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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.
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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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The hip-hop band Rehab returning to its Macon roots for a show Friday night
Rehab will be performing live at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at the Capitol Theatre in Macon. This national hip-hop Middle Georgia band achieved its first taste of fame in the mid-1990s with their hit “It Don’t Matter.”The band, which signed with Epic Records in 1999, released “Southern Discomfort” in 2000 and featured Goodie Mob’s Cee-Lo and Big Gipp as well as Cody Chesnutt. Over 140,000 units of the CD sold and the band hit the top 15 of the Modern Rock charts with “It Don’t Matter.”...
Rehab will be performing live at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at the Capitol Theatre in Macon. This national hip-hop Middle Georgia band achieved its first taste of fame in the mid-1990s with their hit “It Don’t Matter.”
The band, which signed with Epic Records in 1999, released “Southern Discomfort” in 2000 and featured Goodie Mob’s Cee-Lo and Big Gipp as well as Cody Chesnutt. Over 140,000 units of the CD sold and the band hit the top 15 of the Modern Rock charts with “It Don’t Matter.” Since then, the band has produced more than eight studio albums. In 2023, on one streaming service alone, Rehab’s songs were streamed 35.4 million times in 180 countries.
Danny “Boone” Alexander who sings lead vocals, is the only member of the original band currently touring and is a proud representative of his hometown, Warner Robins, and of the entire Middle Georgia area. He resides in Warner Robins with his wife, Elizabeth Shiflet Alexander, less than a quarter mile from his grandparents’ former farm and his childhood home.
Alexander enjoys relaxing at home with his four cats and one dog and can often be found jamming in his backyard shop and burning the midnight oil. In nearly all his videos, his love for Middle Georgia can be seen in the form of his prominent Warner Robins tattoos displayed on his forearms.
While Danny hasn’t physically gone far from his beginnings, his outlook on life and his approach to music have both evolved tremendously. When asked to describe this evolution, Danny responded, “I used to do music to prove something and a lotta times, it was angry. Now, I just do music for the fun of it. The newer music is much more family friendly for sure. I write most nights. I love it!”
Danny’s influences are as varied as the music he creates, and many of those influences were from Middle Georgia. Some of his favorite include The Allman Brothers, Otis Redding, Little Richard, and Stillwater, just to name a few. While on a work trip to Los Angeles in 2001, Danny met Little Richard’s son and Little Richard himself. He said it was the highlight of that trip! He feels blessed to have been raised in a family that embraced music and in a community with such a rich musical history.
In addition to Alexander, Doyle Williams plays lead guitar, Nate Lee is on bass, and Ian Corabi performs on drums. The guys are very excited to be performing at what is essentially a hometown venue and look forward to entertaining family, friends, as well as, old and hopefully, some new fans.
Williams, who is a Macon native, was raised in the Bloomfield area on Thrasher Avenue and comes from an incredibly musical family. His mother, Arteen, was a classically trained soprano and his uncles, Tim and Gregg Brooks were both instrumental in the Macon music scene, and were inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.
“The minute I drive into Macon, I get overwhelmed with all the memories and history I have in this city,” he said. “I feel as if I have to perform at my highest level because the Macon music scene was the catalyst for my career as a guitarist. It made me who I am as a player.”
Ian Corabi, a California transplant who currently lives in Nashville, was born to a rock ‘n’ roll family and is the son of Jon Corabi, who toured as the lead singer of Motley Crue from 1992-1998. Corabi doesn’t remember life without his drumsticks and has been playing since he was 4.
Nate Lee, the bass player, is new to Rehab but is an old pro in the music scene. He has been performing since he was a child, playing in wedding bands and doing session work for singer/songwriters in Athens for years.
Rehab’s music can be found on all streaming platforms. Fans can also enjoy the new podcast, “Rehab presents WRBN, the podcast.” Free audio of the podcast can be found on Spotify, and video subscriptions are available on Patreon.
As a small token of Rehab’s love for Middle Georgia and in memory of Linda Perkins, Alexander’s “Aunt Sissy,” all merchandise profits from the Macon show will be donated to The Rescue Mission of Middle Georgia.
Tickets can be purchased at rehabtheband.com under the “tour” tab.
