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Truckers across the country choose to work with Independence Insurance Agency because we put their needs first before anything else. As experts in transportation insurance, we proudly offer a range of quality insurance products that are both practical and affordable for them. Our industry-leading carriers provide coverage that caters to the unique challenges faced by the trucking industry, ensuring that your business is protected at all times.
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At Independence Insurance Agency, we offer several types of insurance coverage for local, intermediate, and long-haul trucking needs. Here are just a few categories of trucking insurance coverage that our agency offers.
As the foundation of your insurance policy, liability coverage is required by law in most states in the U.S. It provides coverage for damage or injuries caused to properties or other people if your 18-wheeler is responsible for the crash. Without liability coverage, it's almost impossible to drive a truck or run a trucking business without major legal consequences.
Having physical damage coverage is an essential component that shouldn't be overlooked. This insurance is responsible for covering the expenses related to repairing or replacing your truck in situations such as accidents, theft, vandalism, and other damaging events. By having this coverage, you can rest assured that your business won't be affected significantly by unexpected incidents, and you can continue running your operations smoothly even in challenging times.
For trucking companies, the goods they transport are crucial to their operations. To protect these goods from damage, loss, or theft while in transit, cargo insurance is essential. This coverage provides much-needed peace of mind for both you and your clients, allowing you to reimburse clients for any losses sustained while protecting your reputation and brand identity.
Non-Trucking Liability Insurance is designed to cover property damage or bodily injury that may occur during personal time when the driver/truck is not under dispatch. This coverage can be applied with or without a trailer and is added to a commercial policy as an endorsement.
While Independence Insurance Agency has built a reputation of excellence in serving the needs of truckers, we also offer general liability. Also known as Truckers General Liability, this coverage insures for bodily injuries or property damage that happen due to business activities that are NOT the cause of operating a truck. It covers accidents that occur in parking lots, rest stops, also while loading or unloading. General liability can also cover losses related to theft and vandalism. Most brokers and shippers will require this coverage to work with you.
Bobtail insurance is a type of coverage that is comparable to non-trucking liability, which is designed to offer protection when driving a truck without a trailer attached. This is commonly referred to as "bobtailing." With bobtail insurance, the tractor is covered at all times, even when it is not attached to a trailer, regardless of whether or not the truck is under dispatch.
Trailer interchange insurance is a must-have if you're involved in a trailer interchange agreement. This essential coverage offers protection for trailers owned by other parties that you're using under a contractual agreement. It covers damages caused by collisions, fire, theft, and vandalism, providing assurance to all parties involved.
Curious whether our commercial truck insurance agency in cityname, state offers additional coverage? The following options can be bound in your insurance policy:
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- Occupational Accident with Contract Liability Insurance
- Rental Reimbursement Insurance
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If you're looking for a commercial trucking insurance agency for your business, chances are you have some questions - and we've got answers. Keep reading to learn more about some of the most commonly asked questions we hear from truckers like you.
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We proudly work with more than 20 carriers to provide our clients with the most advantageous options at competitive prices, catering to the needs of owner-operators and big fleets alike.
Permit filings are typically done by insurance companies on the next business day. Federal (FMCSA) filings are completed online and updated immediately, while some states may take up to three weeks to process.
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There's no question about it - you've got to protect your staff, your rig, and your trucking business with insurance. But choosing the right insurance partner isn't always easy. Thankfully, with Independence Insurance Agency by your side, you can rest easy knowing you're covered no matter where the road takes you. If you're in need of a commercial truck insurance agency in Carrollton, GA that caters to truckers like you, pick up the phone and contact one of our transportation specialists today. That way, you can get back on the road with confidence tomorrow.
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Plans for All-Inclusive Playground in the Works for Carrollton
(Last Updated On: August 29, 2023)A new project is underway in Carrollton where everyone can prepare to join the fun. The All Ages and Abilities Park is a universally-accessible, all-inclusive playground that will be located at Hobb’s Farm. The park will be a safe play area for children and adults with or without disabilities and will have 100 percent accessibility for anyone with any type of disability. The surface of the playground is what will enable anyone with a mobility device to move around all portions of the playground...
