Bits & Pieces

Volume 12, Edition 6

Finally – summer.  Hope you all have some plans to take advantage of the slower pace of summer.  Even the news is short this month as it appears everyone is heading off to vacation.

This month we report:

CVSA ROAD CHECK 2009 – Good news from the CVSA.  This year’s road check indicates that carriers seem to be even safer than before, with the road check resulting in some of the best safety results in years.  There were drops in vehicle and driver out of service.  Data show the highest overall vehicle compliance rate — 80.4 percent — since 1996, and the highest overall driver compliance rate — 95.7 percent — ever. For North American Standard Level I inspections, the compliance rates of 77.8 percent (vehicles) and 96.1 percent (drivers) were both records. Safety belt violations dropped down 276, which was a 22.2% improvement over last year.
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Volume 12, Edition 5

It was wonderful to see so many of you at the IMUA’s annual meeting in Tucson, AZ.  A good time was had by all and once again the program was interesting and educational.  The inland marine industry well appreciates the services provided by this organization.

We are also very pleased to report that our new VITAL program is turning heads.  Vehicles are being tracked by underwriters and claim adjusters daily and we have had more than a few calls telling us that the information obtained through this service have already resulted in better underwriting and reductions in loss pay-outs. If you have not yet signed up for this amazing service, contact Laib Roberts at (212) 244-6575, ext 227 or by clicking here.

Summer is starting so news should be winding down and we all head into the slow pace of summer.  This month we report:

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