‘He loved his job.’ Macon’s beloved EMA chief who led city through Flood of ’94 dies
Joe Kovac Jr.https://www.macon.com/news/local/article282698063.html
Johnny Wingers, the ever-cheerful, on-the-spot former director of the Macon-Bibb County Emergency Management Agency, who guided the city through some of its most devastating natural disasters, including the Great Flood of 1994, died Monday. He was 84.Wingers’ steadfast preparedness and exuberance seemed to come naturally, making him a perfect fit in trying times, which came soon after his spring 1993 appointment as director.Barely a year into his tenure, when Tropical Storm Alberto stalled over Middle Georgia in July 1994...
Johnny Wingers, the ever-cheerful, on-the-spot former director of the Macon-Bibb County Emergency Management Agency, who guided the city through some of its most devastating natural disasters, including the Great Flood of 1994, died Monday. He was 84.
Wingers’ steadfast preparedness and exuberance seemed to come naturally, making him a perfect fit in trying times, which came soon after his spring 1993 appointment as director.
Barely a year into his tenure, when Tropical Storm Alberto stalled over Middle Georgia in July 1994, dumping record rainfall and swelling the Ocmulgee River to record flood levels that swamped Macon’s water plant, the city was without water service for the better part of three weeks.
Early on, Wingers set up water stations and brought in emergency supplies to keep hospitals running.
Meanwhile, his easy manner and telegenic charm kept locals informed as the floodwaters receded but taps were slow to flow.
Ten days into the Alberto-wrought water outage, Wingers told The Telegraph, “I think we all are getting a little bit on edge. You can’t take showers or wash your clothes, but we’ve got to be tough.”
In the years that followed, on through his retirement in 2009, Wingers, a 1957 graduate of Lanier High School who had been a colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, oversaw the implementation of life-saving warning sirens and led the response in the wake of the 2008 Mother’s Day tornadoes.
“That job came first,” Paula Wingers, his wife of 63 years, said Tuesday. “He loved every minute of it. ... He just loved the city. Period. And he didn’t want anything to happen to it.”
She recalled that in the wake of the Mother’s Day storms, with relatives visiting from out of town, “we didn’t see him the rest of the day. But that was Johnny. ... He was looking out for people.”
Former Mayor C. Jack Ellis recalled Wingers as “a great American” who “always found a way forward.”
Robert Reichert, another former mayor who worked with Wingers, described Wingers was “a lifelong, dedicated public servant.”
“He laid a foundation for the EMA network that I think is one of the state’s best,” Reichert said.
As violent storms and occasional sprinkles of snow came and went — sometimes even when they never materialized — Wingers and his charges stood watch. He would often tell reporters how, when a storm missed us, the city had “dodged a bullet” or “gotten lucky” and how, even so, he hadn’t slept for 48 hours or, sometimes, longer.
“He was a son of this area,” retired television news anchor and reporter Ron Wildman said of Wingers on Monday. “He was the go-to guy for everything.”
In 1999, when Hurricane Floyd forced coastal residents inland, Macon housed many of them at the Coliseum.
When it was over, a woman who’d brought a cat with her was for some reason not allowed to take the animal on the bus home.
So Wingers took it in.
He and his wife kept the cat for years.
Wingers, in honor of the storm that had brought the pet into his life, named it “Floyd.”
Funeral arrangements are pending.
Joe Kovac Jr. writes about local news and features for The Telegraph, with an eye for human-interest stories. Joe is a Warner Robins native and graduate of Warner Robins High. He joined the Telegraph in 1991 after graduating from the University of Georgia. As a Pulliam Fellowship recipient in 1991, Joe worked for the Indianapolis News. His stories have appeared in the Washington Post, the Seattle Times and Atlanta Magazine. He has been a Livingston Award finalist and won numerous Georgia Press Association and Georgia Associated Press awards.
This popular restaurant in north Macon is reopening with a new location & new name
The Macon community helped this north Macon eatery get back on its feet after a robbery. Now, the restaurant is rebranding to reflect its appreciation for the community and opening in a new location.Keene’s Kafe will now be known as Bear Burgers, and the new restaurant will be open for business in 2024.Bear Burgers will be located where Nu Way is currently located at 1602 Montpelier Ave Suite 105, Macon, GA 31201.Keene’s Kafe announced on Facebook ...
The Macon community helped this north Macon eatery get back on its feet after a robbery. Now, the restaurant is rebranding to reflect its appreciation for the community and opening in a new location.
Keene’s Kafe will now be known as Bear Burgers, and the new restaurant will be open for business in 2024.
Bear Burgers will be located where Nu Way is currently located at 1602 Montpelier Ave Suite 105, Macon, GA 31201.