(Last Updated On: August 29, 2023)
A new project is underway in Carrollton where everyone can prepare to join the fun. The All Ages and Abilities Park is a universally-accessible, all-inclusive playground that will be located at Hobb’s Farm. The park will be a safe play area for children and adults with or without disabilities and will have 100 percent accessibility for anyone with any type of disability. The surface of the playground is what will enable anyone with a mobility device to move around all portions of the playground without restrictions.
Connie McNiel, a Carrollton small business owner and real estate photographer, worked with Make-A-Wish for many years when she lived in Chattanooga, Tennessee. During that time her passion for this demographic led her to support many children with various disabilities. Prior to moving to the Carroll County area, she assisted a set of parents who had a son with severe special needs bring an accessible playground to the Chattanooga area; but due to both parties’ relocating, the plan was put on hold. McNiel’s move to Carrollton was right before the Covid-19 pandemic hit hard, so she could not get in front of people. She drove around Carroll County checking out all the playgrounds and observed none of them had full accessibility for those with disabilities. “I believed that I needed to do that here. So that’s why I’m doing this, for the people that need it. You know, it’s our civil right to have accessibility; and any of us at any given time could develop a disability, whether it’s through an accident or, you know, physical illness. But the point is, all public places should have accessibility, especially playgrounds. The children that have those disabilities have the right to have access to enjoy something like that, just like an otherwise healthy physical child,” McNiel said.
According to McNiel, in Carroll County, GA, 10.6% (13,206) out of the population of 124,592 people have a disability. The ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) requires access to public recreation spaces, our civil right. However, ADA standards are still not fully accessible. She noted that Safari Park in Carrollton has one accessible ramp, but once you enter the playground structure, there is no exit for someone in a wheelchair if another mobility device is entering via that ramp. The plan for the AAA Park is to have access ramps that are double in width, providing enough space for two-way travel on the ramp, so individuals can come and go at the same time. The surfacing will be pour-in-place rubber with playground turf. “Which means there will be no wood chips at all because wood chips are dangerous. You can get one wood chip on a surface and if someone tries to go over it, they could actually get stuck with an accident,” McNiel said. There will be additions made to the existing bathrooms to include two electric powered, adult-sized changing tables.
Construction does not have a set date to begin as the team must reach their budget of $2.5 million for the entire project. The City of Carrollton donated Hobbs Farms property for the project and will maintain the park once it is completed. The AAA Park Project is a 501(3)(c) organization established through the Community Foundation of West Georgia which is facilitating community donations towards the project. Those who would like to donate can do so at the following link https://cfwg.fcsuite.com/erp/donate/create/fund?funit_id=2716. Individuals who would like to donate via check can make it payable to: Community Foundation of West Georgia for/to: AAA PARK. There are also options for sponsors to contribute at various tiers including diamond, platinum, gold, silver, and bronze; names of the giving groups’ members will be displayed with the company logo and name in various designated areas in the park.The AAA Park Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/AAAParkCarrolltonGa.
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Halloween is Happening in Carrollton
(Last Updated On: October 10, 2023)Carrollton will be the scene of several Halloween-themed events during the next two weeks, from trick-or-treating and a movie to music and football.Kids ten and younger can decorate their own mini pumpkin (while supplies last), watch a screening of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and enjoy Butter’dudder ice cream at the Amp at the Great Pumpkin Decorating event, October 16 at 6pm. Sponsored by Budder’dudder and Walmart.Test your trick-or-treat knowledge...
(Last Updated On: October 10, 2023)
Carrollton will be the scene of several Halloween-themed events during the next two weeks, from trick-or-treating and a movie to music and football.
Kids ten and younger can decorate their own mini pumpkin (while supplies last), watch a screening of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and enjoy Butter’dudder ice cream at the Amp at the Great Pumpkin Decorating event, October 16 at 6pm. Sponsored by Budder’dudder and Walmart.
Test your trick-or-treat knowledge at Halloween Trivia at the Amp, Thursday, October 19 at 7pm. Sponsored by Local Ties Brewing Company.
The Carrollton Wind Ensemble will perform an original score by Carrollton native Elijah Green for the 1925 silent movie, Phantom of the Opera. October 19 – 20 at 7:30pm at the Carrollton Center for the Arts.
The classic movie Hocus Pocus will be shown on the Amp’s big screen, Friday, October 27 at 7pm.
