Why it just makes sense
Lets be honest for a minute, if there was a product that could save you a few hundred on your fuel bills… we all know every truck you have would have it installed already…right? Why – because it makes sense for you to try and save everywhere and anywhere.
This is no different on your insurance programs. If you’re a carrier that has 50 trucks on the road, I’m willing to bet in a 1-year period at least 5 of those trucks will get involved in accident, with an average repair bill of $7500.00. So regardless if you have a $10,000 / $15,000 or $20,000.00 deductible, those 5 accidents are going to cost you $37,500.00 and that’s not including down time.
With the Repair Trust Fund there is strength in numbers - as a “pool” of 1000 trucks or more let’s use the same scenario/mathematics – that would be 100 accidents with an average repair bill of $7500.00/Accident, costing the “pool” $750,000.00 a year. Split this cost between the 1000 trucks in the pool, it would be $7500.00 a year – that is a savings of $30,000.00+ for that carrier.
I was speaking with an O/O, he informed me that he is leased on with a carrier that is charging him $1600.00 per month for his insurance, which gives him a $5000.00 deductible. At what the average O/O makes these days - with the cheaper rates and higher fuel costs, if this O/O gets into an accident he is bankrupt…. IT’S THAT SIMPLE!
An O/O operator cannot afford to come up with a $5000.00 deductible and still keep up with truck payments, not to mention living expenses for their families, all without having any kind of revenue coming in while the insurance company looks at fault, and the garages doing all the repairs. As a carrier, this kind of program will help you keep your O/O, which will save you both time and money. Think about it, how much does it cost you to put a new driver/truck onto the road??? I’m willing to bet a lot more than 30.00/mth!
I am sure if you told the O/O that you are going to start charging them $30.00/mth on their statements for this program and told them that they have a buy-down deductible covering from $250.00 to $20.000.00 they would gladly sign off on it. While speaking with one of our members, they informed me that they showed the documentation to their broker, after reviewing the documentation, he informed them that this program is and I quote “A slam dunk”.
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