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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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What's going next to Chick-fil-A?
Work is continuing at a fairly brisk pace on a new building at 1720 North Columbia St., just south of Chick-fil-A.Clocking in at roughly 3,600 square feet, the new building will be home to Peachtree Immediate Care, another urgent care center or "doc-in-a-box' business. Currently, Peachtree Immediate Care currently has 61 locations, all in Georgia. The overwhelming majority are in metro Atlanta, while there are three in Middle Georgia, all in Hou...
Work is continuing at a fairly brisk pace on a new building at 1720 North Columbia St., just south of Chick-fil-A.
Clocking in at roughly 3,600 square feet, the new building will be home to Peachtree Immediate Care, another urgent care center or "doc-in-a-box' business. Currently, Peachtree Immediate Care currently has 61 locations, all in Georgia. The overwhelming majority are in metro Atlanta, while there are three in Middle Georgia, all in Houston County.
Peachtree Immediate Care already has a web page for its "Milledgeville Urgent Care Center," which can be viewed here. The Milledgeville location will be open 361 days a year, according to the web page, closing only for New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Peachtree Immediate Care earlier this spring opened a new location in Bonaire in Houston County. According to a press release, "(Peachtree Immediate Care) locations) are staffed by capable providers – board-certified physicians, physician assistants, or nurse practitioners – as well as highly trained clinical and support staff. Peachtree Immediate Care is continuously hiring for these positions in new as well as existing centers at crhhealthcare.com/careers. Urgent care services include treatment for injuries and illnesses that require attention but are not life-threatening. Examples include flu-like symptoms, strep throat, minor burns, pink eye, ear/skin infections, lacerations, STD testing and treatment, sprains, and more. In addition to urgent care services, the clinics also offer limited primary care and occupational health services, which includes physicals (e.g., pre-employment, annual, & DOT), worker's compensation injury treatment, and drug testing."
Peachtree Immediate Care is part of the Emory Healthcare Network, according to its website. "As part of the Emory Healthcare Network, Peachtree Immediate Care patients have access to a clinically integrated network of Emory-employed and private-practice physicians working together to create a single comprehensive care management system," according to the company. "While our providers and staff are not Emory Healthcare employees, our clinics are linked to Emory’s electronic medical records system for seamless patient care. If needed, urgent care patients who are referred to Emory Healthcare Network providers for additional or more complex treatment will already have a health record in the system, which is convenient for patients and the physicians alike."
CNN recently took an in-depth look at the rise of urgent care centers, which have actually been around since the 1970s. Milledgeville, for example, soon will have four different urgent care centers after having zero up until about 10 years ago. There are several reasons behind the rise of urgent care centers, according to the article:
"They have become more popular over the past two decades in part due to pressures on the primary care system. People’s expectations of wait times have changed and it can be difficult, and sometimes almost impossible, to book an immediate visit with a primary care provider.Urgent care sites are typically open for longer hours during the weekday and on weekends, making it easier to get an appointment or a walk-in visit.
"Health insurers and hospitals have also become more focused on keeping people out of the emergency room. Emergency room visits are around ten times more expensive than visits to an urgent care center. During the early 2000s, hospital systems and health insurers started opening their own urgent care sites, and they have introduced strategies to deter emergency room visits.
"Additionally, passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 spurred an increase in urgent care providers as millions of newly insured Americans sought out health care. Private-equity and venture capital funds also poured billions into deals for urgent care centers, according to data from PitchBook.
"Urgent care centers can be attractive to investors. Unlike ERs, which are legally obligated to treat everyone, urgent care sites can essentially choose their patients and the conditions they treat. Many urgent care centers don’t accept Medicaid and can turn away uninsured patient's unless they pay a fee."
Boil water advisory for areas of Milledgeville ended after tests show water supply safe for use
A water main break caused water pressure in parts of the city to drop to potentially unsafe levels on Monday, but the issue was then resolved on Tuesday.MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. — Update:The City of Milledgeville says that the boil water advisory for portions of the city is over.The announcement was made Tuesday, one day after a water main break ...