Saturday, October 28, will feature several events throughout the day beginning with Trick-or-Treat Downtown from 10 – 11:30am. Children will travel through Adamson Square, collecting candy and goodies from merchants.
The Carrollton Parks and Recreation Department will host its free Fall Carnival for kids October 28 from 11am – 1pm at the East Carrollton Recreation Center, featuring inflatables, games and more.
The action moves back downtown at 3:30 pm when the Georgia Bulldogs take on the Florida Gators, live on the Amp’s video screen.
On Sunday, October the 29, the Carrollton Wind Ensemble will take to the Amp stage at 7:30pm to present their Creepy Concert.
(Last Updated On: October 9, 2023)
West Georgia Technical College (WGTC) hosted the inaugural West Georgia Manufacturing Day at its LaGrange Campus on October 6. The event was created in partnership with the Development Authority of LaGrange in an effort to expose the next generation to modern manufacturing careers.
Over 1,300 students from the Troup County School System, Heard County School System, Harris County School System, Meriwether County School System, Lafayette Christian School, and Troup County Home School Association attended the tradeshow-style event that featured representatives from 21 manufacturing companies from the West Georgia region.
WGTC president Dr. Julie Post encouraged students to take in as much information as they could about manufacturing and then share that information with others.
“Manufacturing is not what people think it is,” Post said. We need to demystify it. There are thriving manufacturing careers where you can be so successful, and the range of options is wide.”
Manufacturing Day, originated by the National Association of Manufacturers, is the industry’s biggest initiative to build excitement around the future of the modern manufacturing workforce and engage with students to demonstrate the exciting opportunities within the industry.
Students visited booths and interactive displays that showcased a wide range of manufacturing industries including textiles, household items, healthcare items, firearms, and automotive and parts manufacturing. Students also had the opportunity to tour WGTC’s precision manufacturing lab and its mobile welding and advanced manufacturing labs and try their hand at technical careers through virtual and augmented reality experiences in the Be Pro Be Proud Georgia trailer.
Georgia was recently named the number one state to do business in the country for the tenth consecutive year. Because of that, the need for skilled manufacturing workers in Georgia will continue to grow.
Kelley Bush, Director of Existing Industry and Workforce Development for the Development Authority of LaGrange, hopes West Georgia Manufacturing Day will help erase some of the stigmas that surround manufacturing careers.
“There are some stigmas around manufacturing, that are sometimes handed down from generation to generation, but manufacturing today isn’t our grandparents’ manufacturing,” Bush said. “We want to provide awareness and work with industry partners to show students what manufacturing is…high-paying jobs with a lot of advanced technology. The only way to get that message across is to have them experience it.”
Dr. Post thanked the Development Authority of LaGrange for partnering with WGTC for this event.
“Helping make an area vitally economic is a collaborative endeavor, and we are incredibly grateful to the Development Authority of LaGrange for bringing all of this activity to our campus,” Post said. “Our job at WGTC is economic development and workforce development. We are here to be the conduit between industry, education, and students to help make LaGrange, Troup County, and all of our surrounding counties successful.”
West Georgia Technical College, with campuses in Carroll, Coweta, Douglas, Haralson, and Troup counties and class sites in Heard and Meriwether counties, offers more than 120 associate degree, diploma, and technical certificate programs of study. A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, West Georgia Tech is one of the largest of the state’s 22 technical colleges. For more information, please visit www.westgatech.edu.
CarMax to Open Stand-Alone Reconditioning Center in Carrollton, GA
CarMax, Inc. (NYSE: KMX), the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, announces plans to open its first stand-alone reconditioning center, which will be located in Carrollton, Georgia. The exclusive purpose of the state-of-the-art facility will be to recondition used vehicles to be sold to customers at CarMax stores in the Atlanta region, with the ability to ship nationwide.To support the opening of its new location, CarMax aims to hire up to 100 automotive professionals by the location’s opening in February 2024, and an a...
CarMax, Inc. (NYSE: KMX), the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, announces plans to open its first stand-alone reconditioning center, which will be located in Carrollton, Georgia. The exclusive purpose of the state-of-the-art facility will be to recondition used vehicles to be sold to customers at CarMax stores in the Atlanta region, with the ability to ship nationwide.
