Transportation

Top 10 Reasons to Purchase the Rental Car Damage Waiver

By Jim Nerger, Vice President, Roanoke Trade While most collision damage waiver (CDW) or loss damage waiver (LDW) fees are considered by many to be outrageous, consumers are best advised to purchase the CDW/LDW when renting a vehicle. These waivers may protect you against thousands of dollars in charges not covered under your personal auto policy. Since your auto […]

Industry Insights, Transportation

Roanoke Trade Launches Cyber Suite for Small to Midsize Logistics Service Providers

The clarion message from hackers today is that no company – large or small – is immune from cyber attacks, with their methods increasingly more sophisticated and targeted against those firms that transact a wealth of data online. This includes the transportation sector, which ranked fifth as the most cyber-attacked industry in 2016, according to […]

Industry Insights, Shipping, Transportation

‘Tis a Very Busy Season for this Holiday for Logistics Companies

The most recent figures from the Labor Department shows that the warehousing and storage sector geared up in November for the holiday season, adding 8,100 jobs to pick, pack and ship e-commerce orders. This number reflects the most jobs the sector has added in a single month since December 2015, according to an article in […]

Cargo Insurance, Industry Insights, Shipping, Transportation

Preparing for the Road Ahead: Autonomous Vehicles & Vessels

The race to get autonomous vehicles and vessels on the road and on our waterways is set to impact the way the logistics industry operates. While the reality of self-driving vehicles and vessels in still in the distant future, those throughout the logistics supply chain should be taking a close look at what is taking […]

Cargo Insurance, Industry Insights, Shipping, Transportation

Rail, Intermodal Transport Set to Grow in the Next Four Years

Increasingly more businesses are turning to intermodal transport – using multiple modes of transportation (rail, ship, truck) – as a result in large part to current market conditions in the trucking sector. Unstable fuel prices, driver shortages, infrastructure challenges, truck capacity, and federal regulations limiting the number of hours drivers can be on the road […]

Industry Insights, Shipping, Trade, Transportation

The Importance of Having the Right Policy Limits and Coverage

Purchasing the right policies to protect your business, whether you are a transportation company or logistics service provider, is critical in ensuring that your exposures are adequately addressed in the event of a loss. There is a great deal that goes into securing the right insurance, including having proper property and liability limits for each […]

Errors and Omissions, Industry Insights, Transportation

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