A water main break caused water pressure in parts of the city to drop to potentially unsafe levels on Monday, but the issue was then resolved on Tuesday.
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. — Update:
The City of Milledgeville says that the boil water advisory for portions of the city is over.
The announcement was made Tuesday, one day after a water main break caused concern about the potential of health hazards entering portions of the city's water system.
The boil water advisory was issued for 127 Blandy Road, Merriweather Circle, Pine Lane Drive and Stevens Drive but, after tests came back with "favorable results," the city's water department and the Georgia EPD says that they rescinded the order.
They did bacteriological sampling within the area affected by the water main break -- which lowered water pressure to dangerously low levels -- and found that the water supply was safe for residents.
When water pressure is low, that increases the risk for potential health hazards to enter the water supply, since those areas are unable able to prevent backflow or back-siphonages of water, the city said in their original post.
A boil water advisory has been issued Monday by Milledgeville's Water and Sewer department for some areas of the city after a water main break, according to a press release from the City of Milledgeville.
They say the boil water advisory applies to 127 Blandy Road, Meriweather Circle, Pine Lanes Drive and Stevens Drive.
According to the press release, the water main break has caused water pressure in those areas to drop to dangerously low levels. This increases the potential for health hazards, the city said, since these areas with zero pressure are unable to prevent backflow or back-siphonages of water.
That can introduce water of unknown quality into the water distribution system, the press release said.
All residents in these areas are urged to "boil" all water prior to using it for drinking, cooking or preparing baby food. They say the water needs to be boiled for at least one minute after reaching a rolling boil before it is safe for use.
The City of Milledgeville did not release any information about when the boil water advisory might end, and they say that citizens in the affected areas should continue to boil water until they are notified otherwise.
They say that notice will be issued when the system has been restored to "full operation" and they have determined that the quality of the water in their water distribution system is safe for human consumption.
For residents with any questions about the boil water advisory, the press release says that you can contact the City of Milledgeville's Water and Sewer Department at 478-414-4052.
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New Milledgeville Pizza Hut off and running
The future happens fast sometimes.Take, for example, the original Milledgeville Pizza Hut, which had a jukebox and giant clunky cash register. Compare that to the new Milledgeville Pizza Hut, just opened last week, which has delivery robots and no cash register whatsoever.It's all part of the pizza chain's new location at Georgia College & State University's West Campus, located off of the bypass. The restaurant held its grand opening last Thursday, and WMAZ/Channel 13 was there to check it out...For local Pizza Hut ...
The future happens fast sometimes.
Take, for example, the original Milledgeville Pizza Hut, which had a jukebox and giant clunky cash register. Compare that to the new Milledgeville Pizza Hut, just opened last week, which has delivery robots and no cash register whatsoever.
It's all part of the pizza chain's new location at Georgia College & State University's West Campus, located off of the bypass. The restaurant held its grand opening last Thursday, and WMAZ/Channel 13 was there to check it out...
For local Pizza Hut loyalists, the new restaurant indeed is open to the general public and not just reserved for university students and employees. There's no signage, currently, and there's no dedicated parking for the new Pizza Hut. In terms of getting there, get off the bypass, drive for a little while and make the first available right, which will take you to a commons area and bus ramp. The Pizza Hut is located on the backside of the building that's situated to the left of the dorms...
Delivery is only available to students living in the West Campus dorms, courtesy of the aforementioned pizza delivery robots, and the inside of the restaurant essentially is a "grab-and-go." The menu currently consists of "6-piece mild wings; 9-inch hand tossed cheese and pepperoni and meat lover’s pizza; and 8-piece cheese, pepperoni bread and cinnamon poppers."
There's no calling in for carryout. However, if a certain menu item isn't available on the hot racks, customers can place an in-store order and wait for however long it takes.
The hours of operation are Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to midnight.