To support the opening of its new location, CarMax aims to hire up to 100 automotive professionals by the location’s opening in February 2024, and an additional 100 automotive professionals by early 2025. Open positions at the center will include technicians, detailers, painters, supply associates, and more. There will be job opportunities for both new and seasoned automotive professionals. Job seekers may learn more and apply for open positions online at careers.carmax.com.
“We are excited to bring approximately 200 jobs to the Carrollton community as we open a stand-alone reconditioning center in Georgia,” said Tyrone Payton, VP, regional service operations at CarMax. “We look forward to welcoming new automotive talent to the team. CarMax leads the industry in providing an innovative and world-class experience for our customers and it’s our people that are central to our success.”
CarMax provides its associates with competitive pay and comprehensive benefits. Automotive professionals find value in the company’s award-winning training and development programs, reimbursement programs for certifications, and free or discounted tools. CarMax’s generous benefits include:
• Paid time off, medical plan, tuition reimbursement, adoption assistance, and employee stock purchase plan.
• Immediate 401(k) eligibility with an industry-leading 6% match on contributions. • Endless career paths driven by our variety of roles with unmatched training and support for associate career growth.
• Wellness benefits such as gym discounts and free access to Headspace, which provides guided meditation and mindfulness that can support overall well-being and better sleep. • Discounts on car purchases, which can be extended to family members – including spouses, parents, grandparents, siblings and children.
• Volunteer team builders and opportunities to make an impact in our communities and support causes associates are passionate about.
“We are excited to welcome CarMax to our community,” said Carrollton Mayor, Betty Cason. “We work hard to attract quality employers by focusing on projects that illustrate Carrollton as an attractive place to live, work, and play.”
“We are elated to welcome CarMax as they launch their first stand-alone reconditioning center in the country, right here in Carroll County! Their commitment to providing high-quality careers aligns seamlessly with our mission at Carroll Tomorrow to enhance the prosperity of our residents,” expressed Brian Dill, CEO and President of Carroll Tomorrow. “We are particularly excited about their eagerness to collaborate with and invest in our local community and dedication to fueling economic growth. It’s a privilege to work alongside the City of Carrollton, united in our efforts to attract and nurture companies like CarMax, ultimately elevating the quality of life for Carroll County.”
The 70,000 square-foot reconditioning center will be located northwest of Carrollton’s city center at 115 Battey Street. CarMax’s existing footprint in the Atlanta region includes seven retail stores, a customer contact center in Norcross, an auction facility in Newnan, and CarMax Auto Finance in Kennesaw. CarMax also has retail stores in Augusta, Columbus, Macon and Savannah.
CarMax is committed to helping communities thrive and making a positive social impact. Through The CarMax Foundation’s volunteer team-builders, matching gifts and board service programs, CarMax supports the causes that are most important to the diverse communities where it operates. As the company prepares to open the doors of its new reconditioning center, CarMax will look for opportunities to support the Carrollton community.
CarMax has been recognized for several awards including The Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Top Workplaces and FORTUNE magazine’s Best Workplaces in Retail. Additionally, for 19 consecutive years, CarMax has been named one of FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For®.
For more information on CarMax and career opportunities visit www.careers.carmax.com.
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CarMax, the nation’s largest retailer of used autos, revolutionized the automotive retail industry by driving integrity, honesty and transparency in every interaction. The company offers a truly personalized experience with the option for customers to do as much, or as little, online and in-store as they want. During the fiscal year ended February 28, 2023, CarMax sold approximately 810,000 used vehicles and 590,000 wholesale vehicles at its auctions. In addition, CarMax Auto Finance originated nearly $9 billion in receivables during fiscal 2023, adding to its nearly $17 billion portfolio. CarMax has over 240 stores, more than 30,000 associates, and is proud to have been recognized for 19 consecutive years as one of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®. CarMax is committed to making a positive impact on people, communities and the environment. Learn more in the 2023 Responsibility Report. For more information, visit www.carmax.com.
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The Producers Coming to Carrollton’s Amp
(Last Updated On: September 25, 2023)The Producers, an Atlanta band with a local connection, returns to rock the Amp, Saturday, October 7 at 8pm.The new wave power pop band includes Van Temple on guitar and vocals, Kyle Henderson on bass and vocals, Wayne “Famous” McNatt on keyboards and Carrollton native Bryan Holmes on drums.Originally a Beatles cover band, the group began performing their own material in nightclubs around the Atlanta area to a good response. They were signed to Portrait Records and releas...