Keene’s Kafe announced on Facebook their last day on Sept. 29. The owner, Jonathan Keene, posted a video Wednesday officially announcing the restaurant’s rebrand to Bear Burgers with the tagline “Bear Down on the Best Burgers.”
The restaurant will feature its popular mac ‘n’ cheese burger and bison burgers.
Keene wanted to rebrand his restaurant because of the help he received from the Middle Georgia community nearly three months ago when his business was robbed, he said.
After Keene announced in July that Keene’s Kafe was robbed, the community and other business owners pitched in to help Keene get back on his feet.
“I really thought that my dream was over, but because of the community and local business owners and all of you guys ... as of right now, we will be open tomorrow,” Keene said in a Facebook video. “That means that the criminals that tried to do something evil didn’t win.”
With the new location, Keene said he doesn’t want it to just be a restaurant. He wants it to be a comfortable place with a friendly atmosphere where people want to spend their time.
“Now is the time for somebody to step up and give the community a great location to eat, a great location to hang out, a great location to have events, a location that just spills out love and light and positivity but also reflects us as Middle Georgia so that’s what I want to do. That’s what I’m going to do,” Keene said in a video.
Keene promised to invest some of the profits the restaurant makes back into the Middle Georgia community to help it improve.
“Because of you guys, now Middle Georgia is gonna have a staple restaurant to love and enjoy for years and years and years to come,” he said.
This story was originally published December 5, 2023, 12:50 PM.
South Alabama plays Mercer on 3-game road skid
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Luton Town's Ross Barkley, left, duels for the ball with Arsenal's Martin Odegaard, right, during the English Premier League soccer match between Luton and Arsenal at Kenilworth Road, Luton, England, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023.
CAPTION CORRECTS THE DATE - Luton Town's Elijah Adebayo, left, duels for the ball with Arsenal's Gabriel during the English Premier League soccer match between Luton and Arsenal at Kenilworth Road, Luton, England, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023.
CAPTION CORRECTS THE DATE - Luton Town's Ross Barkley celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's third goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Luton and Arsenal at Kenilworth Road, Luton, England, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023.
CAPTION CORRECTS THE DATE - Arsenal's Bukayo Saka reacts during the English Premier League soccer match between Luton and Arsenal at Kenilworth Road, Luton, England, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023.
CAPTION CORRECTS THE DATE - Luton Town's Elijah Adebayo celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Luton and Arsenal at Kenilworth Road, Luton, England, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023.
CAPTION CORRECTS THE DATE - Luton Town's Elijah Adebayo scores his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Luton and Arsenal at Kenilworth Road, Luton, England, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023.
CAPTION CORRECTS THE DATE - Arsenal's Gabriel Martinelli celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Luton and Arsenal at Kenilworth Road, Luton, England, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023.
Man pleads guilty to 3 counts of child molestation for years long abuse, Macon DA's Office says
62-year-old Michael Elsasser pleaded guilty to three counts of child molestation over several years, multiple victims and multiple jurisdictions.MACON, Ga. — A man has pleaded guilty to three counts of child molestation which the Macon-Bibb District Attorney's Office says involved "a pattern of abuse over several years, multiple victims and multiple jurisdictions."It all started in 2019 when victims originally accused...
62-year-old Michael Elsasser pleaded guilty to three counts of child molestation over several years, multiple victims and multiple jurisdictions.
MACON, Ga. — A man has pleaded guilty to three counts of child molestation which the Macon-Bibb District Attorney's Office says involved "a pattern of abuse over several years, multiple victims and multiple jurisdictions."
It all started in 2019 when victims originally accused 62-year-old Michael Elsasser of misconduct. After forensic interviews law enforcement "was able to substantiate the claims of abuse," the DA's Office said.
After that, Elsasser was charged in both Crawford and Peach County.
On Friday, he pleaded guilty, the DA's Office said in a press release. He was sentenced to 60 years, and he'll spend the first 50 years in prison.
The structure of the plea deal enabled Elsasser to plead guilty to each of the crimes for each of the three different victims.
In the statement, Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney Anita Howard says that she is glad that the plea can give the victims some "measure of closure and can begin a healing journey."
"I grieve for the lost innocence of these three young girls, but am so very thankful for their bravery in disclosing the wrongs that were done to them and for the support they received from their families," Howard said in the statement.
After the forensic interviews, the GBI was called in to help assist with the investigation.
The Macon Judicial Circusit's District Attorney's Office thanked the GBI and the Crawford County Sheriff's Office for their work on the case.
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