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Ten years ago, driverless vehicles seemed like a Jetsonian dream. Today, they are very much a reality that truck drivers need to prepare for. The likelihood of a truck driver maneuvering alongside driverless vehicles is high. With Uber testing the waters of autonomous vehicles and Waymo partnering with Walmart to shuttle shoppers in driverless cars, […]

The statistics regarding drowsy driving are alarming. After a decade of tracking the statistics, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) noted that highway fatalities caused by drowsy driving remain largely unchanged. Despite awareness campaigns, people still get behind the wheel when they are tired. According to the CDC, 1 in 25 adults reported falling […]

Despite best efforts, lawsuits arise in every industry – certainly trucking is no exception. Many lawsuits related to accidents target the driver, but employers are also at risk. If culpable in the incident, legal action will often follow. These are a few of the many reasons trucking companies may find themselves in court: Hiring drivers […]

The owner of a moving and storage company pled guilty to multiple charges as the result of bait-and-switch tactics used to illegally obtain thousands of dollars from customers. Massaro and his co-conspirators held homeowners’ goods hostage until absorbent fees were paid, and if they didn’t pay, the property was sold at auction. Moving Household Goods […]

First and foremost, I wanted to personally reach out to you to introduce myself and my teammate John Dever.  Encompass is one of the top 10 privately-held transportation risk management boutiques in the United States.  We consider ourselves a boutique because, while we manage over $50,000,000 in annual premium, an insurance company, a self-insured Worker’s […]

Winter creates challenging conditions for transportation professionals in many parts of the country. Whether facing snowdrifts, torrentials rains, ice patches, or even just shortened days, the likelihood of an accident increases. Fleet safety should always be a high priority, but this is especially true in winter. There are a number of steps your team can […]

One transportation accident can put your company out of business. Your defense needs a clear understanding of negligence and the differences between vicarious liability and negligent hiring/entrustment. Join us for this complimentary webinar and learn how to identify negligent hiring and gross negligence and protect your business against them. Subject matter expert Doug Marcello explains: What […]

ERS has over 100 years combined experience in creating risk management and insurance solutions to the transportation industry. We recognize that the transportation industry is a low margin business. We eliminate the pretense and consistently search for solutions to cut your costs while increasing your coverage. We also understand that the key to driving down […]