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NCIUA FORTIFIED Roof Program

When Hurricane Florence hit the Carolinas in September 2018, the damages were catastrophic leaving many people without a roof over their head, so to speak. It doesn’t take much to remind those affected, that roofs are a front-line protector against severe weather and when a major hurricane hits, making sure your roof is strong enough to withstand strong winds, water, and hail is essential. In an effort to address this, North Carolina Insurance Underwriting Association (NCIUA) is introducing a pilot program that will offer up to $6,000 grants for new FORTIFIED Roofs to eligible homeowners living in the Outer Banks and Barrier islands. The FORTIFIED Roofs are designed to improve the strength and protection that [...]

NCIUA FORTIFIED Roof Program2019-04-08T22:40:30-05:00

The Drive Safe Act

If you haven’t heard of the Drive Safe Act, you may be either shocked or pleased to learn that a bill has been filed that would authorize 18-21 year olds to drive 18-wheelers professionally on the interstate, whereas now they must be 21. In most states, drivers can get their automobile drivers’ license at the age of 16, but the federal law states you must be 21 to drive a truck professionally. If the Drive Safe Act becomes a law, that will change. The Proposed Drive Safe Act  On February 26, 2019, The Drive Safe Act bill was introduced that, if passed, states drivers from 18-21 years old will be allowed to drive trucks professionally [...]

The Drive Safe Act2019-04-08T22:35:12-05:00

2019 IIHS Safest Cars

When it comes to finding the right car for your needs, you may consider a wide variety of options that are important, but is safety on your list? Each year the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) releases the names of those vehicles that received top honors regarding their safety so if you are currently in the market for a new car, you should become familiar with the honoree list of 2019 IIHS safest cars. And the Top Honors Go to: The top ranking for the safest autos falls into the category of IIHS Top Safety Pick+, with 30 vehicles making that top honor and 27 vehicles falling into the IIHS Top Safety Pick. Last [...]

2019 IIHS Safest Cars2019-03-18T10:26:09-05:00

Exclusive SMS Monitoring Service For Trucking Companies

Trucking companies are now facing harsh regulatory action from the federal government. The FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) enacted the CSA program (Compliance, Safety and Accountability) to monitor 5 primary behavior analysis and safety improvement categories (BASICs). Each of these categories are scored with a SMS (Safety Measurement System) score. When any of these scores reach high levels, the trucking company can be at risk of being shut down. Now that I have defined all of these acronyms, let me get into the meat of this article. In recent weeks, hundreds of motor carriers have been shut down due to high scores resulting from maintenance issues, poor drug testing, driver fatigue, driving violations to [...]

Exclusive SMS Monitoring Service For Trucking Companies2018-04-26T00:18:32-05:00