An exclusive insurance option your fleet can’t afford to pass up:
- Do you want a free insurance quote in minutes?
- Are you looking for a program that takes safe driving habits into account?
- Are you tired of paying a large chunk of your insurance premium up front?
- Would you prefer to pay for insurance on a monthly basis?
- Do you operate a fleet with 1-20 trucks?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, Aon Affinity’s Motor Carrier Insurance Program is the insurance solution for you.
The Small Fleet Advantage:
Aon Affinity’s Small Fleet Advantage is a new motor carrier insurance program now available for qualifying Alabama fleets! This program is offered exclusively to fleets with 1-20 trucks, and it’s only available through the CarrierHQ platform. Designed with you in mind, this motor carrier insurance program enables you to pay monthly installments through your factoring activity. Your premium is directly influenced by your driving habits: safe driving = lower premium. With no down payment required and competitive annual insurance premiums, CarrierHQ helps you take your business to the next level.
Of all the active transportation systems in Alabama, trucking is the most dominant, delivering goods all over the state and beyond more effectively and more efficiently than any other form of transport. Trucking is also a vital part of the Alabama economy, providing a large percentage of employment and payroll dollars calculated for the state each year.
Trucking and the Alabama Economy
In 2015, the Alabama trucking industry reported more than 100,000 jobs within the state, meaning about one of every 15 employed Alabama residents works in the trucking industry. This includes tractor-trailer drivers, light truck drivers, delivery drivers, logistics professionals, loaders, and support staff for the more than 9,000 trucking companies in operation throughout the state. In May of 2015, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Alabama truck drivers as having a mean annual salary of about $40,000.
The vast majority of Alabama trucking companies currently in operation are small, locally owned businesses that support many other local businesses. On average, Alabama trucks transport about 80% of the cargo tonnage moved throughout the state each year, more than 260,000 tons per day. Nearly 90% of Alabama communities rely on trucking companies to move their goods, and the Alabama trucking industry contributes more than half a billion dollars in federal and state roadway taxes. Trucks may only represent roughly 10% of all motor vehicles in operation in Alabama, but the trucking industry pays about 40% of all taxes owed by Alabama drivers.
Alabama Trucking Safety and Sustainability
The Alabama trucking industry invests billions of dollars each year in roadway and workplace safety. The Alabama Share the Road program involved professional truck drivers meeting with drivers throughout the state to teach them about truck blind spots and best practices for driving near trucks. Alabama trucking companies are also committed to lowering fossil fuel consumption and reducing the carbon footprint of roadway cargo transport. More efficient routes and modernized vehicles have played significant roles in these efforts over the last several years.
Trucking is not only an integral part of the Alabama economy, but Alabama’s trucking industry is invaluable to the overall United States economy, helping to ensure the safe and efficient transport of millions of tons of goods throughout the country each year.