Transportation

Protecting your fleet exposures to keep your business moving

As one of the largest transportation insurance brokers in the United States, our Transportation Practice places over $450 million in premium to the transportation insurance market, serving transportation companies from one to over 25,000 power units.

We’ve developed close relationships with underwriters and senior management at key insurance markets. These relationships enable us to advocate on our clients’ behalf and provide superior results in pricing, coverage terms and equitable claims resolution. You can count on our team to proactively support your business and protect its future.

Transportation sectors we serve

  • Truckload
  • LTL
  • Flatbed
  • Tanker
  • Intermodal
  • Moving and Storage
  • Third-Party Logistics
  • Courier
  • Last Mile
  • Passenger
  • Gig Economy

Service model

McGriff is accountable to you. We don’t forward your business to a global broking hub. With us, you’ll always work with people you know who understand the nuances of your operation. We’ve staffed our Transportation Practice with industry leaders, including former transportation company risk managers, attorneys, claims managers and insurance underwriters. The same people serving as your primary contacts will also negotiate directly with underwriters on your behalf and be involved in all aspects of a claim. 

Service is truly our main differentiator.

We strongly emphasize execution on our core services (policy review and issuance, certificates, invoicing, etc.) in a timely and error-free manner.

Coverages available

  • Auto Liability
  • Physical Damage
  • Cargo
  • General Liability
  • Excess Liability
  • PEO
  • Occupational Accident
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Contingent Liability
  • Shippers Interest
  • Warehouse Legal
  • Property

Alternative risk finance

From self-insurance and structured risk to single-parent and group captives, McGriff’s Transportation Practice will help you evaluate if an alternative risk finance strategy would be the right fit for your organization. We maintain a broad base of clients from smaller fleets to some of the largest in the nation, and we’ve tailored our resources to meet those diverse needs. Our consulting services include:

  • Actuarial
  • Self-insurance studies
  • Captive feasibility
  • And more

Fleet safety

Many of our clients take advantage of our dedicated fleet safety resources. Our experts will conduct a GAP Analysis of your existing safety management controls and benchmark your company against fleet safety best practices and industry standards. Our first-hand knowledge of today’s safety and compliance-related issues will help you improve productivity and profitability.

Additional safety services we can provide include:

  • CSA Score Analysis
  • Active Shooter Training
  • Exposure Control Plans
  • Business Continuity Plans
  • Safety Management System
  • DOT Drug Clearinghouse
  • On-Board Camera Systems
  • Business Intelligence Tools
  • OSHA Review and Training
  • Medical Emergency Training
  • Heat Illness Prevention
  • Fatigue Management
  • Just Culture for Safety
  • Safe Driver Recognition Programs

McGriff Analytics Platform

With insights from the McGriff Analytics Platform (MAP), you have a holistic view of risk to move forward confidently with strategic plans in today’s modern risk environment. MAP facilitates a real-time, dynamic conversation about your risk financing options. Using MAP’s multi-step process, you will have:

  • A forward look at risk, using McGriff’s deep pool of claims, exposure, and placement data—across industry, size, geography, and product—providing a clear, informed view of future loss potential and volatility
  • A customized view that combines industry-leading loss modeling with analyses of key income statement and balance sheet drivers, enabling you to assess risk tolerance with respect to your unique capital position
  • Informed decisions on optimal risk financing structures or risk mitigation investments, delivered via a transparent view into your economic cost of risk (ECOR)

Independent contractor/small fleet programs and compliance

McGriff builds the best solutions to protect corporate risk program structures for IC exposures while assisting with recruitment and retention goals. Our dedicated contractor practice offers day-to-day advocacy services for independent contractor insurance programs.

  • Insurance and Risk Management
    • Insurance program design and implementation
    • Contract review
    • Administration
    • Claims advocacy
  • Compliance
    • Insurance certificate tracking
    • Motor vehicle records
    • Background checks
    • Drug screenings
    • Document storage

Freight brokerage transactional solutions

As technology continues to evolve, both traditional and tech-based startups are launching platforms to improve efficiency across the supply chain. We work with our clients to implement custom solutions to harness those efficiencies. From initial whiteboard concepts to execution, our solutions have provided innovative mechanisms to help our clients drive growth and profit.

Current transaction solutions: 

  • TripExcess.com
  • TripCargo.com
  • CargoShield

Legal resources and support

McGriff’s resources for contract review and contractual risk transfer consulting are unmatched in the transportation risk and brokerage community. 

We routinely assist in the review, analysis and evaluation of any potential impact that third-party contracts may have on our clients’ risk profile. Three of our primary contract review services include:

  • Review of standard service contracts with customers and/or vendors
  • Review of compliance with insurance requirements with vendors and/or subcontractors
  • Review of professional service agreements, construction contracts, lending agreements, etc., as well as a full evaluation of how they may impact your existing insurance program

We are also able to provide a contract review training session to infuse an insurance/risk management perspective across a company’s functional areas (such as legal, insurance procurement, safety, etc.).

Success stories

Trucking Company  (Business Success Story)

Pizza Delivery Franchisee  (Business Success Story)

Department of Transportation Audit  (Business Success Story)

Business insights & resources

COVID-19: Avoiding “Summit Fever”  (Industry News)

Navigating the Hard Property and Casualty Insurance Market: Strategies for Apartment Owners  (Industry News)

Client Advisory: SolarWinds Update  (Industry News)

Let's connect.

Our approach begins with understanding your needs and goals, so please contact us to get started.

Scott Richards

Executive Vice President
Transportation Practice Leader

Peter Siegel

Executive Vice President
Transportation Practice

503-943-6648
PSiegel@McGriff.com

Insurance products and services offered through McGriff Insurance Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Truist Insurance Holdings, Inc., are not a deposit, not FDIC insured, not guaranteed by a bank, not insured by any federal government agency and may go down in value.

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