September 27, 2012
When planning a trip, be it a holiday or a long haul, the journey is just as important as the destination - especially when considering the condition and saftey of the roads and highways you plan on traveling. According to the Canadian Automobile Association, whether it's congested traffic, poor design, potholes, or unmaintained pavement, many of Canada's highways are need of some serious work or redesign.
Three highways in the province of BC...
September 26, 2012
Our HUB Transportation experts want to remind drivers of commercial vehicles that in the province of BC, you must carry chains from October 1 to April 30. Make sure your chains fit your tires, and practice installing them before you need to use them.
Tia Chisholm, HUB International TRANSPORTATION
HUB International TRANSPORTATION specialists are based in Vancouver. Our longstanding relationships with the best providers in the business...
September 26, 2012
Occupational motor vehicle incidents are the number one cause of traumatic worker deaths in British Columbia; on average, 30 workers are killed each year. Operating a motor vehicle requires a driver's full attention. Twenty-five per cent of all vehicle crashes that occur annually in B.C. can be attributed to distracted driving. Wireless devices, such as cell phones, are the number one cause of these distractions. Whatever the reason,...
September 24, 2012
Every day thousands of workers in British Columbia drive while they're on the job - not only couriers and truck drivers but also sales people, homecare workers, utility workers and countless others. Employers have responsibilities to keep their respective workplaces safe, even if that workplace is a car, light-duty truck or big rig. You can reduce your organization's road safety risk by following these five key steps to enhance employee road...
September 20, 2012
On Friday, a jury in Texas handed down a $21 million verdict against Coca-Cola for damages arising from an August 2010 distracted driving crash involving one of its employees using a mobile phone while driving. The plaintiff, who suffered permanent nerve damage in her back, has not been able to work since the accident in August 2010. Her attorney said that Coca-Cola Refreshments was aware of the danger driving while talking on a cell phone posed...
January 10, 2012
When you do business with our HUB International TRANSPORTATION Insurance practice, you have access to a one-two punch that is unparalleled in the marketplace.
First, you have access to a team of experts fully-dedicated to the Transportation sector. We are trained to recognize the special demands of operating in Transportation, whether you own or operate a commercial fleet, run a trucking, bus/motor coach line or ship household goods. We keep up...