Two competitors join forces to offer truck insurance

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TORONTO, Ont. — Safety Insurance Service and Jones DesLauriers Insurance Management (JDIMI) have merged to become one of the largest privately-held trucking insurance firms in the nation.

The trucking business of both firms will take on the name Safety Insurance Group, a specialty division under the JDIMI group of companies.

“We have created a mega trucking insurance brokerage, with 20 dedicated advisors that specialize in providing innovative insurance solutions for companies hauling various commodities,” says Glenn Murray, a partner at JDIMI and Safety. “When you consider what is included with our clients’ insurance needs, the new Safety Insurance Group is really a ‘one-stop shop’ for the trucking industry.”

The new collaborative service includes customized risk management and insurance solutions, fleet safety consulting, and 24-hour claims assistance nationwide. The merged organization is now open for business at any of the firm’s 11 offices, with more than 200 employees that service new and existing accounts.

Along with Murray, Steve Palmer, president and CEO at Safety, will continue to lead the company. “We are pleased to have joined an established firm that shares our passion for the trucking industry: the main focus of our business,” he says. “Whether insuring one truck, or a fleet of 2,500, we will continue to leverage a history of strong insurer relationships, specialty products and value added services that our clients will find mutually beneficial.”

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