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Whether you own or lease a single business car or an entire fleet of commercial vehicles, you’ll need to purchase commercial auto insurance. Your insurance professional can help you weigh your risks and evaluate coverage options. But even with insurance in place, you’ll want to take steps to prevent accidents and protect your employees and vehicles. Your business can reduce the chance of an accident by establishing and enforcing the following practices and policies. Hard-and-fast driving ...

Even a well-maintained vehicle can break down, so it’s advisable to put together an emergency roadside kit to carry with you. A cell phone tops the list of suggested emergency kit contents since it allows you to call for help when and where you need it. Suggested emergency roadside kit contents:  Cell phone  First aid kit  Flashlight  Flares and a white flag Jumper cables  Jack (and ground mat) for changing a tire  Work gloves ...

Whether your a new driver on one with years of experience, it's always good to review safe driving habits. Even if you know what good habits are, there are often times where you're put in a situation where you have to make a decision to drive.  When it doubt, let someone else drive, pull over or call a cab.   Avoid Fatigue The best way to stay focused while driving is to avoid fatigue. Schedule your ...

More Vehicles Subject to US DOT Numbers - Effective September 1, 2018 There have been changes to the Massachusetts State Markings Regulation 540 CMR 2:22 (regulation text below) that will take effect on September 1, 2018. These changes impact marking (aka lettering) requirements 1) for motor trucks used for the transportation of goods, wares or merchandise for hire, gain or reward and 2) for any commercial motor vehicles that weigh 10,001 lbs. or more used in Intrastate ...

MAPFRE Insurance Named ValChoice Award Winner for #1 Best Value in Massachusetts - Auto Insurance May 30, 2018 - MAPFRE Insurance was recently recognized with the prestigious ValChoice award for #1 Best Value for auto insurance in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The company received a score of 92 out of 100 in ValChoice’s analysis for the 2016/2017 award. Only one company in each state is selected for the annual ValChoice #1 Best Value Award, and the winner is determined based on a ...

BOSTON - MassDOT Registrar of Motor Vehicles Erin Deveney announced today that applications for the 2016 Low Number Plate Lottery are now being accepted online or by U.S. mail. Starting this year, for the first time ever, customers will be able to enter the lottery online by visiting:  https://secure.rmv.state.ma.us/myPlateLotto/.   Mail-in applications are available for download at www.MassRMV.com, or at Registry branch office locations across the Commonwealth.  Applications must be received online or postmarked by August 26, 2016, ...

If you have a CDL or CLP, be aware that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has amended Commercial Driver License standards. This regulation is referred to as the “CDL Permit Rule”. The Massachusetts RMV will implement the rule starting in July 2016. If you have questions about the changes, please contact the MA RMV directly for further clarification.  The Commercial Driver’s License is referred to as the “CDL” and the Commercial Learner’s Permit is referred to as the "CLP". ...

Due to a mailing issue, the Massachusetts RMV is still renewing registrations that expire in December 2016. If your December renewal has been delayed, you may still be eligible to renew online (assuming that no insurance stamp is required). When a registration is renewed online, the registrant receives an email confirmation of the renewal which must be carried in the vehicle until the new registration and decal are received. The registrant will not be charged twice. ...

Automobile accidents are a major cause of death in the United States. They are the single most common cause of death among children and young adults, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. A high percentage of these automobile accident deaths occur on our nation's freeways and highways due to the high rates of speed encountered. There are, however, steps you can take to reduce your chances of becoming a victim on the freeway, ...

The MassDOT Registry of Motor Vehicles launched a campaign to promote its massrmv.com online registration and license renewal services as the agency prepares to process more than 1.32 million renewals before December 31, 2015. “Performing a registration or license renewal on MassRMV.com takes minutes,“ said Registrar of Motor Vehicles Erin C. Deveney. “By reminding customers and maybe introducing customers for the first time to our online renewal services, we are trying to keep more than half a million people from branch ...

 

The information provided in these articles are only general descriptions and should not be relied upon as complete, correct or accurate for your specific situation. All coverage informaiton is subject to policy provisions, endorsements and may be  subject to your meeting underwriting qualifications. Murphy Insurance Agency is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting or other noninsurance professional services. Consult an appropriate professional for advice regarding your own situation.