Rubicon adds insurance, compliance options to buying program

Partnerships with Insurance Office of America and Concorde Inc. expands the RubiconPro buying program.

Rubicon Global, Atlanta, has announced Insurance Office of America (IOA), Longwood, Florida, and Concorde Inc., Philadelphia, have joined the RubiconPro buying program. The program helps to provide insurance and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) driver compliance administration to independent haulers and truckers.

Rubicon Global says the two new partnerships “underscore the vital importance of safety within [our] hauler network and the industry.”

“Launching these partnerships is a way that Rubicon Global and these partners are supporting the National Waste and Recycling Association’s (NWRA’s) August ‘Safety Stand Down’ campaign, which is focused on raising awareness throughout the waste and recycling industry about safety issues and possible improvements,” says the company. 

RubiconPro features fuel, equipment, financial and now insurance and compliance benefits that previously were only available to the industry’s largest regional and national haulers and truck fleets, Rubicon says.

Through RubiconPro, IOA will provide haulers and truckers with an internal department dedicated to waste, recycling and environmental accounts. IOA also will provide haulers with access to its RiskScore platform to determine the safety culture, claims management, training and compliance programs of an organization and help to implement a strategy of improvement where needed.

“IOA has a unique understanding of the waste industry, both the growth challenges that independent haulers face as well as the inherent risks, from an insurance perspective,” says Nathan Brainard, vice president, environmental division, IOA. “In addition, we’ve invested a considerable amount of time as members of both the NWRA ANSI z 245.1 and Safety Committees, to continue to educate ourselves on hauler safety and find new ways to serve our clients.”

Concorde Inc. will help independent haulers and trucking companies with benefits that help transportation companies maintain the administration and safety compliance process for its commercial drivers, including driver qualification management; motor vehicle record monitoring; compliance, safety and accountability reporting; medical examination review; drug and alcohol testing and employment screening services.

“Simplifying compliance will help haulers keep their drivers safe, on the road and up to date on Department of Transportation requirements and regulations,” says Kerry Grubb, director, RubiconPro. “Concorde has long been one of the most well-respected compliance firms in the nation, so we are pleased to have them join RubiconPro.”
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