Is your self-storage or moving business an easy mark for cyber criminals?

The number of data breaches in the U.S. hit an all-time high in 2014 according to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC). Tens of millions of U.S. citizens have had their private information compromised through attacks on retail giants, healthcare companies, and even the federal government. If you run a self-storage or moving business, you [...]

By |2019-03-13T17:09:39+00:00August 18th, 2015|Blog|

Logistics Insurance News Watch: Weak Links in the Supply Chain

Is it possible to overestimate the importance of the supply chain? The economy hinges on it. It keeps grocery markets full and department stores stocked. In many ways, it makes the world go round. Yet the supply chain is invisible to most eyes – as most working systems are; that is, until something breaks. So [...]

By |2019-03-13T17:09:39+00:00August 6th, 2015|Blog|

Trucking Risk Management – Legislative Update

In June, the House of Representatives passed the T-HUD 2016 budget bill with several provisions that herald good news for the trucking industry. Vehicle size allowances and insurance restrictions among other provisions appear set to improve efficiency and reduce operating costs, but the bill is still in danger of a veto. Preventing insurance price hikes. [...]

By |2019-03-13T17:09:39+00:00July 22nd, 2015|Blog|

Logistics Insurance Update: Cargo Theft Trends

Cargo theft isn’t a new problem. This type of crime has probably been around since boats and roads were first invented. But the pirates and highwaymen of the past were small-scale compared to today's international crime syndicates. Thanks to globalization, cargo theft and the black market commerce that follows after have become an international problem. [...]

By |2019-03-13T17:09:39+00:00June 11th, 2015|Blog|

Moving Insurance Basics: Lump Sum vs. Valued Inventory

No matter how thoroughly you plan, moving can be a risky time for the property you take with you. Of course, you need moving insurance, but how much and what kind? Read on to learn the basics! Step 1: Itemize what you plan to insure and take photos. As a rule of thumb, make sure [...]

By |2019-03-13T17:09:39+00:00May 27th, 2015|Blog|

Concierge Storage – A Growing Trend

When you think of storage facilities, you probably imagine rows of pull up doors. And while that picture may be accurate, it’s far from complete. You see, the storage industry and its offerings are quickly evolving. Case in point: 1. High-end clothes. You’ve heard of wardrobes. How about garde-robes? “Garde” is a French root meaning [...]

By |2019-03-13T17:09:39+00:00May 15th, 2015|Blog|

Moving companies: Take Control of Insurance Claims by Addressing Driver Fatigue

As a moving company owner or executive, you know that safety is a top priority. That’s why it’s important that your entire team understands the negative impact of driver fatigue. For example, did you know that driver fatigue costs an estimated $12.5 billion in monetary damage on a yearly basis and that being awake for [...]

By |2019-03-13T17:09:39+00:00January 21st, 2015|Blog|

How to Grow Your Moving Business Despite Declining Moving Activity

While short distance moves remain consistent, long distance relocations have declined significantly during the past decade. According to Jed Kolko, Chief Economist of Trulia, Americans are no longer moving every five years but in fact are keeping their homes for an average of eight and a half years. Kolko quoted the most recent US Census [...]

By |2019-03-13T17:09:39+00:00January 14th, 2015|Blog|

Moving Companies: Two Ways to Move Millennials

When it comes to moving, millennials just may be the next big thing. Not only do millennials represent 25% of the U.S., they also wield more than $200 billion in buying power (source). And to think... many of them haven’t even graduated yet. So how can you reach the millennials in your neighborhood? How does [...]

By |2019-03-13T17:09:39+00:00October 3rd, 2014|Blog|

Moving Company Risk Management: “Restart” Rule Update

According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, fatal truck crashes have been on the rise, with 3,912 deaths recorded in 2012. And according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), a leading cause of those accidents is driver fatigue. Those statistics have prompted federal action that could impact your moving company [...]

By |2019-03-13T17:09:40+00:00September 24th, 2014|Blog|