Pizza Hut was the original pizza chain restaurant in Milledgeville and first opened its doors in 1973, a full 50 years ago believe it or not. It was a really big deal at the time, but then again anything that was new in Milledgeville back then was a really big deal at the time. The new West Campus location is actually the fourth incarnate of a Milledgeville Pizza Hut. The original Milledgeville Pizza Hut was located across the street from the Piggly Wiggly on South Wayne Street and featured ample indoor seating. That structure had the classic Pizza Hut look, the look that inspired an entire comedic blog – Used To Be A Pizza Hut – which is still pretty hilarious after all these years...
The original Milledgeville Pizza Hut then caught fire in 2005 and was replaced by a smaller and sleeker Pizza Hut. Fast forward several years, and the new franchisees decided to abandon the southside and move to a location on North Columbia Street, across from Arby's. That didn't last long, though, leaving Milledgeville Pizza Hut-less until last week.
Chicken Salad Chick breaks ground in Milledgeville
The new Chicken Salad Chick building on North Columbia Street is beginning to take shape – literally.Crews currently are grading the property and preparing to move forward with construction.The location is 1901 North Columbia Street, located between the Little Caesars shopping plaza and the old Express Car Wash.In recent years, Chicken Salad Chick has been a fast riser on the Milledgeville restaurant wish list. Now, it's actually happening. The Milledgeville location will be the third in middle Georgia, joining the...
The new Chicken Salad Chick building on North Columbia Street is beginning to take shape – literally.
Crews currently are grading the property and preparing to move forward with construction.
The location is 1901 North Columbia Street, located between the Little Caesars shopping plaza and the old Express Car Wash.
In recent years, Chicken Salad Chick has been a fast riser on the Milledgeville restaurant wish list. Now, it's actually happening. The Milledgeville location will be the third in middle Georgia, joining the one on Bass Road in Macon and the one on Watson Boulevard in Warner Robins.
According to the architectural submissions, the building will clock in at just over 3,000 square feet and have seating for 82. A rendering of the building also was included...
Investing in a Chicken Salad Chick apparently isn't cheap. A company called RLM Land Holdings LLC previously purchased the property for $620,000. Meanwhile, according to company documents, the "estimated official investment" for a Chicken Salad Chick is between $562,000 and $740,000, not counting the property, which brings the total to well over $1 million.
Checking out the menu at the Macon location, there are 12 different chicken salad recipes, all of which come served on a bed of lettuce. The price point for The Chick Combo is $8.99 and includes a "scoop" of chicken salad plus either a side item, a bowl of soup or an extra "scoop" of chicken salad.
Judging by the menu, chicken salad has come a long way over the years. Here are all of the different variations at Chicken Salad Chick:
• Classic Carol – All white meat, shredded chicken, finely minced celery, mayonnaise, & our secret seasoning.
• Olivia’s Old South – A southern tradition combining sweet pickles & egg.
• Lauryn’s Lemon Basil – Our brightest flavor featuring chopped pecans, fresh basil, & lemon.
• Dixie Chick – An onion-lover’s delight! The only one with onions.
• Sassy Scotty – A zesty blend of ranch, bacon, & shredded cheddar cheese.
• Barbie-Q – A hickory smoked BBQ flavor that is sure to please.
• Fancy Nancy – Dress it up with Fuji apples, seedless grapes, & pecans.
• Fruity Fran – A refreshing blend of Fuji apples, seedless grapes, & pineapple.
• Cranberry Kelli – A mixture of dried, sweetened cranberries, & slivered almonds.
• Buffalo Barclay – Craving wings? This is definitely the choice for you.
• Jalapeno Holly – Whew!! The name says it all, diced jalapenos galore.
• Kickin’ Kay Lynne – ranch, bacon, shredded cheddar cheese, jalapenos, & Sriracha!
Three more options also are available with The Chick Combo – Egg Salad, Pimento Cheese and Spicy Pimento Cheese.
The side items, meanwhile, are Broccoli Salad, Grape Salad, Pasta Salad, Fresh Fruit and Mac 'n Cheese. Rounding out the menu are two salads – Classic Salad and Seasonal Salad – as well as four sandwiches – Chicken Salad BLT, Pimento Cheese BLT, Turkey Club and Turkey Pesto.
