We talk about Fourth of July Fireworks, and apple pie, when talking about America, but everybody knows that pickup trucks, big rigs, and trucking come in a close third place. No matter if it’s a pickup truck for a hunting trip, or the massive eighteen-wheeler going pedal-to-the-metal down the superhighway, it’s no secret that America has an ongoing love affair with trucks. They have been romanticized for decades in songs and movies.
Trucks and the trucking industry, however, are more than simply romantic. They play a vital part in the country’s marketplace. Just take a glance at these statistics.
Before the automobiles or the trucks took over our roads and highways, freight and goods traveled by train, wagons, and boats on the rivers. It was America’s entry into World War I that brought about the necessity for alternate ways to transport goods. It was during that era that trucks began to be manufactured and put into use. However, it wasn’t until the 1920s that consumers were able to purchase a pickup of their own.
As Henry Ford became aware of the potential of the pickup, he manufactured the “Ford Model T Runabout with Pickup Body” in 1925. Ford coined the name “pickup” and it stuck.
The response of the public surprised Ford and his leaders, as they were not aware of what they’d stumbled onto. Of course, there’d been many variations of trucks for commercial use previous to this, but not for the general public. That first year, Ford produced 75,000 beds and 34,000 of the pickup vehicles. History was in the making. (Or we might say the truck love story was in the making.)
In the early years, trucks were for farmers, ranchers, and over-the-road transport. However, as the decades passed, it grew into the massive commercial industry of the current day. Which is why Alchemy Insurance offers superior Commercial Insurance for Trucks.
The romanticizing of truckers, trucking, and 18-wheelers is a bit of a mystery but came into the fore during the sixties and seventies at the height of the CB radio craze. The songs filled album after album, the lyrics of which appealed to a wide audience, not simply country music fans. Songs of heartache, loneliness, and a renegade type of lifestyle. Movies such as Smokey and the Bandit, Breaker! Breaker! and Convoy filled the movie theaters with movie-goers who couldn’t get enough.
Convoy serves up to the viewers, scene after scene of wrecks, semis crashing into small buildings, and an entire truck convoy slamming through roadblocks. Had an Alchemy Insurance agent been on hand, they would have most likely presented those drivers with a Commercial Truck Insurance Buying Guide. It certainly would have been needed.
Recent years have seen many entrepreneurs entering the arena of the trucking industry. As business owners, their knowledge, understanding, and insight into the matters of commercial insurance for trucks is crucial. Lack of such knowledge could possibly devastate their business endeavors. Therefore, Alchemy agents promote their Commercial Truck Insurance Buying Guide.
Examples of commercial trucks could range from a pickup truck to a food vendor vehicle, to a delivery truck. Most often these business vehicles are used in construction, transportation of goods, or agriculture. On the other hand, for some owners, this might include an entire fleet of trucks. Commercial truck insurance for any of these business owners is every bit as crucial as car insurance. Perhaps even more.
It would do well for these types of businesses to connect with an agency that knows the industry and can create a customized commercial truck insurance policy that would protect the business from possible disaster.
Alchemy Insurance Agency is a great choice since it is made up of a team of well-informed commercial truck insurance specialists, all of whom are educated in the different areas of protection. These agents have established working relationships with the top names in the insurance industry, because of this they are able to offer trucking companies the exact commercial truck insurance policies, coverage, and protection that that company needs.
A knowledgeable Alchemy Insurance agent will raise the business owner’s awareness of all areas that must be covered in any policy. Typically, this includes the following areas:
As an independent insurance agency, Alchemy works with multiple carriers to find the best policy at the most affordable price. The company has 30+ years of experience finding individuals and businesses the best policy prices from well-known carriers such as Progressive, Safeco, Nationwide, and more!
Alchemy Insurance was founded on the premise that owners of trucking businesses shouldn’t have to spend hours shopping and comparing rates from multiple carriers to buy commercial truck insurance. Alchemy Insurance agents compare rates with dozens of carriers to find you the best price, so you don’t have to!