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In an industry where cost containment is crucial, our transportation experts create solutions to help you better manage your exposures while lowering your total cost of risk.

Whether employee shortage and retention issues, regulatory risks, or marketplace competition, these and other exposures can severely impact your organisation’s profitability and impede overall success. The very survival of some transportation companies can depend on the effective management and control of risk and its associated costs.

With these challenges in mind, Marsh provides services that go beyond insurance to deliver a total risk finance and workforce solution. Our services include:

  • Insurance programme design and placement – tailored to help ensure we offer cost-effective risk-transfer solutions.
  • Risk financing – to help ensure the optimal balance of risk retention and risk transfer, supported by industry-leading data and analytics and predictive modelling tools, which provide insights that help you understand your risk exposures and the approaches to manage them.
  • Employee risks – helping you achieve significant reductions in the direct and indirect costs of employee injuries, absenteeism, and staff turnover.
  • Fleet management – including accident-management service, driver training, and fleet risk control.
  • Claims services – a range of claims handling, advocacy, and defensibility services to help you reduce costs and improve efficiency.

The result: A comprehensive understanding of the issues facing your industry, enabling us to design innovative risk solutions that aim to protect your balance sheet, optimise operations, increase stability, and control your total cost of risk.

Related insights

Transportation insurance offers coverage of the insured's property while it’s in transit from one location to another. Some types of insurance coverage companies should consider when creating a risk management plan include:

  • Cyber insurance: This provides coverage in the event of a loss from a cyberattack and benefits and terms will vary depending on the policy purchased.
  • General liability insurance: This protects against property damage or injury claims made by a third party.
  • Workers' compensation insurance: If your employees become ill or injured during a work-related incident, this can help cover any financial consequences. Depending on the type of work being performed, workers’ compensation is often mandatory in most US states. Similar insurance may be available or required in other countries.
  • Property insurance: This covers recovery costs in the event of loss or damage to physical property, including vehicles, offices, or inventory, from a fire, storm, or other causes.

The most effective approach to risk management within the transportation industry will require your company to have both general coverage, such as the examples above, as well as specific policies tailored to the type of cargo you move and whether you transport people.

The following are the types of insurance coverage that companies with fleets should have:

  • Bodily injury: This can afford coverage in the event of injuries or death associated with an accident for which your business is held responsible. This can also include coverage for potential legal costs.
  • Property damage liability: If one of your vehicles or drivers damages another person’s property, this type of policy will typically cover the cost of repairs.
  • Combined single limit (CSL) coverage: This type of policy provides coverage in the event that both bodily injury and property damage occur in a single incident.
  • Cyber insurance: This type of policy can provide coverage in the event of a cyberattack.

Fleet insurance requirements are focused on liability. However, depending on your particular day-to-day operations, your business may also want to consider physical damage, uninsured motorists, and collision coverage.

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