Friday, October 29, 2010

Pink Convoy- Truckers Help with Breast Cancer Awareness

We would just like to make a shout out to all of the participants of this years pink convoy for breast cancer! It was their third annual event bringing awareness to the rally against cancer and the support of families affected by it. Though the convoy event started in Cornwall three years ago, it has since spread to Alberta, New Brunswick and Texas. The Convoy for a Cure has raised around $250,000 over the last few years, and this years Cornwall event is expected to bring in another $50,000! Drivers paid $75 to join in and most collected additional donations for the cancer foundation. Our hearts go out to those affected and we applaud those who are willing to give what they can.
We know money is tight for everyone and at Berrier Insurance we encourage you to take advantage of our free quotes that could save you up to 37% on your commercial trucking insurance. The more you can save on your truck insurance, the more you can give in the fight against cancer, because every dollar helps.

Check Out What's New in Hybrid Trucks

Berrier Insurance supports forward thinking and going green! With all of the driving that we do, and how many cars and trucks are out on the roads these days some of us worry about our environmental foot prints. Everyday there are new technologies being created and made more readily available to us. We just discovered the new hybrid electric commercial trucks that are being developed by Daimler Truck North America LLC and Wal-Mart. This new truck features a parallel hybrid system based on an electrically driven second drive axle, and uses a lithium-ion-based energy storage and electronic control algorithms that were developed in collaboration with the Daimler Trucks Global Hybrid Center in Japan. While these new trucks were specifically designed to Wal-Mart’s spec’d truck, the 72-inch raised roof Detroit Diesel DD15, DTNA also offers other products powered by alternative technologies, including the Freightliner Business Class M2 106 Hybrid and the Freightliner Business Class M2 112 natural gas lineup.

We are excited to hear that there are more options out there for truckers, we support each of you and want to make sure you are all updated on what is available to you. Make sure that if you decide to buy a new greener truck that you insure it with Berrier Insurance, we specialize in commercial truck insurance and can provide you with the information and services you need. We are dedicated to doing our part to make our world a happier, healthier, and cleaner place.
Lisa Sherer, President
Berrier Insurance Agency, Inc.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

1 in 3 Trucks Too Dangerous for Roads - Is Yours?

We continually work with our trucker clients to find ways to make them safe on the road, so when we found this article it surprised us. According to the California Highway Patrol 1 in 3 trucks are too dangerous for the road, based on 2010 inspection records. In fact, in the first nine months of this year, the Banning facility -- considered the main hub for commercial trucks heading into or out of California -- have recorded 38,879 equipment violations, 13, 724 traffic citations, 2,734 driver violations and 582 driver license problem that included revoked or suspended licenses!

You can read more of this article on NBC's website. We hope that all you truck drivers will be safe out on the road! If you have any questions about commercial truck insurance, or want to see if you are covered properly, call us toll free at Berrier Insurance 888-472-4915.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

2011 Mid American Truck Show!!

Being a company that specializes in truck insurance, we know just how much you guys and gals love your trucks! Well, have you heard about the largest heavy-duty truck event in the world? Where you can check out the latest products in the industry, mingle with other truck lovers, and drool over some of the most beautiful tricked-out trucks anywhere! Its the 2011 Mid-American Truck Show in Louisville Kentucky. They are celebrating their 40th anniversery in March and plan to make it their greatest event ever!

The divas here at Berrier Insurance won't be able to make it out to the event this time so we hope all of you will share your experience with us! Post pics, videos, and tell us your stories about the Mid American Truck Show. We love your trucks just as much as you do, and we love being here for you!

Can you imagine getting insurance on this big rig?! With Berrier Insurance it would be easy! This is last years winner of the Big-Rig Build Off, by Outlaw Customs.