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Milepost Insurance Agency LLC (Omaha), a Berkshire Hathaway company focused on simplifying the trucking insurance process for independent owner-operators, has announced the company has joined the Truckstop Partner Marketplace (Boise, Idaho). The goal of the partnership is to provide Truckstop customers reliable and comprehensive insurance coverage, allowing for operators to quote insurance and purchase policies online, as well as generate certificates of insurance through a 24/7 digital insurance portal so they’re able to stay on the road and never miss an opportunity to move freight, according to a joint statement from the companies.
“One of the biggest challenges that an owner-operator faces when they want to start their own authority is getting insurance,” comments Joe Nibley, VP, Milepost. “Truckstop’s extensive marketplace and operator verification network allows us to bring reliable insurance to vetted, independent carriers who are looking to secure their fleet. By removing the guesswork that often comes with selecting insurance, we’re able to help get trucks on the road faster and safer.”
Small carriers and independent owner-operators simply need to visit the Truckstop Partner Marketplace. From there, users have access to Milepost’s streamlined insurance quotation and purchasing process. Within 15 minutes, prospects can have a quote to jumpstart their operations with Milepost or switch their insurance to Milepost as a way to save along their bottom line, according to the statement.
Reducing Risks in the Freight Transaction Process
“Truckstop remains committed to reducing risks in the freight transaction process, all the way down to the insurance level,” comments Alan Alberto, Director of Partnerships & Alliances, Truckstop. “Our partnership with Milepost provides our customers with more options and enhances their access to the types of coverage and coverage levels that many users desire.”
“Freight rates are the number one focal point for small fleets and independent owner operators, making our partnership with Truckstop natural,” adds Milepost’s Nibley. “Milepost’s insurance policies have the highest financial strength rating, allowing for these business men and women to maximize their opportunities and truly never miss a load. Truckstop’s Marketplace expands our ability to provide 24/7 coverage to these operators and allows them to further their broker or shipper relationships.”