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Chicken Salad Chick was started by an Alabama lady named Stacy Brown. As the story goes, Brown "started dropping off samples of her creation in teachers’ lounges and hair salons, and then began selling door-to-door. Orders poured in; Chicken Salad Chick was born. One day Stacy received a call from Stan with the Lee County Health Department, who told her the home business was illegal. With her chicken salad still in high demand, Stacy and her husband, Kevin Brown, were motivated to open up a carry-out only, humble yet honest-to-goodness restaurant where they could spread joy, enrich lives, and serve others. The rest, as they say, is history."
Based on the bio, Stan apparently was never completely forgiven, whoever Stan is.
According to this 2019 press release, Chicken Salad Chick: "Founded in Auburn, Alabama, in 2008, Chicken Salad Chick serves full-flavored, Southern-style chicken salad made from scratch and served from the heart...Today, the brand has more than 135 restaurants in 16 states and is continuing its rapid expansion with both franchise and company locations."
At last count, the company was up to roughly 280 locations in 19 states.
No target opening date has been given by the company for the Milledgeville location.
City of Milledgeville takes owner of decaying building to court
A crumbling building in downtown Milledgeville has been fenced off for five years blocking the street and other businesses. The city says it needs to be addressedMILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. — After five years, the city of Milledgeville is taking a crumbling downtown building to court.The roof of the building on 107 and 225 South Wayne Street collapsed almost five years ago. When fences went up to keep the public safe, it ended up blocking sev...
A crumbling building in downtown Milledgeville has been fenced off for five years blocking the street and other businesses. The city says it needs to be addressed
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. — After five years, the city of Milledgeville is taking a crumbling downtown building to court.
The roof of the building on 107 and 225 South Wayne Street collapsed almost five years ago. When fences went up to keep the public safe, it ended up blocking several parking spots including some for disabled drivers. It also blocks the sidewalk and access to other businesses.
After several formal requests to clean it up, the City of Milledgeville is taking the situation to court.
“This really is the last resort,” says City attorney Jimmy Jordan.
Jordan says problems began five years ago when building owner, Larry Simmons, claimed the city's stormwater problems caused his roof to cave in.
“Engineers, the public works department looked into that. That was not the case,” Jordan says.
The city said the building was unsafe and blocked it off.
Then they started talking to Simmons and his lawyer about the cleanup.
“Formally reached out to him on at least three occasions with letters citing code violations and the seriousness of the public safety concern,” Jordan explains.
He says eventually they had to put up fencing to protect people from the crumbling facade when Simmons wouldn't take action.
Two years ago, they reached a mediation agreement.
Jordan says they explained to Simmons that it was his responsibility to clean up the dilapidated building. The mediation reached an agreement that the city would provide Simmons access to the city’s revolving loan fund.
“That is created particularly for downtown improvements,” Jordan explains. “He had to make an application. He began the application process and then, for whatever reason, stopped. There was no communication. Obviously, the property owner did not follow through.”
The Ript Zone shop owner CJ Jameson has a business just down the street. He says it keeps folks away.
“They’ve got it all blocked off and it’s clogging up the whole area there in front of it,” Jameson explains. “They hit the barriers and just walk the other way."
Miles of Styles owner Heidi Martin says it's getting harder to stay open. She says she’s had to reduce the amount of days she’s open due to reduced traffic.
She says something must be done.
“All the businesses on South Wayne would benefit from that. It impacts this area greatly. It's a small college town. It needs to be resolved; it’s gone of for far too long, Martin says.
So what is the last resort for the city?
Filing for a nuisance abatement in municipal court. Meaning: the city wants to clean the mess up themselves. and later possibly apply to foreclose the building to pay back the cleanup costs .
“It's imperative from the city standpoint that this situation not go on any longer than it already has,” Jordan says.
We were unable to reach Simmons and his business All Star Properties LLC for comment.
Jordan says the court date is set for Wednesday, June 7. He says they estimate costs to cleanup and reinforce the building will be around $200,000.