Transportation Practice Leader
Accelerating globalization and digitization have reinvented the transportation and logistics industry.
Although technological innovations have created new opportunities for growth, they have also disrupted the competitive landscape. Companies must now adapt to the increased potential for cyberattacks, litigation, changing regulations, emergence of new products and services, and heightened competition from start-ups and other recent entrants.
Labor, fuel, and other costs are also increasing at the same time that insurance prices are increasingly volatile. This puts added pressure on transportation companies to control costs, while also managing their dynamic risks.
Our global Marsh team of over 500 transportation specialists offers the capital and risk expertise that can help your business better understand, prioritize, and manage these risks. Through our consultative approach, we leverage data and analytics to help you effectively manage your total cost of risk, keep up with industry standards, and maintain a competitive edge.
The COVID-19 pandemic drove economic uncertainty, high demand, and countless business interruptions for the US transportation and logistics industry. Leading transportation and logistics companies are now looking toward new talent and technologies in an effort to maintain stability.
As leaders continue to invest in opportunities to capture efficiencies across their operations, they can expect to contend with rising insurance costs attributed to increasing nuclear verdicts, as well as historic and emerging risks within the sector, including ransomware attacks, widespread shortage of drivers, fluctuating consumer demand, and aging infrastructure.
Your company can benefit from advice and solutions to strategically navigate the challenging insurance marketplace, manage the ever-changing regulatory environment, and implement alternative risk finance solutions.
Marsh’s US Transportation Practice helps you anticipate your risk exposures and develop proactive plans that enable you to minimize your total cost of risk. Our transportation and logistics industry dedicated team can help you manage risk exposures that could impact your operations and bottom line, including fleet safety, cyber, casualty, property, litigation, and more.
Given the complexities and pervasiveness of cyber risk, organizations can benefit from experienced risk advice when managing their exposures. We can help you assess and quantify your cyber risk, prepare for and respond to cyberattacks, transfer your risk, and build lasting risk management and resilience.
Casualty losses are a significant driver of total cost of risk for most organizations. Spanning multiple disciplines and specialties, our liability risk specialists can help you analyze your exposures, identify and prioritize cost reduction opportunities, and optimize your casualty insurance and risk management program.
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:
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:
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.
Transportation Practice Leader