles. And an aeronautics expert believes …

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