(Last Updated On: September 25, 2023)
The Producers, an Atlanta band with a local connection, returns to rock the Amp, Saturday, October 7 at 8pm.
The new wave power pop band includes Van Temple on guitar and vocals, Kyle Henderson on bass and vocals, Wayne “Famous” McNatt on keyboards and Carrollton native Bryan Holmes on drums.
Originally a Beatles cover band, the group began performing their own material in nightclubs around the Atlanta area to a good response. They were signed to Portrait Records and released two albums for the label: The Producers (1981) and You Make the Heat (1982). The band became a favorite in the Southeast, propelling What She Does to Me onto the national Billboard Magazine singles charts. What’s He Got, Certain Kinda Girl, Who Do You Think You Are and She Sheila were popular as music videos on MTV. The band toured extensively in the early 1980s, opening for Cheap Trick and The Motels. They headlined MTV’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve broadcast in 1982.
Run For Your Life, the third Producers album was released in 1985 and featured Can’t Cry Anymore, a collaboration between The Producers and Kansas. Their fourth album, Coelacanth, was released in 2001.
Although the band officially retired in 1991, The Producers often reunite for live shows.
Cory Estes will open the show.
The Carrollton concert is sponsored by Scott Evans Nissan and Scott Evans Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep/Ram.
All events at the Amp are free. No professional photography is allowed during shows at the Amp. Please visit carrolltonga.com/amp for updates, venue guidelines and policies.
What: The Producers
When: Saturday, October 7 / 8 pm
Where: The Amp at Adamson Square
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Arden’s Garden Celebrates Arden Zinn’s Birthday with Festivities, Freebies and Discounts
Atlanta’s Leading Cold-Pressed Juice Brand Ushers in Special Discounts and Events Across All Locations
WHO: Arden’s Garden, one of the country’s top cold-pressed juice manufacturers known for their exceptionally healthy fruit juices, smoothies, cleanses and plant-based foods that have given many people easy access to their daily nutrition and health needs.
WHAT: A grand celebration in honor of the birthday of founder Arden Zinn. Customers are in for a treat upon visiting Arden’s Garden’s branches where they will be greeted to a grand celebration with:
WHEN: September 26, 2023, starting from regular opening hours until closing time or until supplies run out.
WHERE: All 16 Arden’s Garden branches across Georgia, including notable locations in Athens, Atlanta, Decatur, Douglasville, East Point, Lilburn, Newnan, Sandy Springs, and Vinings.
WHY: To immerse in a day of health, joy, and community as Arden’s Garden not only celebrates the legacy of its founder but also its commitment to making healthy and nutritious choices accessible to all. Join in to appreciate the vision of Arden Zinn, avail special offers, and be part of a movement that prioritizes well-being, one sip at a time.
For more information visit: www.ardensgarden.com
What’s Closed in West Georgia: Updated Restaurant and Retail Closures
Our pinpointed coverage area includes the cities of Bremen, Bowdon, Carrollton, Dallas, Franklin, Hogansville, LaGrange, Newnan, Peachtree City, Sharpsburg, Temple, and Villa RicaUnfortunately business closures do happen. We try hard to avoid bringing sad news to you. However, we’d like to give you an updated list before you stumble upon lights out and locked doors.If you spot something that needs to be added to our list please email ...
Our pinpointed coverage area includes the cities of Bremen, Bowdon, Carrollton, Dallas, Franklin, Hogansville, LaGrange, Newnan, Peachtree City, Sharpsburg, Temple, and Villa Rica
Unfortunately business closures do happen. We try hard to avoid bringing sad news to you. However, we’d like to give you an updated list before you stumble upon lights out and locked doors.
If you spot something that needs to be added to our list please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will confirm that it is indeed closed before adding it to the list. Retail and Restaurants only please. We will use our own discretion whether an article is written or not, most of the time a redirect link will be attached to the business Facebook.
The following is a list of businesses that are closed.We now remove items after 30 days from input date.
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Whitesburg Main Street Ice Cream & Boutique – Closing Oct 31